On BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Entertainment introduced Diablo IV and Overwatch 2, but it’s not all about how the developer works now. According to the Director of World of Warcraft, Ion Hazzikostasa (Ion Hazzikostas), the company is working on several more projects.
The popularity of the Games Blizzard Entertainment has fallen very much in recent years. And the company that was once considered one of the best developers in the industry, made a lot of mistakes. In addition to this, two major employees of the Overwatch team went out of the studio: Jeff Kaplan Project Manager and Leading Artist Renault Galan (Renaud Galand). It is difficult to get rid of the feeling that something is wrong in Blizzard Entertainment. Journalist IGN Kat Bailey (Kat Bailey) conducted an investigation and published a material in which he lit some interesting moments.
As Bailey described, Activision Blizzard has strengthened control over Blizzard Entertainment. However, recent care for employees and the foundation of new indie studios by veterans of the company, such as Dreamhaven, can be associated with capabilities outside Blizzard Entertainment than with problems inside it – these days there are many people who wish to invest in new studios of well-known developers.
Nevertheless, the mood in Blizzard Entertainment is quite optimistic. Directed by World of Warcraft Ion Hazzikostas told IGN:
«We want [corrected]. Blizzard has long development cycles. The games that we do are not games that are produced and quickly change for the year or two. People saw that she was working on Diablo IV and Overwatch 2, and delighted with both games. […] We have other projects in development. People around the world will soon see what we do. I look forward to this with them to share. “