Blizzcon: What You Missed


Last week at Blizzcon, Activision Blizzard unveiled their plans for the next few years. Here’s what you missed.

Most interestingly, they’re expanding into TV series and movies, using their already established intellectual properties. We got a look at the Warcraft movie trailer, which will be in theaters June 10, 2016. The World of Warcraft expansion “Legion” will be out by September 12, 2016.

The studio is also working on a Call of Duty film series, expecting to release the first instalment in 2018 or 2019. Skylanders Academy will debut in 2016: a kid-focused TV series based on the Skylander games that will be entirely computer animated.

Recently, Activision Blizzard acquired King Entertainment, publisher of Candy Crush Saga for $5.9 billion. To put that into perspective, Disney spent $4.04 billion on LucasArts and Lucasfilm.

Overwatch is receiving three new heroes and a new map. The game is releasing in Spring 2016, available for PC and consoles.

Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone are receiving additional content, the first wave starting this Thursday.


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