World of Warcraft Mobile has been reported to have been canceled by Blizzard following a financial dispute

World of Warcraft Mobile has been reported to have been canceled by Blizzard following a financial dispute

World of Warcraft mobile game has been quietly canceled due to funding disputes.

According to Bloomberg, the upcoming smartphone game has been in development for three years but has now been canceled due to a dispute between Activision Blizzard and NetEase.

A source close to the deal said, “The two companies disagreed on the terms and eventually called for the project to be halted, which has been kept secret.”

The project, referred to as “Neptune” by those working on it, was said to be a Warcraft, set during a different period than World of Warcraft. It is unknown if it will be linked directly to either Warcraft, Warcraft II or Warcraft III.

The good news is that it is Not Warcraft Arclight Rumble – The upcoming ‘tower attack’ mobile game scheduled for release later this year.

Since February of this year, Activision Blizzard has revealed that it has been working on several mobile Warcraft titles, and this was believed to be one of the main reasons why Microsoft acquired the company for $69 million earlier this year.

Now, it looks like these mobile games may be up in the air – after all, the extent of Activision Blizzard’s relationship with NetEase after this high-profile cancellation is uncertain. Another Activision Blizzard mobile game, Pokemon Go-style AR, has been canceled.

Immortal Diablo Key

NetEase currently publishes World of Warcraft in China and is also behind the popular and controversial mobile game, Diablo Immortal, which has been heavily criticized for its microtransactions. Despite this, Activision Blizzard is set to be a hit with the game, which earned $24 million in its first two weeks.

Whether or not Activision Blizzard and NetEase will continue to work on Warcraft mobile titles. But for now, Warcraft Arclight Rumble is still pretty much ahead. And it looks like the popular Warcraft franchise will continue to make a lot of money for them.

Ryan Liston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. you can follow it Twitter.

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