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Diablo Immortal enters top 10 highest-grossing mobile games in August with almost $100 million in revenue
Diablo Immortal experienced a surge in revenue last month, breaking into the top 10 highest-grossing mobile titles globally. The game continues to grow despite all the controversy surrounding its monetization.
Activision Blizzard accused of illegal surveillance of its employees
A new worker complaint claims that Activision Blizzard has been illegally surveilling its employees during the latest walkout. The company also allegedly threatened to shut down communication channels where workers discussed labor issues.
Report: Activision tries to block Blizzard Albany’s union, spending ‘hundreds of thousands’ on union-busting firm
A group of employees at Blizzard Albany, formerly Vicarious Visions, have accused Activation of preventing their unionization efforts. The Diablo IV developers say the company has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to deny their labor rights.
Diablo Immortal becomes second fastest video game IP to surpass $100 million in mobile revenue
Diablo Immortal has reached another revenue milestone. According to Sensor Tower, the mobile version of Blizzard’s latest game has already generated over $100 million in less than two months since its launch.
Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra responds to Diablo Immortal controversy: “The monetization comes in at the end game”
Mike Ybarra, the president of Blizzard Entertainment, has tried to defend the controversial monetization model of Diablo Immortal. He thinks that it is still a gameplay-first project with a free campaign.
Blizzard acquires Spellbreak developer Proletariat to satisfy WoW fans’ “voracious appetite”
Proletariat, known for making fantasy battle royale Spellbreak, has officially joined the Blizzard family. The team will be working on World of Warcraft and upcoming expansions to satisfy fans’ “voracious appetite” for new content.
Diablo Immortal requires over $500k to max out character due to hidden “whale mechanic”
It was believed that it would take around $100k to max out a Diablo Immortal character. However, a new calculation suggests that the actual sum might be five times more due to a hidden mechanic aimed at the so-called whales.
Diablo Immortal generates $14.5 million on mobile in 1 week, Blizzard calls it “biggest launch in franchise history”
Diablo Immortal has been a subject to criticism and polarizing opinions ever since its launch. However, the game has attracted a large audience in its first week, with Blizzard calling it the biggest launch in franchise history.
Diablo Immortal becomes lowest-rated Blizzard game by players, while its revenue tops $6 million
Players have been ripping Diablo Immortal apart, dropping its user score on Metacritic to near-zero values. It is now the lowest-rated Blizzard game ever, excluding remasters and other rereleases. However, the title continues to generate money on mobile.
Diablo Immortal generates almost $800k in first 24 hours since its launch on mobile
Dialbo Immortal, the first mobile title in the prominent ARPG series, had a successful launch despite the controversy surrounding its monetization. The game has already generated almost $800k on iOS and Android in 24 hours.
Activision Blizzard’s diversity tool causes controversy online, with Overwatch devs denying using this “creepy dystopian chart”
The so-called “Diversity Space Tool,” which was recently introduced by Activision Blizzard, has drawn criticism from players and developers. Some of the Overwatch creators have also denied any connection to this technology.
Activision Blizzard cites Microsoft deal and lower Call of Duty sales as cause of declined revenues
Activision Blizzard has released a financial report for the first quarter of 2022. The company saw its revenues and net income decline year-over-year, with lower Call of Duty sales and the Microsoft deal being named among the reasons behind it.