In its Q4 2021 financial results press release, Activision Blizzard has revealed that it has plans to release several installments of Warcraft for mobile devices sometime this year. Unfortunately, this announcement has been chiefly for really vague information, with really scarce details.
It was the same Bobby Kotick, still CEO of the company, who shared with investors a year ago that the developer was already creating “multiple free mobile Warcraft experiences” that were already in advanced development at the time. Information has been repeated this time with the only addition of an undetermined date for this year. So it’s unclear if their release plans include all of those experiences or just a few, or precisely what each is about.
“Blizzard is planning substantial new content for the Warcraft franchise in 2022, including new experiences in World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, and putting all-new mobile Warcraft content in the hands of players for the first time,” the company stated in its official statement.
However, although it is not known what this utterly new content will be, there are many rumors that it will be some simplified experiences of its well-known franchise, possibly with some portable version of its strategy classics. However, some stories from the past have also resurfaced, such as the possibility of the arrival of a game similar to Pokémon Go, based on GPS location as a primary factor.
Unfortunately, details remain scant, with the only advance from Kotaku, who claim that one of the ongoing projects was being developed by the same team that was formed when co-founder Allen Adham returned to the company in 2016, also in charge of the development of the mobile title Diablo Immortal due out this year.