With Microsoft soon to be the new owner of Activision Blizzard, it’s no surprise that some of Blizzard’s games are on display at today’s Xbox Game Show. Blizzard announced the existence of “Diablo IV” as early as 2019, but there has not been much news in the past three years, but the mobile version of “Diablo Immortal” (Diablo Immortal) It was a storm all over the city. Now, Diablo IV finally has a firm launch date, set to launch in 2023.
Diablo IV will feature an open-world model with a special emphasis on player customization options. Judging from the game video, it will have more MMORPG elements than “Diablo III”, for example, multiple players can defeat the world king together, and there will also be a special PVP area, etc., but it can’t be seen that the whole world will MMORPG is still mostly a single player/small group game, and other players will only be seen on specific occasions.
Naturally, the open world will not have a very linear game story like the past “Diablo” series, but let players explore independent dungeons and “fortresses” of demons. It might turn into a village where you can trade with NPCs.
Overall, Diablo IV hasn’t had many surprises yet, but at least we’ve got a launch date now, and it’s not too far off. However, whether intentionally or unintentionally, in the entire game introduction, there is no mention of any in-game purchases at all. I hope that after the disaster of “Diablo: Immortal”, Blizzard can remember the lesson, keep the mobile game as a mobile game, and stop trying to bring the same set of mobile games to the gaming experience of PC players.