If you were expecting to get into Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 this year, well you’re going to be disappointed. During a financial call, Activision Blizzard CFO and president of emerging businesses, Dennis M. Durkin revealed that neither Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 are expected to launch in 2021.
Video game industry analyst, Daniel “ZhugeEx” Ahmad articulates that the Blizzcon 2019 announced Overwatch 2‘s release is sounding like it’s coming in 2022.
Activision says Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will not launch this year.
Sounds like Overwatch 2 will come in 2022.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 4, 2021
As for Diablo 4, any information is pretty locked up like Fort Knox. The game was also announced back at Blizzcon 2019, which at the time felt like a distraction at the time from its ongoing Hong Kong controversy with the ban of Hearthstone player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung shouted on a live-stream “Liberate Hong Kong!”.
During the call, Durkin adds this year will include launches of ‘remastered content’, which remains to be seen. While rumoured, a Diablo 2 Remake – being worked a Blizzard absorbed Vicarious Visions – could be the Diablo content that fans could get into this year.
In the least shocking reveal in the call, another ‘premium’ Call of Duty game is slated for this holiday like every single year for the last 16 years.