Diablo Immortal is getting a PC version, open beta begins in June 2022
The game was first announced at BlizzCon 2018.
What you need to know
- Diablo Immortal is a mobile take on the action-RPG franchise, first revealed at BlizzCon 2018.
- Blizzard Entertainment shared on Monday that Diablo Immortal now has a release date of June 2, 2022.
- Blizzard also revealed that a PC version of the game is in development, with an open beta coming at the same time as the general launch on mobile devices.
Blizzard Entertainment's newest take on the Diablo formula is coming to mobile devices later in the year, but those aren't the only platformers where it'll be available.
Blizzard Entertainment shared on Monday that Diablo Immortal is getting a PC version, with an open beta coming at the same time the game is released for mobile platforms on June 2, 2022. You can watch the full presentation below:
Diablo Immortal will support full cross-play and full cross-progression, so anyone on mobile can play with their friends on PC, while someone on PC can keep on playing across their phone or tablet with no issues. Blizzard Entertainment also confirmed that over 30 million players have pre-registered to play Diablo Immortal so far.
Looking to the future, Blizzard is still working on the next mainline game in the series, Diablo 4, which was announced at BlizzCon 2019. The game is still ways out, having been delayed well out of 2022 due to factors such as some employees being fired or leaving as a result of the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard.
Additionally, Microsoft is working to acquire Activision Blizzard for almost $69 billion, a deal that would add the publisher alongside Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks in the Xbox first-party division. The deal is currently slated to be complete sometime in Microsoft's fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.
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Fake news. Diablo Immortal has been in the play store for like 3 years with as Coming Soon with no movement whatsoever.
If the release is plagued with "Cannot connect to login server" with the excuse of, "We didn't anticipate this much demand" then...well. I won't do anything except sigh out my nose because I sure as **** hate it when history repeats itself.
I must have been lucky because I never had server issues when I was playing.
Diablo 3.5 Lite Go? I don't think it will be a quality game.