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Blizzard Confirm Mobile Warcraft Games Are in Development

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With a franchise as colossal as Warcraft, it's sort of difficult to picture a bite-size version on 7″ Android screens. And yet, that might just be the case pretty soon — seeing as Activision Blizzard is in the process of developing ‘multiple' free-to-play mobile games. It's almost as if the MMORPG series is finally looking to spread its stardom across places other than high-spec PC's — and we're totally fine with that.

In an earnings call, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick spoke to shareholders about the future of the platform. “In our Warcraft franchise, we intend to deliver more frequent premium content to sustain and expand the World of Warcraft community,” Kotick confirmed to investors. “And we’ve made multiple, mobile, free-to-play Warcraft experiences and they’re now in advanced development based on our franchise’s beloved IP.”

While rumours have been spreading since 2017 over a potential mobile-friendly Warcraft experience, no leaks had ever come to fruition. Though, some had gone as far as saying that a Pokemon GO sort of concept was in the works — only with Blizzard's array of creatures backing the roster. Or, some would suggest that a more fleshed-out version of Hearthstone was unravelling from behind the scenes. Either way, “multiple games” sounds like a promising introduction to the mobile world on Activision Blizzard's part.

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So, why now? What inspired Blizzard to step up and tackle the Android market?

Well, since World of Warcraft: Shadowlands dropped back in October 2020, sales figures have managed to exceed Blizzard's expectations tenfold. With 3.7 million copies being shipped on launch day alone — the latest expansion quickly shot to being the fastest-selling PC game of all time. That, of course, led to the triple-A developer striking the iron whilst hot — and therefore locating a new platform to explore. But, to be fair, there are far too many factors that play into Blizzard's sudden shift in platforms.

Here's hoping we'll be seeing our first preview of one of the many Warcraft entries very soon. In the meantime, you can settle for World of Warcraft and its wide-range of meaty expansion packs here. Let's hope the long-standing franchise can amount to inspiring heights in its newfound platform. Either way, 2021 should be an interesting year for Warcraft fans.

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