Blizzard announces Diablo Immortal mobile game

Blizzard announces Diablo Immortal mobile game

Enlarge / Diablo Immortal's control scheme on smartphone.

Though we may have been expecting Diablo Remastered, we got a mobile game instead.

Diablo Immortal is being designed from the ground-up to give you an authentic Diablo experience on touch-screen devices.

Speaking with IGN at BlizzCon, Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng responded to the community reaction to Diablo: Immortal's announcement, as well as the accusations that it's just a reskin of a previous NetEase mobile game. "These are very exciting times-we now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them. when the time is right, the company said". Diablo's next game, Diablo Immortal, is all about storytelling and teaming up with friends and strangers, all while saving the world from demons that inexplicably drop legendary helmets and gold.

Everything is available to you via touchscreen on your phone so all you'll have to do is click on the different abilities to use them. Pre-registered players will have "a chance to participate in future beta tests, earn exclusive in-game rewards as well as receive news and updates", according to Blizzard. Would I have preferred a Diablo IV announcment?

People immediately lashed out, calling the announcement a joke because they think the game is inherently bad and will surely be full of micro-transactions that chip away at the integrity of the series. Ok, the franchise is mostly about that, but it's also about the story of the oncoming apocalypse.

You are entitled to nothing.

If you were hoping for Diablo 4, you're going to have to wait a while longer.

In addition, mobile gaming is massive in Asia and Activision Blizzard is likely trying to appeal to that region. Diablo 3 has pretty much run its course by now, and fans have been clamoring for the next great thing from the franchise. You don't have to play it, but whining online makes you sound like a literal infant.

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