Among the ongoing story of Activision Blizzard’s controversy and lawsuit involving workplace harassment, the company also announced two major delays in its upcoming game lineup. Blizzard has delayed the release of both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, both to unknown future dates, as no release date or release window was provided at this time. During an investor presentation, the company indicated that development would require more time on both titles to finish development and support post-launch.
In this week’s recap of gaming news, both of Activision Blizzard’s biggest releases for 2022 (Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4) were both delayed indefinitely. On the flip side, FromSoftware showed off 15 minutes of brand new gameplay from Elden Ring ahead of the game’s network test. Hangar 13’s in-development project, once described as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row,” was recently shutdown by Take-Two Interactive despite a huge investment made by the publisher. Production of Nintendo Switch consoles will begin to slow down for the rest of the year due to the ongoing chip shortage. All that and more in this week’s roundup of the biggest video game news.
Additionally, Blizzard’s co-leader Jen Oneal has announced they are stepping down from the company as well, with Mike Ybarra acting as the sole leader of Blizzard. On top of BlizzCon 2022 being cancelled, and Activision Blizzard’s stock prices dropping rapidly as a result of these announcements, the company continues to reckon with fan backlash and controversy.
This week, FromSoftware took the opportunity to show off some substantial gameplay from Elden Ring. Various snippets of open-world gameplay was shown off from Elden Ring, providing another glimpse at several of the playable character classes that new Tarnished can spec into, alongside the game’s beautiful and mysterious world. Elden Ring’s gameplay trailer explored a few regions, showcased a few bosses, various weapons and movesets, among other minute details in the trailer as well.
FromSoftware Shows Off New Elden Ring Gameplay.
This is all in preparation of Elden Ring’s upcoming network test, where selected players will get a chance to check out the game early and test out the multiplayer functionality. From November 12-15, at various times, various players will be able to Elden Ring jump in and test invasions, as well as co-op play.