Diablo IV received a lengthy couple of videos at the showcase via a reveal of their final character, Necromancer, and a dev showcase.
Hot off the release of Diablo Immortal, their mobile title getting lambasted for predatory microtransaction practices, Blizzard showcased their upcoming fully featured release hoping to recapture that devoted Diablo audience.
For fans of Diablo, it appears that the developers have been listening with open ears. They’ve taken a deep look at end-game content, and have expanded what has been done in previous titles. With 150 dungeons in the game, there is a lot of Diablo for lifelong fans. Add in world bosses and other PVE focused adventures, this might just be one of the bigger recent shakeups to Diablo we’ve seen.
Check out the dev showcase to learn the ins and outs of the Diablo IV.
Couch Coop and Cross Play/Cross Save
Yes. There will finally be cross save/play and local couch cooperative play. Cross play/save is pretty much becoming standard in 2022, but I am glad it is included here as my platform of choice rarely meshes with people I usually play with. But now, it doesn’t matter in the slightest. The developers have confirmed that cross play/save will be available across all platforms.
As a sucker for character reveal trailers, the Necromancer reveal was right up my alley. It was equal parts beauty and creepy. Sadly, we didn’t get a chance to see their kit, but that will certainly be coming at a later date. Check out the full trailer below.
The Diablo franchise has been in a weird spot with their lukewarm reception of Diablo Immortal. A game that, if weren’t for its questionable microtransactions, could be celebrated as an extension of vs a determinant to the franchise’s name. Diablo IV certainly looks to change that narrative should they be able to keep the microtransactions at bay.
Diablo IV is set to release in 2023.