In its Q4 2021 financial results press release, Activision Blizzard has revealed that it has plans to release several installments of Warcraft on mobile devices sometime this year. Unfortunately, this announcement has been mostly for really vague information, with really scant details.
It was Bobby Kotick himself, still CEO of the company, who shared with investors a year ago that the developer was already creating «multiple free mobile Warcraft experiences« which were already in advanced development at the time. Information that has been repeated this time with the only addition of an undetermined date for this year. So it’s not clear if their release plans include all of those experiences or just a few, or exactly what each of them is about.
“Blizzard is planning substantial new content for the Warcraft franchise in 2022, including new experiences in World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, and putting all-new mobile Warcraft content into the hands of players for the first time” the company declared in its official statement.
However, although it is not known what this completely new content will be, there are many rumors that it will be some simplified experiences of its well-known franchise, possibly with some portable version of its strategy classics . Although some rumors from the past have also resurfaced, such as the possibility of the arrival ofa game similar to Pokémon Go, based on GPS location as a basic factor.
Sadly, details remain scarce, with the only advance from Kotaku, who claim that one of the ongoing projects was being developed by the same team that was formed when co-founder Allen Adham returned to the company in 2016, also in charge of the development of the mobile title Diablo Immortal that will be released this year.