Diablo VI and Overwatch 2 will not be released this year
Activision Blizzard has confirmed that both games will launch in 2022 or later
Published: 5th February 2021 | Source: Activision Blizzard |
Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 will not be released this year
During the company's latest earnings call, Activision Blizzard confirmed to shareholders that Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV will not be released during the 2021 financial year, stating that neither game will impact their next 2021 financials. No impact means no game sales, and no games sales means no 2021 release for either title.
With Blizzard failing to announce a release date for either game, neither title has been officially delayed. Both games are now expected to release in 2022, though a later release date is possible. Blizzard has been quiet about both games so far, giving us little room to estimate Blizzard's release plans.
We expect to hear more about both games at BlizzCon, which will be hosted online on February 19th. Blizzard is expected to release new information about all of their new and upcoming games, showcasing new game trailers and announcements for all of their major franchises.
While Diablo 4 will not release this year, the franchise's mobile spin-off Diablo Immortal is due to release sometime in 2021. Blizzard is also reportedly working on a Diablo 2 remake, which could be revealed at BlizzCon.