February 3, 2023

Blizzard President Mike Ybarra has released his year-end update, summarizing all the major developments at the company over the past year. Citing 2022 as a “great year” for Blizzard, the blog includes an overview of the company’s recent achievements, some mind-boggling stats such as “12 billion hours of Blizzard games were played last year”, and a fair amount of discussion of Blizzard’s trying to improve work culture.

But before that, there are a few specific points worth drilling into. First, while covering position changes in Blizzard’s various internal teams, Ybarra notes that the team for his self-titled survival game has “doubled in size”. The project, which Ybarra insists is Blizzard’s “first new IP since Overwatch,” is being led by Dan Hay, who was previously an executive producer of Ubisoft’s Far Cry series. Little else is known about the survival game, but it’s coming to PC and according to a job posting earlier this year, it’s “a place full of heroes yet to meet, stories yet to be told, and adventures yet to come.” be lived.”

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