Many gamers are waiting for Blizzard to announce Diablo 4. Last year during BlizzCon there was some hope that the game could be announced, but instead Blizzard launched Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of Diablo that was immediately met with massive backlash from fans who weren’t thrilled by the game.
For the past couple of years, Blizzard has been running an annual event within Diablo 3 known as the “Darkening of Tristram”. Basically this will take players back to Tristram, the town that was in the original Diablo, and let them play through some of the levels, collect gear, and what not. Basically it helps to switch things up in the game which can admittedly get a bit repetitive.
It is safe to say that when Blizzard officially announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of its action RPG, that they did not anticipate that it would receive the amount of backlash it did. Blizzard has since reassured gamers that they still had multiple Diablo projects in the works, and the good news is that we might learn more about it in 2019.
The idea of being able to play a game like Diablo on your phone sounds like an excellent idea on paper, but yet following the official announcement of Diablo Immortal, Blizzard was hit with a ton of backlash from fans who felt “cheated” that the company chose to announce a mobile game instead of Diablo 4.
Ahead of BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard published a blog in which they attempted to temper the expectations of fans who had speculated that a Diablo 4 announcement could be part of the event. However a report from Kotaku later suggested that Blizzard apparently had planned Diablo 4 to be announced, but pulled it at the last minute.
Blizzard was primarily known as a company who developed games for the PC. However over the years the company has diversified their offerings where games such as Overwatch and Diablo have expanded to consoles. They have also expanded to mobile where titles such as Hearthstone remains incredibly popular, and where Diablo Immortal will be launching as well.
Heading into BlizzCon 2018, there were rumors that Diablo 4 could finally be announced, but a couple of weeks ahead of the event, Blizzard issued a statement that pretty much squashed all hope of Diablo 4 being one of the possible announcements at the event. Instead what we got was Diablo Immortal, a mobile MMORPG version of the franchise.
Diablo Immortal was officially announced at BlizzCon 2018 over the weekend. For those who missed the news, it is basically an MMORPG designed for mobile devices which would pretty much bring the Diablo hack and slash experience onto our smartphones and tablets. For those wondering about its gameplay, it seems that there will not be an offline mode.
With Diablo being such a beloved gaming franchise, Blizzard was probably not anticipating that the Diablo Immortal’s announcement would be receiving all the backlash that it has. Now it seems that there is some controversy brewing as apparently the “dislikes” on the game’s trailer has been “disappearing”.
Back in August, Blizzard revealed that they had multiple Diablo projects in the works, which many had anticipated could include the much-awaited Diablo 4. However during BlizzCon 2018, the company pretty much only revealed Diablo Immortal which was a mobile MMORPG that would be launching for iOS and Android devices.
During BlizzCon 2018 over the weekend, Blizzard officially announced Diablo Immortal. This is a mobile MMORPG that basically brings the hack and slash game onto our smartphones and tablets, and while it sounds really good in concept, the reaction that Blizzard faced when the game was unveiled was surprising.
Earlier in the week, it was speculated that there could be an Amiibo in the works for Diablo 3 on the Nintendo Switch. It looks like the datamine was accurate because Blizzard and NIntendo have since officially announced the Diablo 3 Amiibo in the form of a “loot goblin” which is expected to be exclusive to GameStop.
There have been many who have in the past wondered what it would be like had Blizzard decided to make Diablo an MMORPG instead of Warcraft. Turns out you might not have to wonder anymore because at Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard has officially taken the wraps off Diablo Immortal.
Nintendo’s Amiibos have proven to be rather popular not just amongst gamers, but also collectors. For those unfamiliar, Amiibos are basically tiny figurines of characters from various Nintendo games. These figurines can be lined with the console and their accompanying game where it will unlock additional content.