So a couple of years ago during BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced a couple of sequels for their franchises. This included Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. It has been about two years since those announcements, which means that we should be able to expect either game to be released soon, right?
Unfortunately, if you were hoping to see either game released this year, you might be disappointed to learn that will not be happening. This is according to a tweet by Geoff Keighley who said that during Activision Blizzard’s earnings call, the company stated that they do not expect either game to be released this year.
During earnings call, Activision Blizzard said it does not expect Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 to launch in 2021. pic.twitter.com/C2BmDP53JA
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 4, 2021
In a way, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. Blizzard is known for taking their time with their games and prefer getting it right instead of rushing titles out. Also, as for Diablo IV, there is also Diablo Immortal that has yet to be released, and we imagine that Blizzard will most likely want that to be released first before Diablo IV so as not to distract gamers from either title.
There is no word on when either game will be released, but 2021 is pretty much out of the question, leaving 2022 as being the next earliest possible timeframe we can look forward to.