Blizzard Might Announce Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 At BlizzCon

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Blizzard might have some interesting sequels to reveal come Blizzcon 2019.
Blizzard might have some interesting sequels to reveal come Blizzcon 2019. Blizzard

Blizzard is believed to be announcing two new sequels for its most iconic video game titles: Overwatch and Diablo. These announcements are rumored to be coming at BlizzCon this year. Here is everything about it in a nutshell.

The team-based shooter and dungeon crawler titles have proven to be massive successes since their release. And given Blizzard’s reputation, it does make sense for the studio to introduce sequels. Apparently, the latest update follows a report back in June which revealed that the company had to cancel the development of a supposed StarCraft first-person shooter. The decision to do so was to pave way for both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.

As of this writing, Blizzard has neither confirmed nor denied the report concerning these titles. However, there is a good chance that the studio could reveal them come BlizzCon 2019, which is slated for November 1 in Anaheim, California.

According to Matthew Thornton, a Suntrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, he is more than confident that Blizzard will finally unveil Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 at the upcoming annual gaming conference.

“There is a lot in the pipeline coming off a rebased 2019 year—including some very big intellectual property in the next couple years,” he said referring to the unconfirmed video game titles.

Interestingly, Thornton’s statement lines up with a report that suggests both games would be the “marquee announcements” of Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019. Employees interviewed also said that these titles are going to undergo a complete overhaul compared to their previous releases.

For starters, Overwatch 2 is believed to arrive with much-awaited PvE elements, a feature that does not exist in the current game. The original title is simply all about a six-versus-six online format. Diablo 4, on other hand, is looking to be developed based on the image of the second installment in the franchise.

Of course, both of these titles are still very early in their respective development stages (if they are indeed in development at all). And since Blizzard has yet to confirm their existence, things might just go differently at BlizzCon 2019. For now, it is better to take these pieces of information with some salt.

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