In 2017, Blizzard did a really big Gamescom reveal, with Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft all seeing fairly large announcements, as well as Overwatch dropping the Mei short video for folks.
It's no secret that Diablo Immortal didn't get an enthused reception from the crowd at BlizzCon last year -- while you'd think that more Diablo is always a good thing, players have a lot of negative opinions about mobile games.
We've asked the question before, a bit more obliquely, but now it's time to be direct: When is Diablo Immortal coming out?
I think about this one a lot.
In addition to having revenues that would make Croesus of Lydia weep, NetEase has something else -- a completed Diablo mobile game all ready to go.
Diablo Immortal and the rumored Pokemon Go-style Warcraft game were not Blizzard's first attempts at taking their biggest series to mobile platforms.
Earlier today Kotaku published a lengthy post breaking down everything from Diablo 4 to Pokemon Go for World of Warcraft -- from interviews from 16 Blizzard employees wishing to remain anonymous.
Despite them -- ahem -- "muted" reactions to Diablo Immortal, Blizzard expanding more into the mobile market is, undoubtedly, a smart business decision.
If you played Diablo 2 and its expansion, Lord of Destruction, then you saw the end of the established world order with the destruction of the Worldstone.
I'll be up front and admit I am not likely going to play Diablo Immortal.