Diablo Immortal Controversy: Blizzard's New President Responds

Blizzard to Make Mobile Games for All of its IPs

They also took some time to talk about an upcoming game in the Diablo franchise, but it wasn't quite what most fans were expecting. Diablo Immortal is announced to the world as a fully-fledged Diablo experience on mobile platforms, the saliva turned to ash in the audiences' mouths and a rain of boos echoed across the venue.

The dragged-on overwhelming negativity from the Diablo community hasn't been helped by Blizzard's actions, for what it's worth, as the reaction to no support for the PC being, "What, do you guys not have phones, " was especially bad. It seems simple, but Blizzard likely could have diminished a lot of that anger by padding Immortal's announcement out with the confirmation that a more traditional Diablo game was on the way, similar to how Bethesda, Microsoft, and Nintendo introduced their mobile titles.

According to Bloomberg, Activision Blizzard's shares dropped 7.2 percent yesterday as a result of the Diablo Immortal backlash. Mobile can compete for a hardcore gamer's attention.

Blizzard reportedly filmed a video in which co-founder Allen Adham confirmed the next big Diablo game, though whether or not it was meant to be shown at BlizzCon is unconfirmed.

But, if you're among the upset fans, don't worry because Blizzard highlighted the fact that more Diablo surprises are on their way and not all of them are going to be for mobile.

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Some fans are anxious about the statement claiming that "many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles" may take away from PC and console titles.

The problem here isn't even really that it's a mobile game, it's the improper context Immortal came with.

Pete Stiwel, in charge of the division Blizzard's Classic Cams has announced that the game will be available at the end of the next year, i.e. 31 December 2019.

Newzoo Global Games Market report for 2018, states that Mobile will make $70.3 billion. "With their incredible passion for Diablo and proven mobile expertise, the development team has spawned an ultra-responsive and breathtakingly handsome mobile game, and we can't wait for players to get their hands on it".

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