Last week, Windows Central’s Jez Corden predicted that the company would reveal “a different game” instead of their upcoming triple-A survival title.
Last week, Blizzard Entertainment revealed that it was working on a new triple-A survival game for consoles and PC. It’s been in the works for five years and is set in a new fantasy realm. The studio, though, appears to have even more tricks up its sleeve.
Rand al Thor 19 spoke with Windows Central’s Jez Corden on The Xbox Two show, who had previously mentioned Blizzard’s development of many unreleased titles. “No, it wasn’t,” Corden said when asked if he knew the new survival game was one of them. Last week, I was expecting them to introduce a different game. I wasn’t aware of this one, but I was aware of another, which I won’t discuss because I don’t want to embarrass anyone.”
“I’ve heard that Blizzard’s plan is really solid. That’s basically what I’ve been told.” Corden went on to say that the corporation was in the process of “appeasing the crowd” while also acknowledging its multiple errors (Warcraft and StarCraft being the examples provided). Despite his initial skepticism about new CEO Mike Ybarra’s ability to make an impact, Corden has heard through his Blizzard friends that there is “a spirit of optimism” that “hasn’t been there in years.”
It’s unclear how things will turn out, especially in light of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard and fears about consolidation. Blizzard is still working on Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, both of which have been delayed, among its many new projects. The Overwatch League’s 2022 season, which begins in April 2022, will be played on an early version of Overwatch 2.