After the "breakup" incident between NetEase and Blizzard for several months, it has been confirmed that the negotiation between the two parties has failed and the cooperation will not be renewed.
Activision Blizzard's license Agreement with NetEase will expire on January 23, 2023.Blizzard's World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Warcraft III: Remastered, and Heroes of the Storm will be out of service from 0:00 on January 24th.
This means that tomorrow will be the last day of operation of the aforementioned game service, and tomorrow night will also see the largest shutdown in the history of the game.
Before Blizzard China issued an announcement that "NetEase refuses to extend Blizzard's service for six months" and "NetEase wants IP control", which immediately received a lot of ridicule from players, accusing Blizzard of not being sincere and blaming NetEase for the problem of game suspension without talking about their own problems.And the easy department of the net has been basically disbanded, in the last few days to find NetEase to negotiate, do not pay attention to players.
NetEase also blasted Blizzard for this announcement, saying that Blizzard's extension proposal and unexpected statement are outrageous, inappropriate and not in line with commercial logic, and asked Blizzard in its excessive confidence that it did not consider such willful and willful behavior, which put players and NetEase in a bad position.