It appears to be like like we’ll be taking part in Warcraft in some type on our telephones, pretty quickly. In its newest monetary earnings report, Activision Blizzard revealed that it presently has a Warcraft recreation within the works for cellular units. Particulars are slim at this time limit, however we all know that the sport can be right here sooner or later this yr.
The point out of this Warcraft cellular recreation is transient and included close to the start of a prolonged monetary report for Activision Blizzard’s fourth quarter of fiscal yr 2021. Giving us a recap of the yr for every of Activision Blizzard’s main elements – Activision, Blizzard, and King – we additionally get a couple of statements that look forward towards what we will count on out of 2022.
“Blizzard is planning new content material for the Warcraft franchise in 2022, together with new experiences in World and Warcraft and Hearthstone, and getting all-new cellular Warcraft content material into gamers’ fingers for the primary time,” the press launch says. That’s all of the monetary report says, so, sadly, we’re caught imagining what this cellular recreation may very well be till Blizzard reveals extra.
As IGN notes, rumors of a Warcraft cellular recreation have been making the rounds for years, first sprouting up in 2017. This isn’t the primary time we’ve heard about in-development Warcraft cellular video games instantly from Blizzard both, as the corporate confirmed it had quite a lot of cellular titles in growth final yr. Now, evidently not less than one in all them is able to launch.
The one actual hunch now we have to go on comes from a 2018 Kotaku write-up that’s largely concerning the Diablo franchise, which reported that Blizzard had a Warcraft model of Pokemon GO in growth with one in all its incubation groups. Whereas we’re undecided what the last word destiny of that recreation was, it’s at all times doable that’s the sport Blizzard is referencing in its press launch.
One factor is for certain: the Warcraft collection might use just a little love after the debacle that was the launch of Warcraft III Reforged and the fairly cool reception we’ve seen towards World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Whether or not or not we’ll discover that in a cellular recreation is up within the air, and we’re doubting that most of the Blizzard devoted will wish to flip to smartphones to get their Warcraft kicks.
For now, we’ll simply have to attend and see what Blizzard proclaims subsequent. There are lots of issues within the works at Blizzard HQ, together with Diablo Immortal, Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, and a survival recreation that makes use of a wholly new IP. Between all that and the pending Microsoft acquisition, 2022 ought to be a giant yr for Activision Blizzard, so we’ll let you recognize when there’s extra to report.