What do you want to know
- Diablo 4 is the next installment in Blizzard’s legendary action RPG series.
- A rumor over the summer suggested that Diablo 4 could be revealed at The Game Awards in December, and now we have tentative corroboration.
- Reported on the XboxEra Podcast and corroborated by our own sources, it looks like Diablo 4 could be aiming for an April 2023 launch window.
- The game is set to go up for pre-order during The Game Awards 2022 if the rumors are correct, alongside various digital editions and a premium collector’s edition with some rather feisty goodies.
Diablo 4 (also known as Diablo IV) is already officially scheduled for 2023, but now we may have narrowed it down to a specific month.
Diablo 4 is the latest installment in Blizzard’s legendary action RPG franchise. In the gothic world of Sanctuary, players are caught in the crossfire between the forces of heaven and hell, whose eternal war threatens the world of the living. Diablo 4 promises to return to the franchise’s dark, hardcore roots, taking feedback from Diablo 3’s oft-criticized “cartoony” appearance. Diablo 4 looks bloody as hell (and damn awesome, too) , and it might launch a bit sooner than some might have anticipated.
As discussed on today’s XboxEra Podcast, the team has revealed the possibility of Diablo 4 launching in April 2023. We can also tentatively corroborate the April 2023 launch window via our own proven sources, as well as d ‘other details.
Rumors emerged over the summer that Diablo 4 would be announced at The Game Awards, originally leaked via the /r/classicwow subreddit. We’ve seen additional evidence that seems to confirm this rumour, as well as various beta windows.
According to XboxEra and our sources, Blizzard is planning a major marketing blitz for Diablo 4, starting with The Game Awards 2022, where the game’s April launch window is expected to be revealed. Additionally, pre-orders are also expected to open during the show, including various digital editions and a premium physical collector’s edition with various goodies for die-hard fans. If our information is correct, one of the benefits of pre-ordering will be access to the Diablo 4 open beta in February 2023.
While there’s probably little doubt about it, we can confirm that Blizzard is planning a season-based live service for Diablo 4, backed by microtransactions (MTX) as the company has already mentioned on its blog. official. According to our information, season 1 is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter, despite the game launching in April.
Microsoft is currently in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. Microsoft has previously said it aims to close the deal by summer 2023, meaning there’s a sizable chance Diablo 4 could hit Xbox Game Pass by the time Diablo 4’s first season hits. will be launched towards the end of the summer. Diablo 4 could be a silver bullet for the growth of Xbox Cloud Gaming and PC Game Pass, given the phone-enabled fixed camera isometric perspective and Diablo’s PC heritage.
Blizzard has been on an upward trend lately, after a tumultuous few years. Overwatch 2 is in full swing, and World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is expected to launch in the coming weeks. Diablo Immortal has also generated insane revenue, despite criticism over its monetization. Like I teased Over the summer, Hearthstone also just announced its next expansion, which includes a new Death Knight class.
As always, plans can change and change, so you should still take rumors like this with a pinch of salt. But we’re pretty confident about this one. You should definitely keep an eye on this year’s Game Awards 2022 show to see if it’s all true on December 8th.
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