It takes the action role-playing franchise to smaller displays for the very first time. Diablo Immortal is being developed by Blizzard in cooperation with NetEase, the studio behind PUBG clone Rules of Survival. Concerning series lore, it happens between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. While Diablo Immortal is the series’ mobile introduction, Principal Design Chief Wyatt Cheng verified during a demonstration for the game it will not be coming to PC anytime soon.
Nevertheless, it is unlikely that the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will get the match . Traditionally, NetEase has remained away from PC and console growth. No Diablo Immortal launch date has been revealed just yet, though Blizzard claims it’d be coming’soon’ with an upcoming beta test on the way.
Gameplay for Diablo Immortal seems recognizable to Arena of Valor by Means of virtual buttons. Concerning visuals it looks on par if not better than Diablo 3. There is no Diablo Immortal price yet though given NetEase’s experience in free-to-play games, we won’t be surprised to see Diablo Immortal be a free-to-play game with micro-transactions.
Interestingly, it seems that Diablo Immortal focusses on player selection and touts drop-in, drop-out gameplay. Familiar classes such as the monk, demon hunter, and necromancer exist in the game’s trailer. Diablo’s mobile advent comes as no surprise considering the Nintendo Switch is in a position to run Diablo 3 just fine, and it had been something we theorized at length during our most recent installment of Transition – Gadgets 360’s gambling and pop culture podcast.