Diablo 4: Blizzard plans significantly later release

Activision Blizzard is a computer and computer game group based in Santa Monica, The Golden State, United States. The business stemmed from the Combination of the Author Activision with Vivendi Universal Gamings. In terms of sales, the company is the marketplace leader in the computer and video clip games market. The shares of the business are traded under the abbreviation ATVI at the NASDAQ. Bulk owner was Vivendi up until July 2013. The company emerged on 10 July 2008 by the merger of the US Team Activision and Vivendi Gamings, a 100% subsidiary of the media company Vivendi. The Game Sup of Vivendi was incorporated right into Activision, which Vivendi received the stock bulk of Activision Blizzard with 52 percent of the shares. Vivendi has actually counted on options the opportunity of increasing the shares to 68 percent. The part Blizzard in the company name go back to the video game designer Blizzard Home entertainment, which Vivendi Gamings presented into the brand-new Group. Due to the basic knownness by the development of the computer game Wow, the high sales share in Vivendi Games and the autonomy that the workshop enjoys both under Vivendi Gamings and the new group, the blend partners decided to suit Blizzard on behalf of the business.

If you are already waiting eager to Diablo 4, Blizzard has a bad news for you. The release window was moved backwards because the game requires even more development time. Incidentally, you divides the fate with the Overwatch fans.

Neither for Diablo 4 nor for OverVATCH 2 There has been an official release date so far, yet Blizzard moves its own plans backwards. In the current financial report of Activision Blizzard, the company explains that in the coming year, while the content of Blizzard is to be expected, but the two continuations will probably not belong.

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There are still no concrete dates before, but it is not expected that one of the two games appear in 2022. It is much more likely that the releases will be made only in 2023 or later. The presentation of the financial report states:

While we continue to plan to publish a large amount of content of Blizzard next year, we are now planning a later release of OverVATCH 2 and Diablo 4 as originally intended. (Source: Activision Blizzard).

Although the teams have made great steps towards completion of both projects, but it lacks time to focus on the contents that should appear after the launch. Blizzard wants to make sure that the communities have games in both for both years.

Why the shift?

The need for more development time should also be protruded by the change in some leaderships. So it says at Blizzard:

While we worked with new leadership at Blizzard and the franchises, especially in some supporting creative roles, it has become clear that part of the planned blizzard content for the coming year is needed even more development time to get full potential unfold. (Source: Activision Blizzard)

This refers to the departure of Game Director (Diablo 4) Louis Barriga in August 2021 in the course of the lawsuit that promotes the company a major problem with discrimination and sexual harassment. The Overwatch team also lost Game Director Jeff Kaplan in April 2021 and in September Executive Producer Chacko Sonny.


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The year 2022 looks rather pale, which concerns new games of Blizzard. However, the shifting of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 is not too much surprise, the company struggles with regard to a court suit with completely different problems.


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