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Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV delayed once again

Activision-Blizzard has confirmed fans will have to wait longer than expected for both titles to come out.
Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV delayed once again

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Activision-Blizzard has confirmed two of its biggest titles slated for release at some point in our lifetimes, Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV, have been delayed once again.

In a quick statement shared via social media, the company confirmed that both titles will now see the light of day later than "originally envisaged."

"As we have worked with new leadership in Blizzard and within the franchise themselves, particularly in certain key creative roles, it has become apparent that some Blizzard content planned for next year will benefit from more development time to reach its full potential," the statement reads. 

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Overwatch and Diablo fans will have to keep waiting. (Picture: Activision-Blizzard)

The news comes as little surprise if you've been following the turmoil the company has been under, with key figureheads leaving both projects and the company under intense scrutiny after multiple lawsuits that have resulted in Activision-Blizzard paying $18 million as part of a settlement over discrimination claims.

News broke back in February that fans of Overwatch and Diablo should not hold their breaths for a potential release in 2021, with many wondering if next year would finally be the year when both projects would be unveiled fully to the public.

While Diablo enthusiasts have received little to no info since then, Overwatch loyalists got a glimmer of hope after it was announced that OWL 2022, scheduled to start this April, would be played using an early build of the sequel, fueling speculation that at least the multiplayer portion of the game would be done at some point before 2023.

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Seems like a 2023 release for OW2 and Diablo IV is in the cards. (Picture: Activision-Blizzard)

As always, as more information is revealed, we'll keep you updated on the latest regarding Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.


Featured image courtesy of Activision-Blizzard.