During a press release for its fourth quarter 2021 financial results, Activision Blizzard revealed that it plans to release Warcraft for mobile later this year. Company CEO Bobby Kotick told investors a year ago that the developer had created “multiple, mobile, free Warcraft experiences” that were already in advanced development at the time. Blizzard has yet to reveal more detailed information about the games and a more concrete timeline, so it’s unclear if its release plans include all of these experiences or just a few.
The only part of the company’s results that mentions the franchise on mobile is:
“Blizzard is planning substantial new content for the Warcraft franchise in 2022, including new experiences in World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, and is bringing all-new Warcraft mobile content into the hands of players for the first time.”
Rumors have been swirling about a Warcraft mobile game since at least 2017. In 2018, reports emerged that Blizzard was working on a mobile entry for the franchise that will be similar to Pokémon Go, which presumably means it will is an augmented reality title. According to a report from Kotaku, it was being developed by an “incubation” team that was formed when co-founder Allen Adham returned to the company in 2016. The team was also behind the mobile game Diablo Immortal which is releasing also this year.