Activision Blizzard could bring Overwatch and Warcraft to mobile phones soon
Activision is well known for owning some of the most celebrated game titles ever. By the agency of Blizzard, it owns and develops games like Diablo and WarCraft while also owning properties such as Call of Duty and Overwatch.
According to a report by Gamasutra, Activision Blizzard is planning to get its franchises like Overwatch, Starcraft and Warcraft on mobile platforms.
When asked about the company’s views on platforms beyond next-generation consoles. Daniel Alegre said "the company is really well-positioned to take advantage of this expansion in platforms and also the associated economics.” Alegre further added, "Activision Blizzard is making sure: that it’s enabling its franchises on the billions of mobile devices available." "That's by far our biggest opportunity, and we're investing meaningfully to capitalize on this and to take all our franchises to mobile over time. That's really, really important for us,” he added.
In its Q3 2020 earnings report, the company’s investors also expressed their interest in bringing all its franchises to the mobile gaming space.
After the success of games like Call of Duty Mobile and Hearthstone, it would seem pretty felicitous that Activision Blizzard would look to bring their other franchises to mobile.
The list of franchises owned by Activision Blizzard includes Call of Duty, Warcarft, Starcraft, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, The Tony Hawk video game series, and one of the newest IPs, Sekiro. This of course, does not include the franchises owned by King, which is already primarily focused on creating mobile games like Candy Crush Saga.