Several years have passed since the development Blizzard Entertainment launched a brand-new multiplayer hit game in 2016 Overwatch this is the first new intellectual property of the company for a long time. While Extensions and DLC have paved the way for retaining the players invested in many of the long-standing Blizzard franchises, many of whom are curious when it comes to full release from the developer.
It turns out that the stakeholders will have to wait a little longer as it was revealed that there will be no "big front" editions from Blizzard Entertainment to come in their fiscal year for 2019. The news comes from the publisher of Activision Blizzard, who announced that although the company has achieved success from extensions and re-releases as World of Warcraft: The Battle of Azeroth and Diablo 3: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch, respectively, the company expects revenue to drop over the next 12 months.
The profit was also filled with grim news for many employees working under the umbrella of Activision Blizzard. Although they recorded record revenue in 2018, the company began releasing eight percent of its total staff, equivalent to nearly 800 workers. While the rumors in the days leading up to the conference referred to possible redundancies among the upcoming earnings increases, Activision Blizzard's struggles over the past months have been well documented.
Most of the company's redundancies on Tuesday revolved around non-development departments, with Activision Blizzard said it expects to dramatically increase the workforce for development in the near future. Considering that the company is just beginning to push for more gaming bodies plus the time needed to produce high quality AAA games, this is in line with Blizzard's anticipated expectations for the coming future.
However, a few more insignificant editions are still planned. It is first World of Warcraft: Classic, which is the original version of the online MMO when it was released for the first time in 2004 without any of the available expansion content. The other game that comes this year is Diablo Immortal, which will be released exclusively on iOS and Android, not on the taste for a long time Diablo fans, however. Despite the reaction of Diablo Immortal announced, Activision Blizzard confirmed that it plans to adapt everyone blizzardThe main properties of mobile somewhere in the future.