BlizzCon has come and gone and there was no announcement for Diablo 4 or even anything about a remaster of Diablo and Diablo 2. Instead, hardcore fans were just left with the disappointing announcement that Diablo Immortal will be out in the near future only coming out for mobile devices.
However according to a new report from Kotaku, Blizzard was originally going to announced Diablo 4 at BlizzCon last weekend, but they pulled the announcement at the last minute. It was supposed to show a small teaser announcing the game is in development.
Instead, Blizzard announced that Diablo Immortal is a mobile exclusive video game and Diablo fans around the world weren’t happy about it. The official trailers of the game were downvoted many times and fans went on social media to write about how unhappy they were about Immortal.
The main reason people don’t like mobile games is because most of them are “pay-to-win”. If not pay-to-win, they are usually littered with a lot of microtransactions. Not to mention mobile games are usually cheap experiences compared to games that are normally released for PC and consoles.
Blizzard already told fans not to get too excited about this year’s BlizzCon. You can read a blog post below about that.
“These are very exciting times—we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right. We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer.”
Blizzard should have copied what Bethesda did at this year’s E3 event. During their press conference, they announced that Elder Scrolls Blades was coming out to mobile devices soon. After that announcement, they reassured fans that Elder Scrolls 6 is also in development.