Activision Blizzard has decided to cancel a World of Warcraft mobile MMO, which has not even been announced, due to disagreements with the Chinese company NetEase, a partner with whom they were developing this project.
According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Neptune was the name of the project and had been in development for over 3 years, as a spin-off from the popular WoW. However, instead of an adaptation, you would have a product related to this game that would take you to the same universe, but in a different time period.
According to Schreier, about 100 NetEase employees were laid off following the cancellation of the project and the problems are related to financial problems. Although Neptune has not been announced, Activision recently confirmed that it is working on several WoW mobile games that will expand the universe.
This is already the second WoW-related mobile project to be cancelled, after it was revealed by official sources that a Pokémon Go-style game was in the works. In addition to the canceled project and layoffs, Schreier says it created friction between Activision Blizzard and NetEase, to the point where the collaboration was weakened.