Blizzard Interactive is working on mobile titles across all of its intellectual properties, according to executive producer Allen Adham.
During a Q&A session (via Reddit), Adham said, “In terms of Blizzard’s approach to mobile gaming, many of us over the last few years have shifted from playing primarily desktop to playing many hours on mobile. We have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs.
“Some of them are with external partners like with Diablo: Immortal. Many of them are being developed internally only, and we’ll have information to share on those in the future. I will say also that we have more new products in development today at Blizzard than we’ve ever had in our history, and our future is very bright.”
During the BlizzCon 2018 keynote address, Blizzard announced the mobile title Diablo: Immortal, which was immediately met with a negative response from fans. This negativity largely spawned from the the game being a mobile title and not Diablo 4, the announcement of which was reportedly removed from the keynote (though later reports say a tease for Diablo 4 exists, but was never intended to be shown during the keynote).
Other Blizzard intellectual properties that could be made into mobile titles include StarCraft, Overwatch and more. Hearthstone is already a mobile spin-off of the acclaimed Warcraft series, though it is a free-to-play collectible card game rather than a real-time strategy title.
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.