Blizzard Entertainment is creating a brand-new IP in the form of a new survival game for PC and console. This announcement is a breath of fresh air for the dying Blizzard fanbase, who have almost lost all hope after the recent lawsuit fiasco.
This news, coupled with the recent Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard, could signal a new age for Blizzard games, and perhaps even a return to the good old days of the company.
Everything We Know So Far
Blizzard didn’t go into any specific detail about the new survival game they’re making, but they’ve given us just enough to spark our imagination. Without further ado, let’s dive right into their recent news post and see what’s there!
According to Blizzard, the new survival game is:
A place full of heroes we have yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to be lived. A vast realm of possibility, waiting to be explored.
Although quite vague, this description perfectly encompasses what a good fantasy game should look like. And this gives hope that Blizzard do have a clear vision for this new project and that they aim to do it right this time.
Call to Adventure
But the announcement was not only there to hype the fans up – it was also a call to adventure.
Every story needs a teller. And every world needs builders. What if that could be you?
Do you like survival games? Do you want to join a collaborative team of experienced developers at the early stage of a new project in a new world…and help write the next chapter in Blizzard’s story?
They’re also hiring new developers and software engineers, which is also an incredibly positive sign for the future of this new survival game. We’ve all witnessed the current state of the Blizzard workplace and the decline in overall talent in the company, so hiring some new people with fresh new ideas can only bring good things.
The news post ends with a message “This is your call to adventure. Will you answer it?” and it’s as if Blizzard is reaching out to their fans and asking them for a second chance.
We personally wish to believe that the old Blizzard is still in there somewhere and that they can redeem themselves. They’re taking a bold new step with a lot of potential, and we really hope they pull it off and deliver one of the best survival games the world has ever seen.
Blizzard Entertainment used to be known for releasing high-quality, polished games. They tarnished that image over the years, but there’s no denying that their older titles certainly had this.
There were many survival games over the recent years and they all followed the same formula with barely any innovation. This is where Blizzard could step in and revolutionize the genre, much like what they did with Warcraft for RTS and World of Warcraft for the MMORPGs.
This entire project almost sounds like an indie game, or something that Obsidian Entertainment would work on, which is a fantastic thing. Perhaps Blizzard is finally returning to their roots of making incredible games and distancing themselves from the “do you not have phones” mentality.
Overall, this is some incredible news for the Blizzard fans. Those who’ve still remained behind, and those who abandoned ship a long time ago. This could reunite and reinvigorate their community, and even gaming at large, so we really wish them best of luck.