Don’t expect ‘Overwatch 2’ or ‘Diablo 4’ this year

  • February 4, 2021
First, the bad news: Neither Overwatch 2 nor Diablo 4 will not come out in 2021, according to publisher Activision Blizzard.Executives shared the information during the company’s Q4 2020 earnings call, and they didn’t provide a release window for eit…

Blizzard is gobbling up Vicarious Visions

  • January 22, 2021
Game publisher Activision is folding one of its oldest support studios into Blizzard. On Friday, the company told GamesIndustry.biz all 200 team members of Vicarious Visions are now employees of Blizzard. And moving forward, they’ll be “fully dedicat…

AT&T reportedly backs away from selling Warner Bros. Interactive

  • September 1, 2020
For the time being, AT&T has reportedly decided against selling its Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gaming division to another company. According to Bloomberg, the telecom concluded the unit was too valuable to ditch, even if a sale would…

Trump executive order seeks to ban TikTok, WeChat in 45 days

  • August 7, 2020
A week ago Donald Trump said that he could and would ban the video sharing app TikTok, and on Thursday night he issued an executive order to block “transactions” with its parent company, ByteDance. It’s set to take effect in 45 days, which is just be…

Overwatch League’s online-only playoffs start on September 3rd

  • July 15, 2020
If something is working, don’t fix it. That’s the approach Blizzard is taking to Overwatch League’s upcoming playoffs, which will start on September 3rd. After the success of its May Melee and Summer Showdown series, OWL is once again adopting a high…

‘Crash Bandicoot 4’ will be revealed tomorrow at 11AM ET

  • June 21, 2020
The Crash Bandicoot series is finally getting a modern sequel — not a remaster or a kart racer. Toys for Bob and Activision have announced that they’re revealing Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on June 22nd at 11AM Eastern, including a stream at S…

Overwatch League re-focuses around a tournament format

  • June 8, 2020
When Overwatch League’s next major competition starts on June 13th, it will make use of the same format as its recent May Melee tournament. The Summer Showdown will kick off with three weeks of qualifying matches that will culminate in two weekend-lo…

Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

  • May 28, 2020
Overwatch League (OWL) viewership doubled this past weekend as Blizzard experimented with a tournament format. The average audience per minute (AMA) was 63,000 — a big increase from 31,000 the previous week. That marks OWL’s best viewership since th…

Blizzard has canceled this year’s BlizzCon

  • May 26, 2020
You can add BlizzCon to the list of major events that won’t be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although BlizzCon typically happens in November, Blizzard has already made the call to cancel this year’s edition.The publisher said in e…