If you’re looking to learn more about the Overwatch and Diablo universes, you might be in luck because those franchises are about to get deeper and more expanded with their own animated series. This is according a recently discovered LinkedIn profile of Nick van Dyk, Activision Blizzard Studios’ co-president.
When Blizzard released Diablo 3 for consoles, it was the company’s first console release. However, in case you didn’t know, back in 2002, Blizzard had attempted to branch into consoles with its StarCraft franchise through a third-person shooter game known as StarCraft: Ghost, but the game never came to pass.
While there are several game streaming services available on the market today, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now was met with a lot of positive reviews when it launched last week. This is because unlike some other streaming platforms, GeForce Now allowed users to connect to their favorite stores and play games they already owned.
These days, we’re starting to see more developers and publishers remake and remaster older games. Blizzard is no exception because during a recent conference call with investors and analysts, the CFO of Activision Blizzard, Dennis Durkin, revealed that the company was working on more remakes and remasters of their games for 2020.
While Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise isn’t on the same competitive level compared to StarCraft, it was still extremely popular and helped to spawn the company’s World of Warcraft MMORPG, which is possibly one of the most popular MMORPG’s in the world at the moment. This is why we can understand why many gamers were excited for Warcraft 3: Reforged.
The law is a funny thing where depending on how contracts and legal documents are written, you can skirt around it by finding loopholes. Blizzard found out the hard way when the Defense of the Ancient custom game built using the Warcraft 3 campaign creator, ended up in the hands of Valve who ended up creating Dota 2.
When it comes to proposals, everyone is trying to come up with something that is truly special and unique to them that will also be extremely memorable. In the case of gamer and producer on Fallout 3 and Halo 4, Gavin Carter, he decided to put together a real-life Overwatch loot box to propose to his girlfriend.
At BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard announced Warcraft 3: Reforged. Warcraft 3 is by no means a new game, but Blizzard decided that they would be revisiting the game and give it a more modern day makeover with higher-res graphics and new textures. From what we can tell, it looks like a brand new game.
Over the past few years, Blizzard has introduced remasters of several of its games. This came in the form of a remaster of the original StarCraft and back in 2018, Blizzard announced Warcraft 3: Reforged which is also basically a remaster of the game. We have also heard the rumors that a Diablo 2 remaster could be in the works as well, but maybe not.
Microtransactions have become a very common feature in games these days, and it looks like Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo 4 will not be an exception. During BlizzCon 2019, Twitch streamer Quin69 spoke with the game’s lead designer Joe Shely in which it was revealed that the game will have microtransactions that gamers can look forward to.
When Diablo 4 was announced, it was announced for multiple platforms such as the PC, Xbox One, and the PS4. However, given the current state of Diablo 3 for the console, it was assumed that multiplayer would be separated based on platform, but the good news is that Blizzard is hoping to overcome this.
There were rumors that come BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard would finally take the wraps off Diablo IV, a game that many thought would be announced last year but was not. Sure enough, the rumors were true because Diablo IV has since been officially announced at the developer’s annual gaming event.
Ahead of BlizzCon 2019, there was a leak suggesting that Blizzard would be announcing a new World of Warcraft expansion, one that could possibly take players back to Icecrown and maybe encounter the Lich King again. It turns out that the rumors were sort of right as Blizzard has since taken the wraps off the Shadowlands expansion.
Overwatch was first released back in 2016 and was Blizzard’s first new IP in a very long time. It looks like Blizzard is definitely not wasting anytime because at BlizzCon 2019, about 3 years after the launch of the first Overwatch game, the developer has announced its sequel in the form of Overwatch 2.