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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.
Jen Oneal was offered equal contract only after she tendered her resignation as Blizzard co-lead
It’s been revealed that Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra have been asking management for equal contracts to co-lead Blizzard. Oneal, however, was offered one only after she informed the company about her resignation.
Blizzard co-leader Jen Oneal steps down after only three months, leaving Mike Ybarra as solo head
Jen Oneal has announced her decision to step down as Blizzard’s co-leader. It happened just three months after she embraced this role amid the harassment scandal. The studio will now be wholly led by former Xbox Live VP Mike Ybarra.
Blizzard cancels BlizzConline 2022, plans to make event more inclusive and safe in future
BlizzConline, which was planned for February 2022, has been officially paused for an undefined period of time. Although the company said that it wants to “reimagine” the event, it still will present new games in another format.
Eight former World of Warcraft devs start new studio Notorious to create multiplayer RPG
Notorious is a new studio made up of former Blizzard Entertainment employees. It is named after the World of Warcraft guild that these developers used to be a part of. The team is now working on its first project.
Things get complicated in Activision Blizzard harassment scandal, as DFEH and EEOC oppose each other
Soon after California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) objected to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) planned settlement with Activision Blizzard, the EEOC filed its own opposition. This conflict will probably make the whole situation even more complicated.
CWA urges SEC and DFEH to hold Activision Blizzard accountable: “$18M is a slap in the face for workers”
CWA’s Campaign to Organize Digital Employees has issued a statement on the settlement Activision Blizzard made with the EEOC. The organization said that establishing an $18 million fund for the company like this is a “slap in the face for workers.”
Blizzard staff exodus continues as Overwatch 2 executive producer announces his departure
Chacko Sonny will leave Blizzard Entertainment this Friday. He is best known as an executive producer of Overwatch 2. However, there is reportedly no connection between Sonny’s departure and the ongoing scandal.
SEC launches investigation into Activision Blizzard, subpoenas Bobby Kotick
Activision Blizzard is now facing another investigation in the wake of the ongoing scandal. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has subpoenaed the company, including its CEO Bobby Kotick, to find how the publisher handled the allegations of discrimination and harassment.