After extremely negative fan backlash to the Diablo Immortal announcement, Blizzard reverts all social media avatar images back to the Diablo 3 icon.
At what point did Blizzard think this whole mobile thing was a great idea? Did they really think it was going to end well?
The fact that they announced the game in blizzcon, a show for PC gamer, is their biggest mistake. This abomination of a clone netease game was doomed from the start.
judging by the numbers these kind of mobile games bring in it seemed like the best idea. from the point of view of corporate greed, that is *g*
It probably had something to do with Activi$ion.
Read this, then: https://gamerant.com/blizza...
At wat point did Blizzard think this whole mobile thing was a great idea? At the point of “what you don’t have a cellphone?” Did they really think it was going to end well? Yes they did. They thought that because it’s bren so long since a new diablo PC players would jump in joy of a new diablo regardless of mobile or PC because “hey everyone have a cellphone “
I imagine they used their phones when making this change.
Savage truth bomb!
Blizzard has phones right?!?!
What dumb asses, shit bags lately. They know the fans want Diablo 4 so just show a small clip, can be 30secs. Instead they push mobile crap haha. Idiots.
Even a LOGO would have saved them. Showing nothing was better than having fans fly in from all around the nation at a PC gamer convention- the same blokes playing D1 20 years ago at 2 AM. The same reasons they're a multi-BILLION dollar company. Don't betray these people. The same ones who PAID to go to a convention. You don't use this for a Q&A panel where you put some innocent devs up to get roasted... Diablo Immortal was worth a 15-second tweet reveal at best. It really should have never been announced because F2P is immoral. A logo would have been better than ALL the hyping they did for that POS Diablo Immortal. That said, I'm hyping up Lost Ark instead. It looks much better and forreal I just hope it gets localized at this point: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Lost Ark is the best thing that i have ever seen in a while. What is this? Im so hyped! The trailer just keeps going and adding more an more. Wow! Path of exile also looks good.
Korean game my man. I'm thinking it's going to be localized because they have US subs on the trailer options and also say "For All RPG Fans" in English at the end of the trailer!
Lost Ark looks great, first time I've heard of it. Keeping an eye on this. F*ck blizzard and diablo mobile.
Now, I really understand why bethesda slapped a The Elder Scrolls VI on a picture and called it an announcement (although I don't think bethesda community would be so angry like this).
I remember that time when people waited twelve years for Diablo 3 and then it didn't even work at launch. I'd also argue 2 was better. I don't know why people are surprised lol. Oh, and twelve years between Starcraft and Starcraft 2. Let's see, Warcraft 3 came out 16 years ago, and there are no plans for a fourth. Remaster, oh wow. WoW launched 14 years ago, no sequel lol. Blizzard has some of the longest wait times between titles in the industry. Diablo 4 probably won't be around for years to come. Overwatch is their cash cow right now, with tons of merch and advertising from OWL. Most of their resources probably getting poured into that franchise. There aren't going to be any more new Blizzard games without a way to continually make money. This is going to be more and more true for every large publisher in the industry.
I also forgot to mention, that Diablo 3 was also mired in fan outrage before launch, due to it being online only on PC, not working at all, and having paid auction houses. It's considered one of the worst PC launches of all time. You guys act like Blizzard just shat on Diablo and its fans now, completely forgetting the last entry.
How could you possibly trust them with a Diablo 4 though?
I didn't say I did lol. Better of playing Path of Exile. It's free, and Diablo 2 devs work on it.
That's the equivalent of waving the white flag. Congrats, Blizzard, you have messed up worse than Activision, EA, or Ubisoft could do.
They are part of Activision... Kinda explains a few things.
we all know activision is behind this, they aren't the only big rpg developer that went downhill after being bought by by a big name, bioware is another
I think D:I is fine since it is a separate team making it, but they really should have waited to announce it WITH D4, the announcement would be easier to take then.
It seems like this was the right time to announce Immortal but they thought their biggest fans would want a mobile game. I mean WTF are they smoking over there?
