Blizzard says its ‘Diablo 4’ announcement wasn’t delayed

That's a lot of dislikes

Many fans held hopes for Diablo 4, or at the very least a new expansion for Diablo III.

If you've been following the events and goings on at BlizzCon this past weekend then you'd be aware of the whole controversy surrounding the reveal of the mobile-only Diablo Immortal - one of "multiple Diablo project now in the works" but the only new Diablo thing at the show. 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. Blizzard closed its BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremony with a mobile game announcement that left everyone feeling a little put out.

That means there is no Diablo game coming to PC or consoles for a while still and if you're a hardcore fan that news might sadden you. 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." .

During the BlizzCon event, Wyatt Cheng, lead game designer on Diablo Immortal, discussed the hate, saying that it is understandable. For the first time ever, Diablo players will be able to answer the call to battle on their phones.

Blizzard said it did not immediately have comment on this story.

Yes, Blizzard is going to actually release this cereal but whether that will extend outside of the USA remains to be seen.

"[Diablo: Immortal] was created from the ground up - from the initial get-go [our intention] was to create that Diablo experience on mobile".

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.

In other words, the plan was always to end the show with Diablo Immortal.

Now all you have to do is wait for the final Diablo Immortal version to come out on Google Play Store, especially if you're a fan of the Diablo saga.

So this past weekend wasn't the greatest one for Blizzard Entertainment. The trailer's debut has left mixed responses throughout the community on social media, with some folks going as far as to say that they're done with the Diablo franchise as a whole, or even calling their trip to BlizzCon a "waste" over Immortal's announcement. We didn't get any details on new cards available in the game but it appears each class will receive their own set of legendary cards that will help complement their playstyle.

Furthermore, Bloomberg has reported that Activision-Blizzard's shares dropped by 7.2% following the reveal of the new game.

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