Following the success of Overwatch, it appears that developer Blizzard isn’t resting on its laurels. In a recent conference call with investors, Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime shared that the company has multiple “incubation teams,” all working on new projects.
"In addition to supporting all of our live games, we’re committed to incubating new initiatives. And we’re also thinking about different platforms, especially mobile. In terms of new IP, our pipeline is in a better position than ever before in our history," Morhaime shared. "So we now have multiple dedicated incubation teams that are being led by some of our most experienced game designers at Blizzard."
As Gamasutra speculates, this news could be tied to the return of Blizzard’s co-founder Allen Adham late last year. The developer told investors not to expect quick results, as these projects predate his return.
"I should say that creating new Blizzard-quality games on any platform will take time, and as we’ve shown in the past, we’re not going to release any games that we feel don’t live up to our expectations or those of our players,” Morhaime continued. “When we do bring new experiences to current or new platforms for new and existing IPs, they're gonna be ideas that our teams are passionate about, and that we think there’s a large audience for.”
Blizzard’s latest IP was Overwatch. The game launched to critical acclaim in 2016.