Blizzard Entertainment will unveil a brand new mobile game set in the Warcraft franchise on Tuesday, May 3. The game is being announced as part of a live stream that you can watch on Blizzard’s YouTube channel.
Parent company Activision Blizzard has said it expects the new Warcraft mobile game sometime in 2022. It will be Blizzard’s second mobile launch this year, following the release of Diablo Immortal — which is also coming to PC — in June.
To date, the only mobile presence for Warcraft, a franchise over 25 years old, is in hearthstone† That free-to-play game arrived on iOS devices in April 2014 and for Android devices at the end of that year. But hearthstone is a card collecting game, completely different from the action RPG experience of World of Warcraft or the real-time strategy of the first three Warcraft titles.
But Diablo and Warcraft aren’t the only Blizzard franchises that could be coming to mobile. In 2018, Blizzard co-founder and senior VP Allen Adham said, “Many of our top developers are now working on new mobile titles for all of our IPs. Some of them are with third-party partners such as Diablo Immortal† Many of them are only developed internally and we will share information about them in the future.
“We have more new products in development at Blizzard today than we have ever had in our history, and our future is very bright.”
It’s been a busy year with Blizzard announcements. In January, the company announced a “brand new survival game for PC and console,” followed by the unveiling of a beta test for Overwatch 2 in March and a new expansion for World of Warcraft† dragon flightin April.