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Blizzard reportedly initially deliberate to announce Diablo Four at BlizzCon

Blizzard reportedly initially deliberate to announce Diablo Four at BlizzCon Blizzard reportedly initially deliberate to announce Diablo Four at BlizzCon
Sherri Watson | 08 November, 2018, 02:48

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. Are you a huge fan of the Diablo franchise, and if so, which was your favorite game to play? And Blizzard's response has been to reassure fans that it is now working on multiple projects.

Earlier today Warhammer: Chaosbane, an upcoming action-RPG that looks incredibly similar to Diablo, took a jab at Diablo Immortal on Twitter.

BlizzCon 2018 is nearly here and we've seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show. That would make sense if the higher-ups at Blizzard were still uncertain if the final game would ever see the light of day, or if the form it took at release would be wildly different than anything they might tease in these stages.

These attempts to achieve better optics did not go unnoticed, as some fans began to spam the trailer with variants of a singular comment, "Hey, Blizzard".

I've reached out to Blizzard for more information and will update if I receive a reply. Based on how little we have heard, such a title may still be a couple of years off and Blizzard clearly wanted to shine the spotlight on Diablo Immortal, which should be a fun installment nonetheless. In response to the worries that Immortal was simply a reskin of other NetEase games, Adham stated that this is a game "purpose-built from the ground up", and all the art and assets were created exclusively for Diablo Immortal.

Blizzard has responded to the backlash. Many devs stop playing games as they start making them professionally.

According to those who had the opportunity to test the game, the adaptation of the controls and graphics is quite good, although Diablo Immortal would not run on every smartphone, but only on those with performant graphics chipsets. "We've also seen this before". We play board games. Adham noted, "We have said that we have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple Diablo projects and that remains true, even after releasing [Diablo 3 for Nintendo] Switch and announcing Diablo: Immortal." .

"There are actually two distinct [Diablo] teams", Adham told Kotaku. "So hopefully we'll get there".