The irony of the backlash is that it'll probably help the game sell because it's generating publicity. There's obviously a market for it or they wouldn't have made it in the first place.
Hah good point. Diablo's fan base is already massive enough to support new entries.
It is and mobile games don't usually get anywhere close to this level of media attention. I'm not really defending Blizzard because I get the criticism but I think despite people's desire for this game to flop it might actually be really successful.
I doubt it.
I think the best thing about Diablo Immortal is all the memes and funny backlashes
Like, hiding behind Diablo III avatar will help imortal blunder. Haaaaaaaaaa
This whole episode is damn funny
Pathetic on gamers parts. Childish. Yall really crying about an EXTRA game, that is optional. A diablo on your phone, if you want it. A bridge between 3 and 4. As if they couldnt be working on both games. And yall want gamers to be taken serious? Yall want developers to take chances and differ from the norm.. good luck with that. Welcome to Call of Duty 332.
Found you Blizzard PR.
No, Blizzard’s stupidity in not knowing it’s audience.
I don't think wanting a proper sequel to a popular franchise is childish.
D2 came out in 2000, D3 came out in 2012. I really don't get where you Weebs thought Diablo 4 was going to magically come from, if D4 releases in 2022 that's still 10 years faster than D3. I will tell you what's childish, acting like petulant spoiled children who didn't get EXACTLY what they wanted, it's the definition of childish. Oh game developer "A" didn't announce the game I wanted, I guess I had better have a tantrum on the internet because I'm totally an adult. Oh and by the way the fallout of this has all but confirmed that D4 IS in development, so maybe just stop talking?
Dude, I'm not even a fan of this series and I literally see they were wrong for what they did. They should have given some indication a new installment was coming along with the mobile game. There wouldn't have been so much backlash if they did that.
It's actually between 2 and 3 guy.
It doesn't really matter, guy.
No Way - If you're going to try and make a point at least get your facts straight. That does matter.
Another one who doesn't understand why people are upset. Crawl back under your rock, casual.
Waaaaaa I wanted a PC DIablo, Waaaaaaaaa!!!! I know D4 is inevitably coming but WAAAAAAAA I'm a hardcore gamer, you can tell by all the crying I do! Also despite all the crying I'm super edgy, I'm a super edgy teen on the internet. You people are pathetic, guess what I'm going to do. Not play DIablo Immortal, I'll wait and play Diablo 4 whenever it comes out. If you hadn't noticed between all the great games released this year GoW, RDR2, Spider Man, Forza Horizon 4 (Thats the tiniest sampling), and re releases of Titan Quest, Wolcen being in Early Access, Path of Exile and Torchlight 2 are all there to sate your desire to mindlessly click on crap. If I have missed the mark and your reason for your ire towards Blizzard is that Blizzcon is a "PC" event, and they announced a mobile game. Then there is truly no hope for you, you're rationalizing people being angry over semantics. I've been a person who games on PC for years, my Steam account is 14 years old and guess what acting the way some people have over this announcement is the definition of childish. "Gamers" have proven REPEATEDLY that they're not worth interacting with, look at your own post instead of trying to explain why people are upset you label NoWay there as casual. Do you really think you're a person any reasonable human should discuss the situation with? Probably not. Crawl back under your rock, neckbeard.
