Blizzard Says It 'Didn't Pull Any Announcements From BlizzCon'

Diablo Immortal

A report by Kotaku says that the reveal was apparently set to take place after the Diablo Immortal announcement. According to Kotaku, Diablo 4 is in development, and Blizzard recorded a video where co-founder Allen Adham talks about a new Diablo projects.

Even though we do not have a date for the official release of Diablo Immortal for iOS and Android, we do have some good news. Blizzard maintains that it had never meant to talk about Diablo 4 at BlizzCon and that no announcements were pulled from the show. What we said was we have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple projects. And reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks to the native Blizzard Battle.net UI designed specifically for Diablo Immortal, which allows you to chat and form groups easily in the middle of the most frantic battle. However, Cheng, too, fell short of invoking the magic words "Diablo 4". It was clear that either a Diablo 4 game or a Diablo remaster title is in the works, but still, ending a show that saw big Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and Warcraft announcements with a mobile game was a huge misstep.

'First off we want to mention that we definitely hear our community. Why Blizzard chose to close the opening ceremony with it I don't know - maybe a Diablo 4 reveal was pencilled in but removed in the run up to BlizzCon, or maybe NetEase has more influence than we realise - it was NetEase which brought WOW to China, don't forget, a move which ballooned the playerbase.

Seeing as Diablo Immortal is releasing for mobile - and mobile only, PC plans were dismissed at Blizzcon - the angry fan is obviously trying to show Blizzard what Diablo players wanted, whilst attempting to give Diablo fans an alternative until IV releases.

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"We're all mobile gamers", Elggren said. That hope was despite the fact that Blizzard had put out a statement ahead of BlizzCon saying that no major Diablo announcements would be made during the conference.

At the time of writing this article, the Diablo Immortal cinematic trailer has raked in 446k dislikes and just 17k thumbs up.

Diablo fans could've had a completely different reaction had the original plan gone through at BlizzCon.

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