Following a hint last week from Blizzard’s Mike Ybarra that there will be a big announcement this week, the company has announced that they are working on a survival game. While details are sparse, the company promises “a whole new universe” and a whole new IP. This is the first major new announcement and comes a week later buyback news by Microsoft.
The news about the survival game is the first major new revelation since it was reported that Activision Blizzard King is signing a deal to be acquired by Microsoft. From this announcement, it looks like Blizzard is working on a whole new IP and to create more memorable characters, as the company has been doing for decades now.
Blizzard is embarking on our next mission. We’re on a journey to a whole new universe, home to a brand new survival game for PC and console. A place full of heroes we haven’t met, untold stories and untold adventures. A vast field of possibilities, waiting to be explored.
There’s no hint of what we can expect from the actual game or the setting, but despite some successful multiplayer survival games out there, there’s still room to bring something new. batch.
Joining the new IP announcement that is underway is an announcement that the company is Recruit to develop on this unannounced survival game. They are search for “a diverse group of developers” for roles such as concept and character artists, level designers, and engineers. These suggest things are in the early stages, so it could be a while before Blizzard reveals more details.
Of course, the recruitment announcement comes at a time when the company has experienced a year of legal issues, investigations, a solution proposal about discrimination and hostility issues in the workplace culminating in one of its studios decided to merge after the strike. That strike ended last week, pending recognition by the union, but overall these issues remain largely unresolved, despite the company vowing to fix it and do better.
A new game announcement is still a big deal, and the company’s diverse rental offering could be an early test of new policies. Read full announcement here at Blizzard.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/blizzard-is-creating-an-original-ip-survival-game-set-in-a-new-universe-2000124180 Blizzard is making an original IP survival game set in a new universe