If you were hoping to dive into the new hero shooter Overwatch 2 or fight the hordes of hell in Diablo 4 in 2021, you'll have to be very strong now: Both games will not be released this year. Instead, there will be a new Call of Duty premium game.
At BlizzCon 2019, it sounded as if the Overwatch 2 release was no longer too far away, and Diablo 4 was also becoming more and more tangible. During an investor conference of Activision Blizzard now followed the disillusionment: both games will be released in 2022 at the earliest.
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Overwatch 2 Release Later Than Expected
Already looking forward to Overwatch 2? Then you'll apparently have to wait a little longer. The hero shooter won't be coming in 2021, Activision Blizzard confirmed yesterday during an investor conference.
A year and a half ago, everything sounded as if the potential esports hit was already almost ready. However, as industry insider Daniel Ahmad confirmed on Twitter, Overwatch 2 will not be released until 2022 at the earliest.
Activision says Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 will not launch this year.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 4, 2021
Sounds like Overwatch 2 will come in 2022.
The Diablo 4 release is also affected, the co-op dungeon crawler will also not hit this year. Seems like the new PvE co-op mode of Overwatch 2 will take more time than originally planned.
Premium Call of Duty at the End of the Year
After all, the publisher has confirmed that a new Call of Duty premium game will be released in Q4 2021. Call of Duty 2021 is already a certainty for us. However, the responsible parties have not yet revealed which development studio will be behind the latest spin-off and what we can expect in the game.
To clarify a couple of points.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 4, 2021
Premium = $60 game. In other words the annual COD they always release.
2022 being a step up = a year where they expect strong growth, indicating large new game releases.
In addition, a new remaster project awaits us later this year, which could possibly be the new Diablo 2 Resurrected. It's not a dark Diablo 4, but we'll gladly accept it anyway. The mobile offshoot Diablo Immortal is also scheduled for release this year.
Original article by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.