After this whole situation, there's still a chance that Diablo 4 is in development.
Once it is finally available to download Diablo Immortal for Android, you will be among the first ones to get the game if you joined the pre-registration program.
It didn't have to be much, it could have just been a logo. Pre-registered players are eligible to participate in future beta tests and earn in-game rewards, as well as receive news and updates. Instead, they pulled the video tease and allowed the BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremony to close on a bit of an awkward note. You can't be too surprised about the backlash.
Diablo Immortal is a collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Games, who in addition to having developed some of the most successful mobile games in history, have been a longtime partner of Blizzard in China. It's a no-brainer. Apparently, the new Diablo project was a mess and barely greeted by all the fans across the world.
Blizzard went out and told Kotaku the truth. That's great news for those Diablo fans looking for a similar experience on mobile, but not so good for hardcore Diablo gamers who are anxiously waiting for Diablo 4. The weekend long event traditionally holds new game announcements and content reveals for many of Blizzard's beloved catalogue of games, such as Overwatch and Starcraft. Nevertheless, I did ask. "We do continue to have different teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects, and we look forward to announcing when the time is right".
If you haven't clicked the link yet: Rather than the site directing you to any official/fan-made Diablo site, it sends users straight to its gaming equivalent, Path of Exile. "But they've got to play it, they've got to get their hands on it". Unfortunately, it wasn't the one that fans were hoping for but a mobile title is still an impressive addition to the franchise.
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The conclusion that we can draw from this is that Blizzard messed up in their presentation. Speaking to Digital Trends Blizzard is planning to bring more IPs to mobile devices.