Following the controversy and fan backlash with their Diablo Immortal announcement, Blizzard is seemingly doubling down on their commitment to making games for mobile devices.
The news comes via another press conference held at this year’s BlizzCon, where Blizzard executive producer Allen Adham confirmed the developer is working on mobile games for all of their franchises.
“In terms of Blizzard’s approach to mobile gaming, many of us over the last few years have shifted from playing primarily desktop to playing many hours on mobile, and we have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs,” Adham said.
“Some of them are with external partners, like Diablo Immortal, many of them are being developed internally only, and we’ll have information to share on those in the future. I will say also that we have more new products in development today at Blizzard than we’ve ever had in our history and our future is very bright.”
The main franchises Blizzard is currently pushing include: Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Overwatch. The developer has seen success with mobile games via their Warcraft spinoff, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, although it’s worth pointing out this is entirely a spinoff and not a new entry in the Warcraft franchise.
Blizzard came under fire with their announcement for Diablo Immortal, as many fans wanted a true successor to Diablo III, and with much-demanded features that are finally coming in the mobile-only mid-sequel. It’s worth pointing out that Diablo Immortal takes place between Diablo II and Diablo III, and that Blizzard is supposedly working on Diablo IV, a true sequel.