Tremendous Innovation In The New Call of Duty: Warzone; Diablo IV Is Being Tested

Events are moving forward within Activision Blizzard, regardless of whether or not Microsoft can strike the publisher (as the transaction could still be legally blocked in the United States or even the European Union).


Activision Blizzard has quietly released its financial results for the previous quarter (negative numbers for short; the publisher no longer holds earnings calls due to Microsoft’s entry), and in it, it has given more details on how this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is coming (coming this fall; maybe it will be the last annual CoD title?), but the situation is not so clear for Call of Duty: Warzone.

The publisher has officially spilt the beans that “development on this year’s premium and Warzone experiences, led by Infinity Ward, is proceeding very well.” It can’t be 100% certain that the free-to-play game will be released this year; rumours suggest it could slip to 2023. CharlieIntel says the two games are closely linked: both Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2 would be set in Colombia.

According to the publisher, “The Call of Duty teams delivered substantial gameplay improvements for Vanguard and Warzone in the first quarter. Development on this year’s premium and Warzone experiences, led by Infinity Ward, is proceeding very well. This year’s Call of Duty is a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare, the most successful Call of Duty title, and will be the most advanced experience in franchise history. The new free-to-play Warzone experience, built from the ground-up alongside the premium game, features groundbreaking innovations to be revealed later this year.” Diablo Immortal was also mentioned (coming in June for iOS, Android, and PC!), but Diablo IV wasn’t left out either.

“Blizzard’s teams reached important milestones across its key franchises in recent months, and the second quarter represents the start of a period of planned substantial releases across Blizzard’s portfolio. […] Development on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 is also progressing well. Company-wide internal testing of Diablo IV is underway, and external testing of the player-versus-player mode of Overwatch 2 begins tomorrow (April 26),” the report says.

Blizzard will be releasing more details on the announced mobile Warcraft game in the coming weeks, and Call of Duty: Warzone is reportedly expanding to mobile.

Source: WCCFTech

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