an unannounced world of warcraft The mobile game has been canceled due to disagreements between Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase, its two developers, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Codenamed Neptune, the game was in development for three years and had over 100 developers involved on the NetEase side of the project, which was supposed to be a World of Warcraft spin-off MMORPG set in the same world but in a different time period. NetEase reportedly disbanded the entire team involved after it was unable to reach an agreement with Blizzard over business terms related to the game. Neither Blizzard nor NetEase released a statement to Bloomberg.
Blizzard has already released a non-MMO Warcraft mobile game, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, which is available on the Google Play Store. When Arclight Rumble was announced earlier this year, Blizzard simultaneously announced the cancellation of a pokemon go-I like it warcraft augmented reality mobile game, which had been in development for more than four years.
NetEase is responsible for publishing Blizzard games in China, including world of warcraft. He also helped create the recent immortal devil, which has been criticized by fans for predatory microtransactions. The collaboration with NetEase allows Blizzard to publish its games in China and reach a much larger audience than it could otherwise. NetEase rival Tencent has worked with the Activision side of Activision Blizzard, helping to publish call of duty: mobile in China.