(*4*) Blizzard is presently beneath investigation following accusations of harassment, discrimination, and fostering a hostile work atmosphere. You can learn extra in regards to the investigation right here.
Historically, Blizzard (*2*) has designed its video games with PC gamers in thoughts. However, Blizzard has made extra of an effort in recent times to get extra of their titles to consoles. While video games similar to World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2 are nonetheless unique to PC platforms, different Blizzard IPs similar to Diablo and Overwatch are simply accessible on numerous consoles. Of course, Blizzard’s push to get their video games within the arms of extra console customers actually began within the earlier days of the corporate’s “Activision Blizzard era.” Quite so much has modified since then in ways in which some followers worry will affect how, when, and in the event that they play Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
Earlier this 12 months, Microsoft bought (*4*) Blizzard for a whopping $68.7 billion. Thanks to this transaction, Microsoft now owns each (*4*) and Blizzard IP beneath the solar, together with Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Crash Bandicoot. This is why trailers for Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 popped up through the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. After all, what higher time for Microsoft to flaunt its newest acquisitions? However, whereas these trailers wowed viewers (properly… principally), additionally they raised vital issues concerning these video games’ future platforms. Now that Microsoft owns Diablo and Overwatch, will they really nonetheless launch them on PlayStation platforms? Thankfully, the reply is “yes.”
Scour the web sufficient, and you will see the (*4*) Blizzard press launch web site. Two current additions sort out Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. Their respective press launch bulletins explicitly state that the video games will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, as well as to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (seems to be just like the Nintendo Switch will probably be overlooked for now). Admittedly, that revelation appears at odds with what was introduced through the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.