Thanks to the GeForce upcoming title leak, Blizzard fans have spotted a project title they've yet to hear about before: Iris.
Activision Blizzard is no stranger to shifting its resources around. As a company, developer, and publisher with several popular IPs under its belt, who better to bring a new title onboard. Additionally, with the controversy plaguing two of Blizzard's largest development departments—Overwatch and World of Warcraft—now wouldn't be a poor time to pivot toward something new.
Here's what we know about "Iris."
Unannounced Blizzard Project 'Iris' Details
Currently, the biggest—and generally most joked about theory—is that "Iris" is the codename for Overwatch 2. The concept from directly from one of Zenyatta's voice lines compelling players to look into "the Iris." This, however, would mean that the game has only just entered development. It would also be strange to have two headings pertaining to the same game as the OW2 listing can be seen just below.
Otherwise, there aren't many details floating around about the title. Fans and developers have been primarily preoccupied with OW2, meaning other projects have likely fallen to the wayside.
It's worth noting that a handful of career openings have appeared for an Activision Blizzard "unannounced project" in recent days. However, given the controversy surrounding the company, it's always possible that employees have simply been jumping ship and thus they're looking to fill those slots.
We'll be keeping our eyes out for any new leaks or confirmation from ActiBlizz in the following months. This story is still developing.