And yet still, this towering bottle of whine misses the mark. The only person crying here is you. Listen up, you might learn something, or possibly shed one of those extra chromosomes you seem to be carrying around. Blizzcon is for their most die hard (PC) fans. People paid 100s of dollars, thousands even, to be there, all while Blizzard teased the release of a new Diablo game. They floated huge marketing behind it and made a big presentation of it, so much so that they capped off their big annual press conference with it, expecting these people to be jumping out of their chairs in ecstasy over a reskinned Chinese mobile game. All eyes were on Blizzard to throw their fans a bone, who have been waiting patiently for years for either D4 or a real, hardcore Diablo MMO. And they threw out this outsourced cash grab. Now if you'd paid that kind of money to be there, when all preceding conferences had something worth coming to see to cap off the show, how would you feel? This is a company that has literally cancelled much anticipated games because they failed to live up to their quality expectations, and now they're farming out one of the most beloved IPs in all of gaming to turn a quick buck on mobiles? And they want you to be the most excited of all about it, like it's their bold new flagship title? For the record, I don't care about them releasing a Diablo mobile game. I'm not even that big a Blizzard fan. But this was a Twitter trailer at best. And an insult to those who've stuck by them loyally for decades at worst. And if you still can't understand any of that, then I don't see why you bother coming here. We're enthusiasts here. We care. If you don't? Fuck off. And really, neckbeard? You're leaving diatribes and essays on a gaming enthusiast site because you read a Kotaku article and feel galvanized. Grow up. I'm far from the neck beard stereotype, but I feel like nuance and understanding are difficult concepts for you, given your previous word vomit.
Casual? Hahah. I understand, I'm just not an entitled crybaby who is going to throw a tantrum for not getting the game I wanted. Crawl back into your crib, child.
Going mobile isn’t taking chances. GTFOH with that nonsense
Obviously you lack the understanding of the statement. It obviously is them taking a chance - when all you are literally crying in your room, because it's not Diablo 4 on the PC. It's obviously a chance, as they haven't released a "Diablo" on mobile.
The idea that you people think that Blizzard is banking everything on a mobile game is childish. Again, it's NOT like they couldn't have just had a small team work on this. It's NOT like they don't have a larger team working on Diablo 4. You would have reason if they came out and said "We have decided to not make a Diablo 4." Has that happened? No. So, take what you can get until what you want comes. It's really not a hard concept to be throwing such a huge fit.
Thats why I hate westren companies. Look at Square Enix although they had really rough times with fans and market but they never dared to put Mobious, FF BE, FF Dissidia Opera, Star Ocean A or even FFXV Pocket Edition as main lineup they always do these mobiles games as side annoucment. When companies like Konami took westren companies as role model they flopped instantly. Capcom was almost there last gen by being anti consumer company by releasing unwanted reboot of DMC , heavy action RE and silly releases of MH. Hope these comoanies fails so hard until they serve fans probably.
I would have announced D4 with the mobile piece being a free hold over. Literally nothing bad would have happened.
I have a phone!
You wont believe this but I have 2 phones!
I don't believe you.
No, do YOU really have a phone?
There's nothing wrong with having a Diablo mobile game, but they messed up the communication. Should not have been part of blizzcon, or alternatively only following a Diablo 4 announcement.
Their Diabolical plans are mobile, no more...
do you think they've made the change using their phones?
Gamers here are so are whiny, you would have also complained if they didn’t announce anything. I am looking forward to Diablo Immortal on mobile. The guys at the con seemed like entitles so and sos, give the guys on stage a break.... Jeez The FANS are adults, time they started acting like adults.
What makes blizzcon a place exclusively for PC gamers? I read these comments and shake my head. Blizzard is a game company that releases games for consoles and pc. Now mobile too. Lmao.
Nothing about it makes it a PC event, it's an excuse to rationalize having a complete meltdown over what is essentially nothing.
Sadly adults are acting like children, throwing their toys out of the push chair because they didn’t get something they want..... it’s ludicrous
People just need to understand that times and practices have changed. Mobile is a cash cow, and they know it. The simple days of getting quality games has changed. It has moved on from getting a fully released product that developers have a passion for, to what they can sell in dlc and cosmetics. I know many will disagree but, being an old school gamer, I will never believe that mobile gamers are true gamers, it's a cheap way to cash in on casuals that believe they are gaming. Touching a screen will never be gaming to me. Just my opinion, dont hate lol. Edit: obviously not the case for every developer, but more or less ,its the cheaper road to cashing in.
The Backdownening continues.
I'll continue playing Path of Exile until Blizzard sorts their shit out
These gaming corporations are completely disconnected from the gamers!!!!