Diablo Immortal Controversy: Blizzard's New President Responds

Joanna Estrada
November 12, 2018

Brack said mobile is a "very significant opportunity" for Diablo as it relates to the game's reach and presumably its revenue potential. "In some cases it might be - like we've shown with Diablo Immortal - a similar game type but different and unlinked from the core game franchise".

"I think Blizzard's focus is always going to be on delivering quality game play first". Many of them are being developed internally only, and we'll have information to share on those in the future. That came through loud and clear from BlizzCon. Many anecdotal posts from BlizzCon seem to contradict this, with pictures showing empty lines to play the demo and those who played it noting that the game feels like a watered-down version of their favorite franchise. "In the early days it was Amigas and Commodore 64s, and then the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis".

Of course, just because Blizzard is making mobile games doesn't mean they're done creating games for consoles and desktops.

During the on-going flurry of controversy surrounding Diablo Immortal, Blizzard Entertainment continues to ensure fans that Diablo Immortal is going to be an exciting, fully-fledged adventure.

GameSpot went hands-on with Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon, and editor Alessandro Fillari was surprisingly impressed by the game in this early stage. "For our diehard PC fans, we will say though, we still have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects".

"Diablo Immortal" looks very good on mobile.

Not only that, but more and more people are playing games on their phones.

Now, Blizzard's new president J. Allen Brack (who replaced Mike Morhaime) has responded to the drama.

Of course, this still isn't an official announcement unveiling the anticipated titles in the works, meaning Adham could be referring to Diablo 4, a Diablo 2 remake or something entirely different when addressing PC fans. Not only that, but Brack said Blizzard has plans to support the game for a while after launch.

Adham name dropped World of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton and Heroes of the Storm/StarCraft game director Dustin Browder as a couple of folks working on new projects for Blizzard right now.

"I will also say that we have more new products in development at Blizzard now than we have ever had in our history, and our future is bright", Allen Adham concluded. "But great stuff's coming".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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