We knew that DiabloIV came for 3 years now, and Blizzard has finally announced a release date where we can all literally go to hell. Oh, and Halsey was there too. Here’s the cinematic trailer from The Game Awards:
Like its predecessors DiabloIV will see you battling countless hordes of demonic minions, but this time in a more open setting. journalists who recently got their hands on a preview build noted that the game takes design cues from both Diablo II and III while giving players more flexibility in how they build their characters’ abilities. Judging from these previews, the sprawling skill trees might be the most exciting aspect of DiabloIVwhich means you are not tied to your existing build.
“We know that when you engage with the game, especially early on, you don’t have a full understanding of the game. They will want to experiment and try things,” DiabloIV Game Director Joe Shely narrates GameSpot. “If you look at our respec systems, which apply to both our skill tree and later-level Paragon, our endgame progression system, we really tried to approach it in a way that felt like we were making an important decision and [that] Your character is not the same as everyone else’s character.”
There was initially some controversy over whether or not it would be free to play like a mobile spin-off Diablo immortal. The backlash was so severe that a community manager had to sort it out The latest mainline game wouldn’t do this be like its mobile predecessor.
DiabloIV was originally supposed to be released at an earlier date, but the game was delayed after several setbacks. Game director Luis Barriga left Blizzard this summer in the midst of settling the company with a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and harassment.
the washington post, Released hours before the start of the Game Awards a report about crunch and toxic working conditions on the DiabloIV Team. Current and former employees said the team bled developers dry over poor wages and working conditions. The developers anticipate significant overtime to meet the reported June 6, 2023 release date.
https://kotaku.com/diablo-4-blizzard-the-game-awards-release-date-1849871919 Diablo IV release date announced at the Game Awards