Diablo 4? None. Even before the Blizzcon Blizzard tried to dampen expectations. Instead of a successor to the action RPG franchise, they introduced Diablo Immortal, a spin-off for smartphones. If it's about the community, it could not have been any worse: it's mad with rage.
The official trailer for the Mobile Diablo is currently harvesting Dislikes, that a Call of Duty could be almost jealous. Nearly 200,000 thumbs down There was on Youtube so far. On the other hand, there are a meager 7,000 likes. And not just on Youtube, also on Reddit Diablo fans express their displeasure with the smartphone offshoot.
Booed at the fair
There was still applause during the performance itself. At Question Time afterwards, however, the mood changed a bit. An attendee asks the developers if they have plans to bring Diablo Immortal to the PC as well. After all, he could see many mechanics in the trailer, the Diablo-3 fans already wanted for a long time,
The answer was sobering and made sure that Wyatt Cheng, lead game designer, booed There are no plans to bring the title to the PC. The subsequent reaction of the developers may not have defused the reaction: "Do not you have cell phones?"
Another guest asked if the announcement was a late April Fool's joke and received applause from those present. Incidentally, our colleague Maurice Weber was directly on site and explains in one Opinion VideoWhat he thinks of the announcement:
Diablo Immortal – Blizzard ignores his most devoted fans and reaps a BlizzCon disaster
Fans see Immortal as a cash grave
The announcement disappointed many longtime fans for a variety of reasons. For one thing, there is of course no new information about Diablo 4. But also players of Diablo 3 go out empty. And they had to wait several times for various seasons, without any new content or see patches. Even new content in the form of a druid DLC or similar does not exist. In the end there is nothing new about Diablo on the PC. And most fans of the series are likely to be PC players.
In the mobile Diablo, many also fear that it will just be a cash grave full of microtransactions. Also, claims are spreading that Diablo Immortal only one reskin by Crusaders of Light – an earlier project of the developer Netease. Certain similarities, such as the identical user interface, can not be denied.
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