A report claims that Blizzard has cancelled a World of Warcraft mobile game. The game was in production for three years before being put on hold due to disagreements over the financial parameters with Blizzard’s Chinese publishing partner NetEase.
The World of Warcraft mobile game, codenamed “Neptune,” was intended to be a mobile spinoff of the MMORPG, according to report.
The cancellation occurs at an interesting time as Blizzard makes a strong effort to enter the mobile market and creates exclusive titles for the system. A “mobile action strategy game” called Warcraft Arclight Rumble was first mentioned by the developer back in May. In June, Diablo Immortal was published, despite having a dubious monetization strategy.
Since 2008, Blizzard and NetEase have collaborated. The business collaborated on the creation of Diablo Immortal, distributes Hearthstone and Global of Warcraft in China, and is a partner in Blizzard’s Overwatch League, where it owns the Shanghai Dragons, the current world champions.