Diablo Immortal Is an Always-Online Game, Confirms Blizzard

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.

Diablo Immortal hasn't received the kind of fanfare that Blizzard had anticipated, with many people showering a lot of hate on the title, showcased by the cinematic trailer for the game which exceeded 400,000 dislikes versus close to 15,000 likes.

Sources claim that Blizzard recorded a video in which co-founder Allen Adham discussed "a new Diablo project", although no footage seems to have been involved - so it'd essentially have been just a name drop. 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." .

In a note to investors, research firm Cowen & Company said "Blizzard severely miscalculated how their fans would respond, which suggests they aren't in touch with their players as maybe they should be". And it always will be. Of course, with the Reaper of Souls expansion we're of the opinion at AusGamers that Diablo 3 became one of the all-time great comeback stories. In Diablo Immortal, players will embark on thrilling expeditions, take part in dynamic events across unique public zones, and plunder instanced dungeons, hacking and slashing their way through the demonic minions surrounding them.

The analyst said the disappointing reaction made him less hopeful about the company's future mobile opportunities.

"[Diablo: Immortal] was created from the ground up - from the initial get-go [our intention] was to create that Diablo experience on mobile". Apparently, Diablo 4 is in development, but the team wasn't ready to commit to an announcement as the game has changed "drastically" over the past four years and may continue to evolve.

'First off we want to mention that we definitely hear our community. Indeed, Blizzard teased some Diablo-related news in a blog post a couple of weeks before the convention.

What do you make of Diablo Immortal though? And you have Wyatt Cheng, who's one of our unbelievable designers who has being doing Diablo experiences for years, leading the charge with this; Helen [Cheng, a senior game designer], who's been working for many years on World of Warcraft.

As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech. The developers of Diablo Immortal say that this game will be optimized for mobile, so are you excited to see the game play on a mobile device?

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