While Macs aren’t exactly known for gaming, some developers do choose to create Mac versions of their games in addition to Windows. Blizzard is one those developers where the company has been known to create Mac versions of their games alongside Windows, and not just as an afterthought.
Every year, there is a mad rush to purchase tickets to attend Blizzard’s annual conference, BlizzCon. However, for those living overseas or who couldn’t purchase tickets, there was always the option of attending the conference virtually, although you’d still need to pay for an online ticket.
Earlier this month, Blizzard announced that they would be delaying the release of World of Warcraft :Shadowlands. The company stated that due to the feedback that they received during the beta of the game that they decided that they had to go back to the drawing board and fix some of the things players had issues with.
Blizzard’s rise to fame could be credited to a couple of games – Warcraft and StarCraft, both of which are RTS games. The company has since moved on from the RTS genre by focusing on MMORPGs and shooters like Overwatch. Will Blizzard return to its RTS roots one day? We’re sure many are hoping to see a StarCraft 3 or a Warcraft 4, but that may never happen.
Blizzard’s StarCraft franchise used to rule the RTS eSports scene, and to a certain extent, StarCraft 2 is still beloved and played by many even today. However, the game is rather long in the tooth so it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Blizzard has announced that they will no longer be developing for the game any further.
If you’re a huge World of Warcraft fan and would love to show your allegiance to either the Horde or the Alliance, you’re in luck because it seems that Blizzard has teamed up with Secretlab for World of Warcraft themed gaming chairs where they are decorated and themed around the Horde and Alliance factions.
Back in August, Blizzard announced that the World of Warcraft “Shadowlands” expansion would be released towards the end of October. However, it seems that will no longer be the case as Blizzard has announced that the release of the expansion has been delayed to later this year, but did not specify when exactly.
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.