Blizzard Disputes Claim that Diablo 4 BlizzCon 2018 Announcement Was Planned

Blizzard  Activision announces Diablo Immortal for iOS

Blizzard president on Diablo Immortal: "We want awesome mobile games and we think this could be one of them”

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. Whether or not this video was planned to be shown at BlizzCon is in question, but Blizzard said in a statement that it "didn't pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements".

Since Blizzard announced the seemingly cursed mobile title Diablo Immortal last week at BlizzCon 2018, we've heard from all interested parties.

The transition from mouse-and-keyboard or controller to mobile touchscreen device was created to feel completely natural, intuitive, and fun in Diablo Immortal. Adham noted, "We have said that we have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple Diablo projects and that remains true, even after releasing [Diablo 3 for Nintendo] Switch and announcing Diablo: Immortal." . And many have suggested the outcry could have been avoided if Blizzard had accompanied Immortal's unveiling with news of the next mainline Diablo game. The game looks and plays similarly to traditional "Diablo" games, except it's tailored for smartphones' touch controls and smaller screen. We want them to know this isn't instead of other things we're doing, and in fact we're doing a lot, and this is additive. And it's being developed with an announcement when the "time is right". Blizzard maintains that it had never meant to talk about Diablo 4 at BlizzCon and that no announcements were pulled from the show.

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If the announcement video was never destined for BlizzCon, it certainly seems to have been in talks beforehand.

Fans say that the upcoming title "Diablo Immortal" is a slap in the face. Why? "We love it. We hope our fans understand what we're saying when we say that". The company's online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.

Let me preface this with a short story: Imagine a world, where someone invented a commodity, which made clean drinking water available inside your place of living, without the need of running to the source of said clean drinking water, something like a river, if you will. On Monday, when the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time this week, shares of Activision Blizzard dropped significantly. Many devs stop playing games as they start making them professionally.

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