Reports have claimed that Diablo 4 was removed from the Blizzcon schedule at the last minute, as fan anger continues. The company was expecting fans to react passionately, one of its co-founders told Kotaku in an interview today, but it wasn't prepared for the level of vitriol that ensued. It's been another big year of reveals, panels, and competitions, and while some announcements were met with more enthusiasm than others [more on that later] all-in-all the convention was another epic celebration of everything Blizzard has on offer.
But he refuted the claims by fans that Diablo Immortal is just a re-skin of another existing game. Comparatively, video-game rival Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s recent smash hit Red Dead Redemption 2 notched more 16 million views for its trailer since its release, while recording less than 10,000 dislikes. We want them to know this isn't instead of other things we're doing, and in fact we're doing a lot, and this is additive. Soon, folks, soon. In the meantime, check out the Diablo Immortal devs addressing the concerns that were brought up right after the announcement.
That said, Kotaku also initially reported that Blizzard had been planning to reveal Diablo 4 at BlizzCon but Blizzard denied this in an official statement.
Despite that, sources said, Blizzard was still looking to assure fans that Diablo 4 was in development, until those plans changed.
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If you haven't clicked the link yet: Rather than the site directing you to any official/fan-made Diablo site, it sends users straight to its gaming equivalent, Path of Exile.
The event took place across the entire weekend but the highlight is Friday evening when they announced its plans for the games in its stable.
It is not known precisely when Diablo Immortal would come out since Blizzard did not announce an exact release date during BlizzCon. As a result, many Diablo fans were expecting something meatier than a mobile game from BlizzCon, the ultimate gathering of diehard and overwhelmingly PC-focused Blizzard fans. On Monday, when the New York Stock Exchange opened for the first time this week, shares of Activision Blizzard dropped significantly.