Blizzard has confirmed this morning that Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will both now release later than envisaged. Both were presumed to be scheduled to release in 2022, it’s now likely that these games will launch in 2023 at the absolute earliest.
In the company’s earnings call this morning, here’s what they had to say about both games:
“As we have worked with new leadership in Blizzard and within the franchise themselves, particularly in certain key creative roles, it has become apparent that some of the Blizzard content planned for next year will benefit from more development time to reach its full potential.
While we are still planning to deliver a substantial amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning for a later launch of Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 than originally envisaged.
These are two of the most eagerly anticipated titles in the industry and our teams have made great strides towards completion in recent quarters. But we believe giving the team some extra time to complete production and continue growing their creative resources to support the titles after launch will ensure that these releases delight and engage their communities for many years into the future”