As claimed by Bloomberg, the World of Warcraft mobile MMORPG game project, which has been under development for 3 years, has been cancelled. The reason for this is said to be financial disputes between the two developers Blizzard and NetEase. It was known that the mobile MMORPG game developed with the code name Neptune will take place in the WoW universe, but will be fictionalized in a different time period. Now the project has been cancelled.
World of Warcraft mobile MMORPG game canceled
NetEase, which published Blizzard’s games in the Chinese market, was also undertaking the marketing of WoW in China. The two companies were also jointly developing the new MMORPG game, which was developed with the code name Neptune. NetEase is also the company that undertakes Diablo Immortal’s activities in the China region.
At the same time, this is not the only WoW project to be canceled. According to Bloomberg, an AR (Augmented Realism) game just like Pokémon Go was canceled after 4 years of development. This game, which was developed with the code name Orbis, was also among the canceled games after a long development process. Developed with the code name Neptune, the MMORPG has been in development for about 3 years.
As we all know, Blizzard does not have a good image with the players these days. Especially with the reactions to Diablo Immortal in-game purchases, it has been the target of many angry players. This still does not change the fact that they are making crazy money from the game. Because the game reached 20 million downloads towards the end of July and announced its earnings that exceeded 24 million dollars in the first two weeks.