It is a scandal beyond compare. Blizzard has announced a game with Diablo: Immortal that does not suit some fans. Clear that now Reddit is about to implode and the heads of the fans glowing with anger like a supernova. Why? It is not Diablo 4, but a version for iOS and Android devices. The Blizzard should come very close to a full-fledged Diablo, but what was not developed for the PC, is evil and therefore burns the Internet like a hellfire.
Already at the presentation of the game at BlizzCon, visitors were disturbed by the event. A guest asked visibly outraged, whether this is a late April Fool's joke. After the revelation, the rage within the community keeps rocking in the relevant forums. The upcoming release does not mean that no Diablo 4 will be released. Not even that it's delayed, because of how much the development effort is going to be, could depend on whether the rumors are true that Immortal is simply a Diablo clone of the 2017 NetEase title – Crusaders of Light ,
NetEase is a Chinese company that distributes Blizzard games in the Middle Kingdom as a licensee and is otherwise known for their mobile games. The NetEase production Crusaders of Light and Diablo: Immortal share an almost identical division of the UI. In it some fans see proof that Diablo: Immortal is a Crusaders-of-Light clone with Diablo assets. Whether this is another reason to uninhibited Internet anger or better serve as a reason to relax, is an open question.
Meanwhile, Wyatt Cheng, Game Designer at Blizzard, told IGN and responded to the sometimes harsh criticism:
"I do not think 'Mobile' should be a bad word, when it was time to sit down and do a new Diablo game, and then this opportunity to work with NetEase – the technology is there, our smartphones are as powerful as never before and they are able to deliver high quality gaming experiences. "
"We worked with NetEase Games in a partnership right from the start to create everything in Diablo: Immortal, we have artists on our side, they have artists on their side, and we work together as a team, as a partner, to do everything Diablo: Creating Immortal: The environment, the characters, the skills, the story. "
Blizzard will probably also release against the passionate opposition of fans Diablo: Immortal. A date is not fixed yet, but the game will appear "soon" for iOS and Android devices.