Blizzard Entertainment Unveils Mobile MMO Action-RPG Diablo Immortal

Blizzard  Activision announces Diablo Immortal for iOS

Blizzard Activision announces Diablo Immortal for iOS

In another interview with Digital Trends, Allen Adham commented that Blizzard has not forgotten about the core Diablo fans.

There are still lots of unknowns surrounding the Diablo Immortal mobile game; one of the biggest is that Blizzard hasn't announced if the game will be a free-to-play or paid title. The company was expecting fans to react passionately, one of its co-founders told Kotaku in an interview today, but it wasn't prepared for the level of vitriol that ensued.

Since the event though, rumours have circulated that a Diablo 4 announcement was planned, but Blizzard, for reasons unknown, chose to pull the plug on it.

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".

Hell, there was barely any hints that Diablo 4 is in the works, even though Blizzard had teased that more than one Diablo project is now in progress.

The fact that many details and factors about Diablo Immortal remain unknown, such as monetization models and a release date, and the independence in development capacities still doesn't seem to come in the way of kneejerk outrage.

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"We were looking at this 20-year period in between Diablo II, Lord of Destruction, and Diablo III, and we said, 'All these events happened, so we should take a look at creating a game that explores that space in time, '" he added. The story takes place between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. You can actually pre-register for the game right now by going to the Diablo Immortal website.

In a report via Eurogamer though, Blizzard has since said that they did not: "pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements". "We love the way "Diablo" has brought millions of players around the world together to slay demons".

Chinese internet firm Netease, already a domestic partner for several other Blizzard titles, has been involved in the development of "Diablo Immortal", which promises a faithful continuation of the "Diablo" formula.

So this past weekend wasn't the greatest one for Blizzard Entertainment.

In case you missed it, Blizzard closed out its BlizzCon opening ceremony with the reveal of Diablo Immortal, a mobile-only MMO that's not coming to PC. On Monday, when the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time this week, shares of Activision Blizzard dropped significantly.

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