According to a Bloomberg report, World of Warcraft has been canceled due to disagreements between Blizzard and NetEase.
The game, named Neptune, was apparently on the road for three years with more than 100 developers involved on NetEases, and that became the MMORPG spin-off of World of Warcraft which was supposed to be based in the same way and in the same time period. After failing to reach an agreement with Blizzard over business terms surrounding the game, NetEase reportedly disbanded the entire team involved. Neither Blizzard nor NetEase gave Bloomberg a statement.
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Blizzard has already released an MMO Warcraft mobile game, Warcraft Arclight Rumble, which is now available on the Google Play Store. As soon as Arclight Rumble was announced, Blizzard announced the cancellation of an enhanced reality game, which was based on Pokemon Go for more than four years.
NetEase is responsible for publishing blizzards and World of Warcraft games. The Diablo Immortal has also been criticized for her misfortune. Working with NetEase allows Blizzard to publish its games in China and reach a far more large audience. Tencent worked with Activision’s Activision Blizzard to publish Call of Duty: Mobile in China.