Blizzard has rarely been seen expanding into media beyond its trademark video games, but that could be about to change according to reports of an upcoming partnership with Netflix.
According to Nick van Dyk, co-President of Activision Blizzard Studios, there will be both a Diablo series ‘rendered in anime style’ and an animated series based on the Overwatch franchise.
Revealing the news on his Linkedin profile, van Dyk said that the Diablo series was in pre-production at Netflix, while the Overwatch one had been developed and sold.
Blizzard has made a number of animated shorts based on Overwatch for a while now, but an entire show based on the franchise signals a new direction for the company.
The announcement did not state who the Overwatch series had been sold to, but many are guessing Netflix.
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