Of all the things that have leaked out at Blizzard in recent years, the Warcraft mobile game has remained a mystery. The working title for it – which is really just a description – is all you need to know, and it’s not saying much. Warcraft could mean a variety of things, from the classic RTS series to World of Warcraft, according to Hearthstone. Next week, on May 3rd at 10am PT, Blizzard plans to finally reveal the game so you no longer have to wonder.
The announcement tweet comes from the Hearthstone account and continues the illusion. All you have to work on is a lightning bolt surrounded by a cog with power coming off of it. The symbol could be removed and you would still know the same amount about this game. Warcraft Mobile remains the best kept secret.
Join us for the reveal of a new mobile playset in the @Warcraft Universe.📅 May 3rd🕙 10am PT🌐 https://t.co/ydd3sO9fTu pic.twitter.com/gyruM9JU8xApril 28, 2022
Warcraft Mobile has been around as a possibility since 2018. The original suggestion was that it would be a game similar to this Pokemon Go with reasons to go outside and join fights. Blizzard has since confirmed that it has been and will be working on several mobile games, so it’s unclear if the Pokémon Go-style game was anything different than what you’ll see in the upcoming reveal stream. However, I’m not sure that releasing a game that encourages you to get outside is the way to go right now.
Otherwise, I can only speculate what a Warcraft mobile game will look like. Blizzard just announced that Diablo Immortal, its mini action RPG, will do so get on the pc in open beta in early June. This game takes most of what makes Diablo Diablo and squeezes it into a mobile-friendly format while also adding things like: but something that fits with how people play games on their phones: in bursts and with systems that will keep you coming back every day.
That leaves me with questions about monetization and how and why that will inevitably anger some of Blizzard’s fans, especially after the Diablo Mobile reveal four years ago. I also want to know how to play it on pc and maybe my new steam deck.