Diablo 4 is still being worked on, but it looks like it will be a while before it comes out. Even so, we’re still looking for the best rumours and most up-to-date information about Blizzard’s upcoming action RPG.
The Diablo series is getting a bit of a second wind right now. Since it was first announced at BlizzCon 2019, work on Diablo 4 has reportedly been going on. This year, Diablo 2 Resurrected, a remaster of the classic PC game, came out. In June 2022, Diablo Immortal will come out. Diablo 4 is what we’re most excited about, and Blizzard gives us updates on its development every three months so we can learn more about it.
With the news that Microsoft has agreed to buy Activision Blizzard, the situation around its development has changed. It’s not clear what the purchase might mean for Diablo 4, especially since the game hasn’t come out yet. Blizzard has said that Diablo 4 will come out in 2023, but the company has not yet given an official release date.
Since BlizzCon 2022 was cancelled, we thought it would be shown at Summer Game Fest 2022. Even though that didn’t happen, this sequel is likely to come out in 2022 at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. We want to see more gameplay or, if we’re lucky, a firm release date.
Platforms for Diablo 4
Diablo 4 will come out in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and consoles from the last generation. Even though Blizzard’s parent company is now owned by Microsoft (which owns Xbox), the sequel will be available on more than one platform. There are no known time-limited deals that give Xbox exclusive rights to the game.
Now is the time to sign up for the Diablo 4 beta. We haven’t heard anything about when the beta version of the game will be out, but we expect it to be soon.
The Diablo 4 trailer shows movie scenes and game play.
What a shocking thing to find out! The cinematic trailer for Diablo 4 was as grim, dark, and gory as we’ve come to expect from a Diablo game. You should watch the trailer because it gives you an idea of how the movie will be.
You can see how the game is played for the first time in the gameplay trailer. It shows early gameplay, including a first look at the world, classes, and combat that we might see when the game comes out in 2023.
Lilith comes back as the main bad guy in
The Daughter of Hatred has been named as Diablo 4’s most dangerous big bad. Lilith, also known as the “Mother of Misery,” “Queen of the Succubi,” “Mother of Deceit,” and “Mistress of Betrayal,” is a very difficult demon who was last seen in Diablo 2’s “Pandemonium” event.
The reveal trailer says that Lilith has changed from an uber boss in Diablo 2 to one of the main bad guys in Diablo 4. This is by far the best look we’ve had at Lilith, with a fully animated story, backstory, and lore. The design is very different from what we saw in Diablo 2. This time, there are a lot less arms and legs (at least from what we can see).
Diablo 4 locations
Blizzard has said that there will be “five different regions and hundreds of dungeons” in the game. Art director Chris Ryder added that “weather and lighting play a more important visual role” than in previous Diablo 4 games, but that the team is going for “believability, not realism.”
Some of the places that were talked about were the Scosglen Coast, which has woods and werewolves, the Orbei Monastery in the Dry Steppes, and Kyovoshad, a harsh mediaeval town.
Blizzard is also developing in smart ways to make sure that players have dungeons to conquer.
“In order to support more than 150 dungeons, we’ve had to change the way we make environment art so that it can be used in more than just one dungeon,” says associate art director Brian Fletcher. Diablo 4 uses dynamic dungeon “tile-sets” that can be rearranged to make a wider range of environments. This means that as you grind your characters to infinity, Diablo 4 should feel less repetitive.