Diablo Immortal screenshot of the Barbarian hero

[Update #2]: Diablo Immortal has now entered Open Beta, though sadly it's a bit of a mess.

[Update]: After years of silence, Diablo Immortal is heading into open beta for PC and mobile in July 2022.

A little while ago Blizzard announced that they are working on multiple Diablo projects and that they are excited to see what we think about them. Given that the big reveal was supposed to happen at Blizzcon 2018, many fans assumed that we would be getting an announcement for a brand new Diablo game, perhaps even Diablo 4! After all, such a reveal would only make sense given how Diablo 3 has mostly been put on ice.

Well, as it turns out, the fans were at least partially correct. Blizzard did indeed announce a brand new Diablo game during this year's Blizzcon, but instead of it being Diablo 4 or some other followup to Diablo 3, the big reveal was for a mobile-only game by the name of Diablo Immortal. The immediate reception, as you might imagine given how Command and Conquer: Rivals fared, was deafening silence followed by a couple of minutes of complete and utter confusion by the convention-goers.

If you're now curious about what exactly Diablo Immortal is and whether the community reaction is even justified, allow me to share with you two of the recently posted trailers. The first one is a rather badass cinematic short, while the second one shows off the actual gameplay from Diablo Immortal. Have a gander:

Personally, I won't pretend I'm even remotely interested in Diablo Immortal, but I also don't feel the need to simply join the bandwagon and start hating on it before anyone even had a chance to play it. Who knows, it might just end up being a pretty good mobile game, and we sure could use more of those. Whether that actually ends up being true or not, I suppose we'll find out in the near future as Diablo Immortal is set to arrive "soon" to iPhone, iPad and Android.

You can learn more about Diablo Immortal, as well as sign up for the upcoming beta, by heading over to the official website. And to end all of this on a more positive note, it's also worth mentioning that Blizzard has teamed up with Netflix to release a Diablo animated series with some pretty darn good talent behind it!

Diablo Immortal screenshot of the Necromancer hero