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Blizzard Is Working on Mobile Titles Across Multiple Franchises

Blizzard Is Working on Mobile Titles Across Multiple Franchises

In the wake of the Diablo: Immortal announcement it turns out there actually plans to bring all Blizzard franchises mobile devices in the works. 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.

Blizzard Interactive is working on mobile titles across all of its intellectual properties, according to executive producer Allen Adham.

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.

"We like to hear the things that the fans articulate as to what they want to hear next, and what we can do better, frankly". Blizzard could have shown a blank screen with "DIABLO 4" spelled out in Comic Sans and said "we have no idea how long this will take to make" during the BlizzCon opening ceremony and it would likely have let people swallow the Immortal pill much easier.

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Adham went onto say that Blizzard has "more new products in development today" than it's ever had in its history, so hopefully that means that there's plenty of room for traditional PC games on the company's development schedule.

Brack said mobile is a "very significant opportunity" for Diablo as it relates to the game's reach and presumably its revenue potential. The magnitude of the Diablo Immortal reveal's negativity has escalated much bigger than necessary, but even though that's the case, the response from Blizzard needs to be elevated, too. It's literally gutting the game to shape it around the mobile monetization model.

At BlizzCon 2018, many were expecting to learn the first details about Diablo 4, and then they were given a mobile game. It's no surprise Blizzard finally going into the fray with mobile given the success of games like PUBG and Fortnite on mobile and of course their on Hearthstone. "I think it's clear there's a lot of players who are eager for more Diablo PC and console content".


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