The backlash that followed the 2018 announcement of Diablo Immortal—a mobile game—was truly furious, beyond even what Blizzard expected. Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham tried to put a positive spin on it, saying the reaction merely reflected the “passion” that fans feel for the games, but complaints like “they just spit in our faces” speak for themselves pretty well.

However you want to look at it, it doesn’t sound like Blizzard, or its parent company Activision, are planning on rethinking their mobile strategies. In fact, Activision Blizzard CFO Dennis Durkin said during the Q&A section of today’s quarterly financial call that the success of Call of Duty Mobile, released in October 2019, is proof that Activision is on the right track with its mobile strategy.

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