Blizzard released a new Diablo game this year, but it was only available for download in China. The beta test went so well that Blizzard decided to release the full version of Diablo Immortal when they launched their global servers at the end of November 2018. With proper feedback we can get an even better experience with future games, as Blizzard showed us last time around.
Diablo Immortal is an upcoming game that was released on the closed beta of the Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo 3. The game has been changed and improved due to feedback from the closed beta testers. Read more in detail here: diablo immortals.
You may not think Blizzard pays attention to user input on a daily basis, particularly when it comes to Diablo Immortal (we will never forget that the first response to feedback was to ask if you had a phone). However, player input from the beta has had an influence on the game, as detailed in the most recent update on the official site, which lists all of the ways the game has evolved and improved as a consequence of tester feedback.
Do you like controllers, for example? Because Blizzard heard that people preferred controllers, additional controller compatibility is now available. Both the features and the incentives for warbands will be improved. In-game purchases will be changed to make them seem more important and rewarding for gamers that spend money on them. For daily group content, the emphasis will be on Shadows and their Contracts, while dungeon bounties will be eliminated from the bounty pool. There’s a lot of information here, so if you’re interested in the game (probably since you have a phone), go through the whole dispatch.
Readers will recall that Diablo Immortal was first announced way back in 2018 at BlizzCon as a mobile MMORPG built in partnership with NetEase – an announcement that sent fans expecting Diablo IV news into meltdown and sparked the now-infamous “do you guys not have phones” meme. It’s spent the last three years and change in various stages of alpha and beta as Activision-Blizzard promised investors it was still on track for a launch in the first half of 2022. This entry does reiterate that launch is still planned for this year.