Blizzard Entertainment (best known for the Warcraft series) claims that Overwatch 2 development is going smoothly, and that they have “passed an important internal milestone in recent weeks.” but no one really knows what that milestone is and the company has both merged with Vicarious Visions and had a large wave of staff layoffs in recent months.
One leak also suggested that there is an unannounced mobile port of Overwatch 2 in development, which might lead to success for the game in the same markets as fellow Activision shooter Call of Duty: Mobile. This could be one of the reasons that Overwatch 2’s release has been delayed.
Activision Blizzard has been the subject of several employment harassment and workplace culture scandals lately, which will likely distract from this news quite a bit. It’s likely these scandals, combined with a lack of updates and generally dwindling game popularity, are why big companies like Pringles, IBM, and State Farm have stopped sponsoring the Overwatch League with no reason given to the public.
When Activision Blizzard announce the release date for Overwatch 2, we’ll let you know.