RUMOR: Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 BlizzCon Tease at the Last Minute

Diablo 2 Remastered May Be Announced at Blizz Con 2018 Report

Over the weekend, Blizzard, the company behind games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch, announced Diablo Immortal, a new mobile game set between Diablo II and Diablo III.

The newly-announced mobile title Diablo Immortal will require players to be always online, Blizzard has confirmed. "Blizzard severely miscalculated how their fans would respond, which suggests they aren't in touch with their players as maybe they should be".

Blizzard shocked fans a few days ago when it announced the mobile version of one of its popular franchises.

Instead, Blizzard attempted to temper fan expectations ahead of BlizzCon, writing that, "We now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them...when the time is right". But the publisher took some heavy backlash over their debut Diablo Immortal trailer for mobile.

According to the announcement, it looks like the game will receive an updated ladder system that will help matchmaking in competitive play as well as an updated map editor.

Launched in May 2012, Diablo 3 hasn't seen any new content since 2017, although it's just been made available on the Nintendo Switch, so there's that. The reveal was met with some degree of backlash, as a portion of the fanbase hoped for an announcement of the next core Diablo instead. All of these narratives came to a head earlier today when Kotaku reported that Diablo 4 is real and was initially part of the Blizzard's BlizzCon presentation.

Riffing on that comment, a thread with almost 4000 upvotes reads, "Everyone is saying that Blizzard is out touch with their fans".

The pricing structure, which hasn't been revealed, will tell us a lot about Blizzard's intentions here.

Despite that, sources said, Blizzard was still looking to assure fans that Diablo 4 was in development, until those plans changed. We were already expecting Diablo news at this year's show, but this is most definitely not what people had in mind.

Given multiplayer is crucial to Diablo Immortal, that's to be expected. The fact that Blizzard chose to end Blizzcon's opening ceremony by debuting a watered-down entry in a beloved franchise, along with their erasure of negative responses, signals to many that, for better or worse, this mobile entry is the top priority of the Diablo franchise. Other new information we have is that there will be some new realms and abilities in the game.

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