Last year at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard announced the next expansion for the World of Warcraft MMORPG in the form of Shadowlands. This essentially picks up where the previous expansion, Battle of Azeroth, left off and introduces a bunch of new zones, new raids, dungeons, and of course a new end boss in the form of the Jailer.
Blizzard typically hosts an event every year around November known as BlizzCon. It is one of the biggest gaming events in the year as this is when Blizzard usually announces updates to their games as well as new titles. Unfortunately, it looks like BlizzCon 2020 will not be taking place this year.
Back in 2017, we heard rumors that a Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 remaster could be in the works. Half of the rumor was true as Warcraft 3: Reforged was eventually released, and now it seems that a Diablo 2 remaster could very well be on its way. Interestingly enough, this remaster will not be developed by Blizzard, but by Vicarious Visions, a subsidiary of Activision.
With people around the world being advised to stay home to practice social distancing and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many are no doubt taking this opportunity to play games that they might not have otherwise have the time for. If you are a World of Warcraft player who has retired, now might be a good time to get back into the game.
For those of you who are stuck at home working or studying, you might be pleased to learn that Blizzard has announced the latest expansion for Hearthstone in the form of “Ashes of Outland”. This is the first expansion for Hearthstone for the year of 2020 where it is expected to go live on the 7th of April.
Last year, Blizzard announced Diablo IV, the latest installment in the Diablo franchise. Unlike Diablo 3, where the PC version came out first and the console version followed later, Blizzard revealed that they will be developing both the PC and console version side-by-side, and that it looks like the PC version will support controller gameplay if that’s your preference.
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.