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Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 Reportedly Being Developed by Blizzard

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28:  Confetti is seen onstage after London Spitfire won the Overwatch League Grand Finals - Day 2  at Barclays Center on July 28, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment )
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Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 are reportedly being developed in favor of a now-cancelled StarCraft first-shooter project at Blizzard, according to a report from Kotaku.

Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 Reportedly Being Developed by Blizzard

The StarCraft first-person shooter, reportedly titled Ares, was reportedly described to Kotaku as a Battlefield-like experience in the StarCraft universe. Ares joins the likes of StarCraft: Ghost in the cancelled StarCraft IP pile.

According to the report, no one was fired because of the project's cancellation, but instead moved over to Diablo 4 and Overwatch assumedly due to expectations that the games will be announced at this year's BlizzCon.

Diablo 4 seems like a necessary announcement considering the reaction to the mobile Diablo: Immortal last year. Fans have been beckoning for a new fully-fledged Diablo title and it seems they might be getting it this year. Well, at least an announcement.

The Overwatch 2 part of the story draws questions considering Overwatch is only four years old.