Blizzard's temporary failure has presented an opportunity for the competition fire some verbal shots towards them. One such example are developers and publishers behind the upcoming Warhammer: Chaosbane who announced it won't be on mobile.
Sure enough, simply announcing that a game will not be released on mobile devices isn't much of a call out, but the way Eko Software and Bigben did it leaves no doubt this burn was made especially for Blizzard. The tweet in question offered players to "Experience Warhammer: Chaosbane the way it's meant to be played on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019".
They even attached a spoof picture of the game on mobile, but it's crossed over with a red marker, along with big letters spelling out "Warhammer: Chaosbane is not coming to mobile". Blizzard's PR department is probably still on red alert following the disastrous announcement of Diablo Immortal, as they have their hands full with apparently removing negative comments and dislikes on the YouTube trailer for the game.
Now they also have to contend with the competition who are taking advantage of the situation or Activision Blizzard's stock may be in danger of falling further than it already has. The stock will likely rise up once Diablo Immortal actually gets released, as it is aimed at the biggest cash cow of today's gaming industry - microtransactions in mobile gaming.
Considering it is being developed in partnership with NetEase, the game will definitely be released in China, which is also the biggest gaming market today. Racing towards the Chinese market and censoring games to fit the country's laws seems to be the latest trend in gaming industry, so it remains to be seen whether or how much Blizzard's stock will spike when they start peddling microtransactions in China.
Meanwhile, Path of Exile has been enjoying massive success due to the developers actually providing players with what they wanted, while Warhammer: Chaosbane may find success thanks to long time Diablo fans being currently disillusioned with Blizzard.