Blizzard and Chinese gaming giant NetEase have reportedly canceled an unannounced World of Warcraft mobile game following a financial dispute.
According to Bloomberg, the game was going to be a massively multiplayer online role-playing title set in the same universe as World of Warcraft.
Codenamed Neptune, it was reportedly planned as a spin-off of Blizzard’s long-running PC title set in a different time period.
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It’s claimed the game was in the works for three years, with a team of over 100 NetEase developers attached to the project prior to its cancellation.
Blizzard and NetEase, which publishes World of Warcraft in China and is also a co-creator of Diablo Immortal, are said to have canceled the mobile game following a dispute over financial terms for the title.
Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a free-to-play action strategy game for mobile, was announced by Blizzard in May.
Last week the studio confirmed a World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic release date of September 26, 2022.
The upcoming recreation of the game’s second expansion will be free to be for any player with an active World of Warcraft subscription.
World of Warcraft’s next new expansion, Dragonflight, will also be released later this year.