According to a new report, Blizzard is working on a new installment in the Warcraft franchise that will be available on mobile devices.
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According to a new report, Blizzard is currently developing a new Warcraft-related game for mobile devices. Although what this game might be is unclear at this time, given that the Warcraft the franchise covers games including World of Warcraft and FoyerThis should be good news for fans of the Warcraft universe.
This news also comes during a transition period for Activision Blizzard, following the company’s recent acquisition by Microsoft. The purchase has many series fans like Warcraft that future games could tie into the Xbox series of consoles and the PC, leaving those who play on other consoles like Sony’s PlayStation out. Microsoft has tried to allay some of these worries by assuring fans of its flagpole franchises, like Call of Duty, that Activision Blizzard games will remain available across all console families, at least for now. While the latest rumors aren’t explicitly about the future of Activision Blizzard games on other consoles, they seem to support Microsoft’s message that the games won’t be limited to Xbox and PC.
According to an insider report Jason SchreierBlizzard is planning a whole new experience for Warcraft players who will bring the franchise to mobile devices. Although Schreier jokingly calls the notion a combination of Warcraft and the popular augmented reality game Pokemon GO, the real nature of this upcoming mobile game is still unknown. The only knowledge Schreier has is that this is a “new” experience, so it’s unlikely to be something as simple as a mobile port of a game like Warcraft 3.
The prospect of a new property based in or related to the Warcraft universe of games is sure to be exciting for many fans of the series. Even so, current franchise behemoths like Foyer and World of Warcraft are still going strong. World of Warcraft recently announced a new upcoming patch for the shadowlands expansion, which will be released in November 2022. Although there are concerns that World of WarcraftNot at its peak in the game’s lifecycle, the player base still has a large and healthy player base, which Schreier also alludes to in his tweet.
Regardless of what that new mobile content will be, such revelations paint a solid picture for Blizzard following its acquisition. Like World of Warcraft continues to be a strong flagship franchise for the company, now under the management of Microsoft, the possibilities of a spin-off or a new game under the Warcraft franchise could be a resounding success.
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Source: Jason Schreier/Twitter
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