Blizzard is certainly in a moment of full revaluation, and according to a report by Bloomberg it has cut its head off two spins- off of World of Warcraft in development.
The most famous MMO in the world, who created a boundless world to discover with books on Amazon, has imposed itself on the market for many years as the only exponent like that.
A franchise that has expanded in various ways , and will continue to do so with a mobile title that will be available soon.
While the company is currently handling the release of Diablo Immortal from which increasingly strange stories are emerging.
From a Bloomber report by Jason Schreier and Zheping Huang we discover that Blizzard was developing two spin-offs of World of Warcraft , but which have been deleted.
And, from the description that emerges from the information in the report, they seemed two really promising projects , for the present historical moment.
Blizzard and NetEase have cut the plug on a mobile version of World of Warcraft , a spin-off set in Azeroth in a different historical period, in development for more than 3 years.
The second project was a response to Pokémon GO , an augmented reality mobile game always linked to the world of Warcraft based on geolocation .
Both projects seem to have come to a break in construction for financial reasons .
Blizzard also canceled a Warcraft mobile game based on geolocation a la Pokemon Go, Bloomberg earlier reported. That game, code-named Orbis, had been in development for 4+ years. Mobile games are typically made in much less time
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In addition to some unfulfilled agreements by some of the parties, it seems that the development of the projects has gone too long , thus not respecting the deadlines previously agreed.
Given the success of Diablo Immortal , two such games would have sparked and broken the Internet , probably.
A platform, that of the latest Diablo that has gathered many players despite the numerous controversies about it.
As for future projects, however, we already know that Overwatch 2 will not follow the example of Diablo Immortal , despite the turning point free-to-play of the shooter.