Earlier news said that “Diablo 4” and “Overwatch 2” would be postponed, which caused Blizzard’s stock price to plummet. According to previous reports from foreign media, Blizzard said: “The two games were originally planned to be released next year, but now it takes more time to fully realize the potential of these games, so now plans to launch “Overwatch 2” later than originally envisaged. And “Diablo 4.”
The delay was mainly due to Xue’s recent leadership changes.
Today, Blizzard’s community manager AndyB clarified the news on the official forum: “I see that many people think that 2023 is the release date. I want to point out that yesterday’s earnings call did not disclose the release date. Or test date. Although I am not going to discuss the release date with you here today, I want to clarify that “Overwatch 2″ will be released in 2023 is a rumor.”
At the same time, AndyB also said that “Diablo 4” will also follow the established route, so the previous comments are all rumors.