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Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 Won't Be Coming Soon in 2021

Activision/Blizzard fourth quarter earnings call reveals Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 won't be released in 2021.

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Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 Won't Be Coming in 2021

Fans that were waiting for a release date reveal for highly-anticipated Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 this year will have to wait furthermore since none of them are coming in 2021, according to a recent earnings call of Activision/Blizzard.

In their fourth quarter earnings call, Activision/Blizzard stated that they have made some major progress in development. There are some other key intellectual properties currently in works to launch throughout next year and beyond.

Following huge success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2, another remastered title is coming soon. A rumor from last month hints that a Diablo II Remake is under development at Vicarious Visions.

Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are both follow-up sequel of their respected franchises from Blizzard. Ever since an official reveal during BlizzCon 2019 press event, very little was shared about these titles other than a few cinematic trailers.

Diablo IV is a long-awaited upcoming successor to acclaimed hack-and-slash action role-playing game Diablo III, which is expected to arrive sometime next year for all major gaming platforms, including current and next-gen consoles.

Overwatch 2 will bring back popular characters of original team-based hero shooter and is likely to introduce a story mode. Although gameplay is multiplayer only, players would get into co-op PvE mission mode across much larger maps.

Despite not having a confirmed release date, fans have speculated for Diablo 4 to come out in 2022 or 2023. Blizzard Entertainment has rumoredly changed directions of D4 more than a few times during ongoing development phase.

Diablo IV will bring closure to series fans after Rise of the Necromancer pack release from back in 2017. Many fan-favorite characters are to return in Overwatch 2 at launch and it may end-up breathing new life to the world of eSports.