On BlizzCon, Blizzard announced a brand new Diablo game for mobile devices called Diablo Immortal. To say that the announcement did not work well with society is an understatement. Although Blizzard warned fans that it was not planned to reveal the next known Diablo game at BlizzCon, many were upset by the disclosure of Immortal and the fact that Blizzard did not give details about what's next for the main line series. 19659002] Now, Blizzard's new president, J. Allen Brack (who replaced Mike Morhaime), has responded to the drama. During a earnings call, Brack said he is grateful for the high feedback because it shows that people care about Diablo. He said he understands that players are hungry for more Diablo on PC and console, and repeated that Blizzard has several teams working on various games in the franchise. According to a report, Diablo 4 is developing right now.
Blizzard has eventually filmed a video that co-founded Allen Adham confirmed the next major Diablo game, even though it was supposed to be shown on BlizzCon, has not been confirmed. Blizzard claims it did not take any messages from BlizzCon.
"We've seen some interesting reactions to advertising," Brack said. "I think it's clear that there are many players who are eager for more Diablo PC and console content. BlizzCon has come true. Frankly, we feel lucky to have a community that cares so much about that franchise. The commitment of our community is one of the things that makes Blizzard very special and something we really appreciate.
"We like to hear the things that fans formulate about what they want to hear next and what we can do better, honestly . Diablo is an important cross-cutting franchise for Blizzard. One of the things we have said is that we have several teams working on several different projects for the Diablo community, he said.
Brack continued to say that Diablo Immortal, despite being available for mobile devices, would be a "very authentic Diablo experience", with Blizzard refusing to compromise on it. Not only that, but Brack said that Blizzard plans to support the game a while after launch.
"We feel that Diablo Immortal will deliver a very authentic Diablo experience, and we will not compromise on this mission," he said. "Launch of the game will only begin. There will be continuous support "We'll just let go of the game when we feel it meets the very high standards of society. Finally, Diablo Immortal comes to fulfill it and we believe that people will experience it and we think they'll love it."
Blizzard makes a Diablo game for mobile because of a very obvious reason: mobile is the largest gaming platform in the world, and especially with its appeal to the Chinese gaming market, it can be very lucrative no matter what business model it ends up using.
Brack said the mobile phone is a "very significant opportunity" for Diablo regarding the range of the game and probably about the income potential. He also bothered that Diablo for mobile could be the first of Blizzard's franchise to get mobile releases, as another Blizzard director has already said. Blizzard has apparently plans to adapt to all of its mobile franchises in the future.
"Mobile is the biggest platform in play today," said Brack. "And I take a game like Diablo on that platform in a way that really reflects our quality standards, I think c is open as franchise and other franchises to a global audience, including people who do not have PCs. Or especially in China where Blizzard is a very, very strong western brand. When it comes to time, it's something we talk about when we move forward. It's very important that we let go of the game and it's an excellent experience when released. "
Also during the conversation Bobby Kotick, CEO Blizzard, said that people who actually played Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon liked it. The feedback was "very positive" among those who tried it, said Kotick.
GameSpot went hand in hand with Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon, and editor Alessandro Fillari was surprisingly impressed by the game in this early stage.
No release date for Diablo Immortal has been announced, and Blizzard has also not said if it will be a free or paid game. Blizzard develops the title along with the free veteran and long partner NetEase, if there is any indication of the business model it can use. 1