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Rumor: Blizzard and Netease Cancel Mobile Warcraft MMORPG

Rumor: Blizzard and Netease Cancel Mobile Warcraft MMORPG - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 August 2022 / 964 Views

Blizzard and Chinese gaming company NetEase have cancelled an unannounced World of Warcraft mobile game, according to a report from Bloomberg who spoke with a person familiar with the deal.

The MMORPG was codenamed Neptune and was going to be a spinoff title set in the same universe as World of Warcraft in a different time period.

The report says that NetEase has disbanded a team of over 100 employees who were working on the title. The game was in development for three years.

The game was cancelled due to a disagreement between Blizzard and NetEase over the financial terms of the title. The two companies have worked together as NetEase publishes World of Warcraft and other Blizzard franchises in China. NetEase is also a co-creator on Diablo Immortal.

This should be treated as a rumor until an official announcement is made. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Azzanation (on 03 August 2022)

Not everyday a company creates a game that is so good that they cannot replace it. First Titan being canceled and now this lol.

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gtotheunit91 (on 03 August 2022)

Considering Diablo Immortal was the first time Blizzard and NetEase developed a game together, I'd say this is for the best.

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