Blizzard has just announced Diablo Immortal which is a game that will explore 20 years of untold stories between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. The catch? It’s on mobile.
OK everyone, calm down. Blizzard has just announced a new Diablo game and it’s for mobile devices. It comes with six classes and looks a bit like Diablo 3 in style as you can see from the video below. New abilities have been added to the classes and of course, there are new areas to explore, and it’s being developed by Netease.
The disappointment was immense in the live stream chat considering they just announced Warcraft 3 Reforged, a remaster of their RTS classic. It appears that whatever Blizzard do with the Diablo franchise, they never quite seem to give the community what they actually want. The only reason I can see PC gamers playing this is for the lore during those between game years. There’s also the topic of how they will monetise this, it wasn’t touched on in the reveal.
At least we know they are working on multiple Diablo projects so that’s something at least. We now have two of those out the way, Diablo Immortal and Diablo 3 on the Switch which launched yesterday. The next announcement will likely be Diablo 4 based on all those job openings that have been popping up on the job pages. I think it’s safe to say that a Diablo 2 remaster is not coming any time soon, if at all, which is a real shame for fans of the series.
More information can be found on diabloimmortal.com if this has piqued your interest. I will now let you guys discuss this announcement in the comments below. Now be civil everyone!
Update: The announcement did not go down well with fans and these two clips from the Q&A highlight the fact that the community is not impressed with Blizzard. There is some sympathy for Wyatt who was obviously shoveled onto the stage to make the best of this news by the powers that be and it may explain why he seemed quite upset and stuttery during the announcement. Still, it’s a decision they made and they will have to live with it.