Diablo IV, Overwatch 2 now delayed—even though they didn’t have dates yet
While neither of them even had solid launch dates yet, Blizzard has now pushed back two of its biggest upcoming games.
On Twitter, Axios’ Stephen Totilo posted a new informational graphic that came from the developer, which states that “while we are still planning to deliver a substantial amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning for a later launch for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV than originally envisaged.”
The pipeline update continues on to say “…our teams have made great strides toward completion in recent quarters. But we believe giving the teams some extra time to complete production and continue growing their creative resources to support the titles after launch will ensure that the releases delight and engage their communities for many years into the future.”
While, again, no solid dates were given, expectations were that Overwatch 2 would hit in 2022, and Diablo IV in 2023. If that was a realistic timeline, we now wonder if these delays will be by months, or longer, perhaps pushing each title into the following year.
This will no doubt come as a disappointment to Overwatch fans, given the original is now over five years old, and the last new character was Echo back in April of 2020.
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