It’s been years since the Devil visited the consoles and the public. From the release of Diablo 3 in 2012, word is spreading that it’s only a matter of time when the devil will return for Diablo 4. After years lurking in the dark, he is back and a tease just came out exciting the fans for the upcoming game as it seems not far away from its Alpha then Beta version.
A Blizzard developer took it to Reddit to reply to criticisms that are lurking online which throws rocks on how the updates on the game have recently been so small, Adam Fletcher, the community manager of Blizzard, teased that the game will give the players a lot of opportunities before the release date of the game. Fletcher did not reveal any date when this will be happening but surely, it would be during the testing phase of the game.
Fletcher said, "We typically have some system updates in various blogs but I also think we are getting to a point where words become harder to understand these items and thus it gets harder to gather valuable feedback based off what people are interpreting."
Fletcher added, “We will still have updates in these blogs and they will constantly evolve until release but it may be just better for people to experience and play them in testing to gather such feedback. There will be quite a bit of time to do that once we get into the testing phases. Looking forward to that for sure."
Diablo 4 is a role-playing game that will see Lilith, daughter of the Lord of Hatred, returning to the Sanctuary. Diablo 4 will also be more player-friendly with its open-world map and non-linear campaign wherein three of the five customizable classes have already been announced.
There is no release date yet for Diablo 4, only a confirmation that it will be coming soon. With no exact release date yet, this gives Blizzard the time to perfect the gameplay and work on the things they plan to improve for the game.
Considering that the pandemic took away precious time for almost everyone, it is not as realistic to hope for the release of Diablo 4 in 2021. It takes years to create a sequel of a game like Diablo and using the release of Diablo 3 as a reference, it took four years for the creators to launch the game after its announcement.
Diablo 4 is currently under development for PC, Xbox One and PS4. There is no confirmation yet whether there would be PS5 or Xbox Series X/S versions.