Move over Diablo Immortal, it looks like Activision Blizzard is making yet another franchise free-to-play on mobile as reports indicate that the gaming giant could be working on multiple set in their largest franchise: Warcraft.
According to today's financial earnings call (via PCGamesN), this is due because of how successful Call of Duty's modern business model has become. As such, the gaming giant wants to use this model across their IP, such as mobile titles, free-to-play games like Call of Duty: Warzone and more.
PCGamesN reports that "multiple mobile titles" are in the works, and Twinfinite is reporting that "multiple mobile free to play Warcraft experiences" are also being worked on, based on the same earnings call.
From the Twinfinite report:
[Blizzard CEO Bobby] Kotick mentioned that Blizzard plans to deliver “more frequent premium content” within the Warcraft franchise to “sustain and expand the World of Warcraft community.”
“Multiple mobile free to play Warcraft experiences” are also coming and are now in advanced development. This is intended to create opportunities for existing and new fans to experience the franchise in “entirely new ways.”
Based on the earning's call, Warcraft may not be the only IP to get this treatment, as well.
Diablo Immortal, another one of Blizzard's franchise to get the mobile treatment, is by all indications doing rather well, with our own Garrick stating that the current build in alpha has become one of the "most enjoyable Action RPG experience[s]" he's had on mobile before.
Additionally, on the financial call today, Blizzard is planning to release "major new titles across consoles, PC and mobile" in 2022, though exactly what those games are we'll have to wait and see, but it looks like Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV have slipped to 2022 based on reports from the call. BlizzConline 2021 is happening a few weeks from now, so there is a chance we'll learn more about the company's plans for 2021 and beyond then as well.