Report : World of Warcraft Mobile Game Cancelled Three Years Into Development.
The Bloomberg report also notes a third Warcraft mobile game that got cancelled an augmented reality title similar to Pokémon Go.
The game was internally called Orbis, and had been in development for “more than four years.” Bloomberg claims that these cancellations have cast uncertainty over the ongoing relationship between Activision and NetEase.
Blizzard is also conducting an internal friends-and-family alpha test for an early build of Diablo IV right now. “Players are under NDA, but I'm hearing mostly positive buzz,” games reporter Jason Schreier said on Twitter.
To date, the only mobile experience based on the Warcraft universe had been in Hearthstone a tactical card-based game that builds upon the existing lore. But in March, Blizzard confirmed two new Warcraft mobile games on the horizon.
One of them was confirmed to be Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a Clash of Clan-esque strategy game utilising a vertical screen approach, while the other was envisioned as the mobile counterpart to the PC version.
The unnamed game now revealed as Neptune went through three years of development before getting cancelled.
World of Warcraft mobile game has reportedly been cancelled. Internal disagreements between Activision Blizzard and NetEase resulted in both parties axing the smartphone project three years into development.
The WoW mobile title, codenamed ‘Neptune,' was billed as a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe.
According to Bloomberg, the WoW mobile game was a spin-off project, separate from the PC version and featured a different timeline. It was slated to release on Android and iOS platforms.