Blizzard working on new mobile games

Blizzard plans to use its key IPs to push farther into the mobile gaming sector.

Published Mon, Apr 24 2017 2:18 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Blizzard is currently planning to ramp up its mobile games offering, and is hiring new engineers to power the platform's dev toolset.

Blizzard working on new mobile games |

The news was gleaned from a new Blizzard job listing that calls for a software engineer for its mobile initiative. "Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to contribute to Blizzard's mobile gaming efforts," reads the listing. "In this role, you will create tools that will empower our talented designers and artists. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, and have proficiency with developing powerful tools and content creation pipelines."

NeoGAF's Nirolak posits that the new game could be related to Overwatch or Starcraft, and that makes sense, as Blizzard typically ties in its key IPs with its mobile-based titles. Blizzard's mobile gaming arm recently flexed with the considerable success of Hearthstone, and interestingly enough Blizzard actually released a StarCraft mobile game called Supply Depot 2.

Back in February of 2016, Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime said that the team wants to "reinvent" StarCraft and Overwatch on mobile platforms.

"I feel like there's still a big opportunity in mobile beyond just casual games," he said. "I'm not sure we've figured out what that is yet," Morhaime said.

If the mobile game isn't Overwatch related, it could be attached to Heroes of the Storm or StarCraft via a mobile-based spinoff. Expect these mobile games to feature the industry's lucrative microtransaction-based sales platform, and to tie into their respective IPs in some form.

Remember that Blizzard is currently working on a new first-person shooter--possibly Overwatch 2 or even a StarCraft FPS--and a new Diablo sequel.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles