[Diablo Moon Young -soo] Blizzard is attracting the attention of game fans by releasing a number of game lineups at the same time. Thanks to such a step, it is also interesting to see if the recent slowdown has rebounded.
According to the game industry on the 2nd, Blizzard is scheduled to showcase or launch new works using major intellectual property rights (IP) such as Diablo, Warcraft, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch. All IP -based works, except for StarCraft, are about to be released.
First of all, Blizzard will release the first mobile game developed using the Warcraft worldview at 2 am on May 4th. Through the announcement, the company will showcase a new Warcraft -based game that allows the company to play on mobile devices from the development stage. In the foreign press, the game is similar to the strategic game ‘Clash of Clan’, which is interested in the facts.
The next expansion pack of World of Warcraft (WOW), a signboard MMORPG, has recently been unveiled. Blizzard unveiled ‘WOW: Yonggundan’ on the 20th and ‘WOW: Rich King’s Rage Classic’. The Yonggun Corps set up a new adventure with dragons who played a major role in the WOW worldview. The Rich Wang’s anger classic, which was foreseen within the year, is a version where you can experience the anger of the expansion Pack Lich, which led the WOW attraction.
The new work was also disclosed to the genealogy of Diablo franchise. Blizzard launched the remastered version of ‘Diablo 2 Leisure’ last year, and this year, ‘Diablo Immortal’ will be launched in the global market, including Korea on June 3rd. Diablo Immortal, set in the background between Diablo 3 and Diablo 2, has been trimmed over the years and has now succeeded in diluting the disappointment of the first release. It also supported cross play through the PC version, and the news was delivered.
Overwatch’s sequel to Overwatch 2 also started PVP beta tests on the 27th of last month. This allows you to experience the PVP content of Overwatch 2, which is still unpaid. 33 heroes are provided and you can experience various contents that are different from their previous works. Overwatch is a game that has been hit by a unique character and skill, away from the existing monotonous FPS (first -person shooting) game.
It is also interesting to see if Blizzard, which foretells a multiple new work at the same time, will be able to rebound. According to the earnings announcement released by Activity Blizzard on the 25th of last month, Blizzard plunged 43% year -on -year to $ 274 million in the first quarter of this year.
During the same period, MAU (monthly activation user) fell to 22 million, down 19% from the previous year. This is also the lowest since the second quarter of 2016, when the Activity Blizzard began to release the indicators. Activity Blizzard cited Blizzard’s earnings and cited the product cycle of Warcraft Franchise, the core lineup.
The company is looking forward to the Warcraft IP -based mobile game and Diablo Immortal, which is about to be released next month. In particular, Diablo Immortal has secured more than 30 million global pre -bookers and has a successful expectation.