Activision-Blizzard Releases Q4 Financials, Diablo III 'Targeted' Launch Date Released

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 10 February 2012 14:58

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Activison-Blizzard, the company responsible for games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Starcraft 2, and World of Warcraft, released its 2011 Q4 financials, as well as released a "targeted launch date" for the upcoming title Diablo III. Non-GAAP net revenue nears $5 billion, higher than expected, with operating cash flow nearing $1 billion. Also announced with their financials are what's coming up in 2012, including World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, and Diablo III. For WoW, there will be a global press conference in March where a lot more information about the game will be released. For Starcraft, not much new information was released. Blizzard did say they will take a more active role in e-sports in 2012, which will be amazing. Regarding Diablo III, Blizzard announced they will be targeting a Q2 2012 release date. Keep in mind that Blizzard's stance on a release is always "when it's done," so it could very easily be later than that. Last but not least, Blizzard announced a free-to-play DOTA online game as well as that their new, unannounced MMO is on their "large and innovative pipeline." Not really sure what that means, but hopefully more information about it will come out this year. You can read more about Activision-Blizzard's financials here