Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said the reaction to Diablo Immortal was 'interesting'. He then added it will be excellent upon release, as Blizzard will make sure it respects the very high-quality standards requested by the community.
Curious how this will pan out
Gameloft does just fine with their Dungeon Hunter series on mobile, so I'm sure Diablo will play better than that.
How many games a year does Gameloft release? How many games a year does Blizzard release? Even if it is better than Dungeon Hunter, it doesn't matter to me because I don't game on a phone. I can't stand touch screen only controls. Any of the controller add-ons made for phones become cumbersome. But, I guess to all of you Dungeon Hunter fans out there, have fun!
"I think that it’s clear that there are a lot of players who are eager for more Diablo PC and console content. I think that came through loud and clear from BlizzCon" Translation: Wow, we got our s*** rocked.
Realising they aren't such hot shit they actually think they are
Yes, "interesting"...that 's the word for it.
Well here is something more "interesting" for everyone: https://www.marketwatch.com... Currently down 12.62% now K E K
right, but this has very little to do with the response to diablo immortal many investors in the gaming industry (like my grandfather, who asks me about this shit all the time lmao) realize that very few fans of blizzard IP will actually stop playing games they love today because blizzard has decided to release a mobile game tomorrow; that being said, its more of a loss of opportunity profit, which is still a loss who knows tho, immortal could do very well fiscally regardless of what core gamers think, remember mobile games dont target the core gaming demographs they target casuals, who may very well still love this game when it comes out, play and pay a lot for it this drop in share price is almost solely due to the missed earnings as the article states
Another multiplatform company succumbing to greed. Another win for Sony :)
What does Sony have to do with this?...
What the hell does this have to do with Sony?!
First, what does Sony have to do with of this? Secondly, your second word "multiplatform" tells you their purpose of this company is to support multi-platforms. They support PC and console. The phone is a fast-growing extension and part of the multiplatform world experience. This is not succumbing to greed but doing exactly what the company should be doing as you clearly admit it is a multiplatform company. Or is it only multiplatform for the platforms you agree with? Do I think they handled the announcement of this game incorrectly? Definitely! But it is a good move for the company none the less. It is an audience of 2 billion phone users to sell to. And beyond all the drama going on now about Diablo Immortal, there will be a D4 at some point. Perhaps when it does arrive (2020?) Blizzard should just follow your advice to avoid that crash grab and release D4 only on the PC like Diablo was originally done and avoid that console cash grab that came later. /s
They are just going to keep coming out with stupid PR crap making out they aren't phased by it but deep down they are
It's not about quality. The fact that they're partnering with NetEase basically means it's going to nickel and dime your progression.
It will be interesting indeed when no one plays this.
What a waste of resources
What resources? It's not even being developed by Blizzard xD Chinese mobile devs.
The gaming media has mostly painted the reaction from the community as "entitled", and at the same time totally missed the reason they reacted the way they did. It wasn't just about "oh it's a mobile game", and any journalist saying that are completely out of touch with gaming and gamers on the whole. I'm not a PC gamer, and I understand fully well why Blizzcon attendees reacted the way they did. I do not feel entitled to anything, but at the same time I am a consumer, and I do have a voice.
I still don't know how any "consumer" can be labeled "entitled." When you pay money for goods or services you have the right to have expectations. If anything Blizzard is acting "entitled" by revealing a cheap cell phone game made by some D list Chinese developers at their large conference. Actual "entitlement" would be getting food stamps from the government and then complaining that you cannot use them to purchase alcohol. Gaming journalists are dumb as door knobs and just try to curry favor with devs for perks
Hardcore Diablo fans give no f's about playing this on android. Its a huge slap to the face to the fans of these games...
You know a company is in back pedal mode when every day they comment on a project that hasn't been well received...DICE did the same thing after the BFV reveal.
"We thought we could make you want a mobile game and it didn't happen, which was interesting."
Blizzard’s next announcement better be about a proper game. Not mobile, not a DLC, not about the other mobile games “their best developers are working on”, & no more PR damage control statements, but a proper Blizzard game. What do you call someone who wants their beloved game developers to do what they do best & do it the way it originally brought them respect? Because it sure as hell is not entitled!
I wouldn't bet on it; Their track record so far is about 12 years between titles lol.
What that translates to me is no microtransactions or ads and it will instead release for PC/Console as a complete gaming experience, but we all know that it's probably not true.
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