Blizzard Delays Diablo Immortal to 2022
Changes to PvE, PvP, and controller support to blame.
Blizzard has delayed Diablo Immortal, the mobile action RPG until "sometime" in the first half of 2022.
The company had planned to release the game sometime this year, but updates to PvP and endgame content, as well as a new option for controller support, mean Diablo Immortal won’t meet its previously communicated release window.
Following feedback provided by test participants of the Closed Alpha, our team has been tuning core and endgame features. For example, we’re iterating on PvP content like the Cycle of Strife to make it more accessible, alongside late-game PvE content like the Helliquary to make it more engaging. We’re also working to provide controller support for those who want to play our game in a different way. However, these changes and additional opportunities to improve our gameplay experience will not be realized in the 2021 timeframe we had previously communicated. So, the game is now planned for release in the first half of 2022, which will allow us to add substantial improvements to the whole game.
The "don't you have phones" jibe from Blizzcon isn't aging very well, or perhaps this is just to ensure that we do all, in fact, have phones.
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