Diablo: Immortal - Announcement Backlash

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Diablo: Immortal has been announced at BlizzCon 2018. It is the next installment in the action role-playing hack and slash video game series Diablo, which began with the release of Diablo for Microsoft Windows in 1996. The game has been received negatively by the Diablo community for being mobile exclusive, as well as the subsequent response from Blizzard.

Diablo Immortal Cinematic Trailer

Enter the world of Diablo Immortal, a new entry in the Diablo universe. Taking place between the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and Diablo III, this mobile massively multiplayer online ARPG is a true Diablo hack-and-slash adventure, all in the palm of your hand.

The release videos have been overwhelmingly disliked, with active discussions in the comments as well as in the Diablo subreddit.

Blizzard is co-developing the title with Chinese technology company, NetEase. Notable similarities have been drawn between Diablo: Immortal and NetEase’s Crusaders of Light mobile game.

Current discussions involve the removal of comments from Diablo: Immortal’s YouTube videos. Dislikes from the videos have also reportedly been removed, as shown here.

Further discussed is the impact of Activision’s acquisition of Blizzard Entertainment, the coverage by video game journalists and the future direction of the Diablo series.

Diablo: Immortal will feature classes from Diablo III, including Barbarian, Monk, Wizard, Crusader, Demon Hunter and Necromancer. The Witch Doctor has not been included.

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