"we have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs.
some are with external parties... many are being developed internally."
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Blizzard's Declining Player Base On PC
46 Million MAUs a year ago. 37 Million MAUs today.
Three months ago Blizzard had 37 million MAUs. Blizzard released the major WoW expansion. WoW is a big money maker for Blizzard and they claimed it sold several million copies. And yet, Blizzard's player base remained steady at 37 million MAUs. Blizzard's PC player base is bleeding users.
Good Mobile Outcome
Diablo on Switch is 95% as good as Diablo on Console. Its a damn good port... it feels like Diablo3 wasn't even made for PC or Console. The Switch version is so good it feels like the game from Day 1 was intended for Switch.
Where Have The High Profile Devs Disappeared?
David Kim, Dustin Browder and several other top developers have disappeared to other projects. Where are they? Probably working on mobile games. Dustin Browder is a VP. He worked on 2 big PC games then got promoted to VP. So they were happy with his work. Where is he? Probably working on a mobile game.
I can't blame any one who earns their living making games wanting to work on mobile. Its where the money is.
Blizzard's PC User base is in decline. It has been declining for a while now. Its not like they've hired thousands of new people. Nothing new was announced at Blizzcon for PC and its not like BLizzard makes 10 new PC games a year the way EA does. Therefore, they are moving employees from PC to Mobile and shifting more emphasis to Mobile.