Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Technology | By Nina Perez

Blizzard Denies Reports of a Scrapped Diablo 4 Blizzcon Announcement

Blizzard Denies Reports of a Scrapped Diablo 4 Blizzcon Announcement

So, it looks like Diablo 4 for the PC is real. Those sources also said that Diablo 4 is now in development, although the team isn't "ready to commit to an announcement" as the game has gone through many big changes over the last four years.

Meanwhile, NetEase announced today its partnership with Blizzard Entertainment Inc.to co-develop Diablo Immortal, a "massively multiplayer action RPG" (MMORPG) franchise, for Android and iOS devices in China.

"Diablo was supposed to be Blizzard's first shot on goal into the big global mobile game market", Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea wrote noting the criticism from Blizzard's PC fanbase. Whether or not you personally find Blizzard culpable for Diablo Immortal's backlash, it remains clear that the controversy surrounding the game has ultimately cast an ominous shadow over the game.

Reddit is the main avenue for video game aficionados to gripe about perceived wrongs, and that's where many "Diablo" fans are venting their frustration. However, he noted that those players didn't get to play the game and when they do they will have a different opinion of the game. "We saw a similar response when we announced that we were bringing Diablo to console, and we saw a similar response to the announcement of Hearthstone".

According to a new report over at Kotaku - Blizzard pulled a Diablo 4 teaser at the eleventh hour.

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The pricing structure, which hasn't been revealed, will tell us a lot about Blizzard's intentions here. Diablo 4 development was already teased earlier in an official blog post from Blizzard.

Now all you have to do is wait for the final Diablo Immortal version to come out on Google Play Store, especially if you're a fan of the Diablo saga. The company's online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.

The fallout from this weekend's BlizzCon, which saw Blizzard vexing core fans by ending its opening ceremony with news of a Diablo-themed mobile game, has yet to abate. In other words, to kick Blizzard whilst it's down.

We'll certainly be seeing more from the upcoming mobile exclusive in the coming months and I for one am looking forward to punishing evil on the toilet.

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