Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed

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by Knoyleo » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:02 am

From Blizzcon, the new mobile only Diablo game.

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It didn't seem like the announcement went down well with fans at the event, though.





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Despite the reaction at Blizzcon, this is almost a guaranteed money maker for Blizzard, I'll probably even try it myself if it's not too pay 2 win. But it's safe to say that the hardcore Diablo crowd probably aren't their actual target audience for this. It must really sting for series fans to see quality of life improvements they've been asking for previously, come to a new platform and be told there are absolutely no plans to bring this over to PC, though.

It seems odd that they'd announce it this way, but I guess Blizzcon is their big event to do all announcements at once. Maybe the bad reaction will get buried under the other news.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by OrangeRKN » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:45 am

I feel bad for thos devs, fans being all entitled.

Probably should have predicted that reaction though

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by jawafour » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:04 am

Mobile (phone / tablet) gaming is in an odd place. Most "keen gamers" associate it with "rip off"... which is perhaps harsh but probably true in many cases. The major publishers have caused this reaction through their approach and that image is gonna be hard to change.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by more heat than light » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:08 am

It would be nice to see a mobile game actually succeed without the pay to win mechanics that have become synonymous with the platform. But this is Acti-Blizzard, so I'm not holding my breath.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:14 am

- Manbabies gonna Manbaby
- Blizzard should have known better than to announce this at Blizzcon

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Rog » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:16 am

Well that's me poor. I'm not going to be able to resist this.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Mafro » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:12 pm

The sense of entitlement form those booing banana splits and that guy asking the question :lol:

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Ironhide » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:54 pm

How hard can it be to just make Diablo IV using a slightly tweaked Diablo 3 engine?

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:59 pm

Ironhide wrote:How hard can it be to just make Diablo IV using a slightly tweaked Diablo 3 engine?


I mean, do you think it's not coming at some point?

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by Trelliz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:23 pm

I'll give this a try out of curiosity on Nox (android emulator), but I'm expecting microtransactions everywhere - have they even announced their monetisation model?

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:34 pm

I wonder if Qikz was at that announcement?

Would be interesting to see what he thought if he was.

But yeah, utter banana splits booing and asking the questions.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Ironhide » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:27 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Ironhide wrote:How hard can it be to just make Diablo IV using a slightly tweaked Diablo 3 engine?


I mean, do you think it's not coming at some point?


Of course it's coming but hopefully not at the pace that D3 took between announcement and actual release.

Using the D3 engine would simply allow them to focus on the more important aspects such as balancing issues, net code optimisation and bug fixing that take the most time to perfect.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Moggy » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:00 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I wonder if Qikz was at that announcement?


He was, he was so livid he tried storming the stage and got taken away by the FBI.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Pedz » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:16 pm

Is what people there did any different to the uproar here when EA announced C&C for mobile, or is it different because we are above those mega nerds or because EA arem't liked as much as Blizzard?

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Sandy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 am

I hate mobile phone gaming because I want a joystick and buttons. If they make it so it can take controller input then I'll give it a go.

This must be the corporate side seeing Diablo making gooseberry fool tonnes of money and seeing mobile making gooseberry fool tonnes of money and then forcing the devs to merge the two. There's no way Blizzard devs are this unaware of who and what their core userbase are.

Wouldn't be surprised if we see this on Switch in the future.

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by Floex » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:24 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:I wonder if Qikz was at that announcement?

Would be interesting to see what he thought if he was.

But yeah, utter banana splits booing and asking the questions.


banana splits for booing, how?

Completely tone deaf of Blizzard to announce it at the event.

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by OrangeRKN » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:47 am

Floex wrote:banana splits for booing, how?


Imagine working months and months on a new game only to get booed live on stage when you announce it

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Saint of Killers » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:36 am

Brerlappin wrote:
Floex wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:I wonder if Qikz was at that announcement?

Would be interesting to see what he thought if he was.

But yeah, utter banana splits booing and asking the questions.


banana splits for booing, how?

Completely tone deaf of Blizzard to announce it at the event.


Agreed. You invite thousands of your most hardcore fans to a conference, and announce a F2P mobile game? You're lucky all they did was boo


And there have been rumours of a new Diablo doing the rounds for *ages* which no doubt got everyone in a frenzy. (There have also been various things going up on their store, etc which haven't helped.) Blizzard should have made a statement which explicitly told everyone that Diablo 4 would not be announced. This is where they could have done that: https://us.diablo3.com/en/blog/22549433 ... 10-17-2018 Something along the lines of There will be no Diablo 4 news at BlizzCon '18, but we have multiple teams working on Diablo and we may share something a bit different at BC18. But because of their bullshit Diablo 3 Switch teases and denials no one would have believed them anyway. I don't think Blizz should have been booed but they sure as strawberry float helped make that mess and deserve criticism for it.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by rinks » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:52 am

I hope Diablo Immortal goes on to have Fortnite levels of success, so Blizzard put all their resources into it and never make Diablo 4. And scrap BlizzCon.

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PostRe: Diablo Immortal (mobile) announced, devs booed
by Knoyleo » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:20 am

rinks wrote:I hope Diablo Immortal goes on to have Fortnite levels of success, so Blizzard put all their resources into it and never make Diablo 4. And scrap BlizzCon.

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