Blizzard Entertainment, the producer behind series like Diablo, Warcraft and Overwatch, announced that it is working on a new video game in the survival genre.
We’re building a survival game in an all-new universe.
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) January 25, 2022
The company, which will become part of Xbox Studios if US regulators approve a purchase transaction valued at $68.7 billion, did not share too many details, and the announcement was rather directed to talent recruitment in areas such as art direction, design and engineering.
I’ve played many hours of this project with the team and I’m incredibly excited about the teams vision and the brand-new world it presents for players to immerse themselves in together. Join us to help make it a reality! https://t.co/pLhijX2Li9
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) January 25, 2022
However, in another tweet Mike Ybarra, director of Blizzard Entertainment, said that he played several hours of the new project and that he is very excited about the work in development.
Blizzard said that its new video game will come to consoles and PC. It is practically a fact that the title will come to the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, with a possible adaptation to the Nintendo Switch, where Blizzard has published online games such as Overwatch, and others offline like Devil III: Eternal Collection.
Without more details about the new Blizzard IP, there is nothing left to speculate about what is shown in the announcement images. In one, two young people have a castle floating in the air in front of them, while in the other a character with fantastic overtones appears, very much in the style of the characters that Blizzard is used to. Will we see a game like don’t starve, or will it be more of a game like DayZ?
The new series will be the first that Blizzard has released since 2016, when it put its spin on the MOBA and first-person shooter genre with Overwatch, which became one of the most successful games of the last generation of consoles.