Blizzard says they won't have any major games in 2019

Blizzard not only culls 800 jobs but the developer has added it won't have any 'frontline releases' in 2019.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 12 2019 8:28 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

Activision-Blizzard announced today that it is culling 800 of its workforce, representing roughly 8% of all employees, and now we find out that developer Blizzard won't have any 'frontline releases' the 2019 fiscal year.

Blizzard says they won't have any major games in 2019 | TweakTown.com

Collister "Coddy" Johnson, president of Activision-Blizzard explained: "We expect materially lower financial performance this year. 2018 benefited from the release of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, whereas we are not planning a major frontline release for 2019".

While we might not see full fledged AAA games in the form of Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 or a major expansion for World of Warcraft - it does means we could see a smaller release. This would be something that's not a "frontline release" and could end up as Diablo: Immortal, the controversial mobile-focused title in the franchise, or World of Warcraft Classic.

We'll have to wait and see, with GDC 2019 right around the corner and E3 2019 just a few months away from now, we'll get a better picture of what Activision-Blizzard has planned this post-Thanos-snap style culling of its workforce.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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