Blizzard has changed management again, the releases of Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 have been postponed
Blizzard Studio has another personnel rotation of senior staff, as well as a review of the status of current projects. The information was made public as part of the financial report of the publisher Activision Blizzard.
It turned out that at the end of 2021, the former head of Vicarious Visions, Jen Onil, will leave the studio. Blizzard will now be led solely by former Xbox Vice President Mike Ibara. Recall that Ibara and Onil managed Blizzard together after Jay Allen Brak left the post of studio president.
It also turned out that the publisher decided to postpone for a later date the releases of the game Diablo IV and the long-suffering shooter Overwatch 2. According to the official statement, the developers were given additional time to complete the production of projects and build up creative resources for their post-release support.
The approximate release dates of the two Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 are not called, but initially it was expected that sales would start sometime in 2022.
Update. Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier has already been outraged by the fact that Blizzard, instead of the "man + woman" tandem, is again controlled by "one boss-man".
Update 2. After leaving, Jen Onil plans to work more closely on the development of the non-profit organization Women in Games International, which fights for "equality and diversity" in the gaming industry. At the same time, Activision Blizzard donated one million dollars to the NGO.