Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 delayed, may be 2023 games

Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 delayed, may be 2023 games

Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 have been delayed, Blizzard Entertainment announced Tuesday, and those highly anticipated sequels may not be released until 2023, based on comments made during an Activision Blizzard investor presentation.

“While we are still planning to deliver a substantial amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning for a later launch for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV than originally envisaged,” Activision Blizzard said Tuesday. “These are two of the most eagerly anticipated titles in the industry, and our teams have made great strides towards completion in recent quarters. But we believe giving the teams some extra time to complete production and continue growing their creative resources to support the titles after launch will ensure that these releases delight and engage their communities for many years into the future.”

Blizzard Entertainment had not officially communicated release dates for Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, other than to say earlier this year that neither title would be released in 2021. Both games were announced at BlizzCon 2019, and Overwatch 2 was widely expected to arrive sometime in 2022.

Overwatch fans will get a preview of sorts of Overwatch 2’s new game rules next spring, when the Overwatch League will run on an “early build” of the sequel’s new 5v5 competitive multiplayer mode.