Do you have a PC?
After all that, and making a big deal about Diablo Immortal being a mobile-first game, several years after the on-stage fiasco, Blizzard is confirming that the game is coming to PC. The mobile edition is actually arriving on June 2, but in the near future (also on June 2), the PC version will be going into “open beta.” Blizzard says that Diablo Immortal PC open beta progress will be “maintained” into the full version. So either way, with cross-progression, you’re covered no matter when you start. The publisher re-iterates that there are “30 million pre-registered players” worldwide that comprise the player base.
While the jury is out on Diablo Immortal‘s quality as a whole, and how it properly utilizes microtransactions: this is good news for the game as a whole. The “mobile-only” portion of the announcement clearly went over poorly with fans, and if Blizzard can steward the PC version properly, and mold it into something even remotely resembling Path of Exile, they could have a little cottage industry for years to come. In fact, if done right, this could be the longest-supported Diablo game to date in terms of totally new content.
With Microsoft coming into the picture at some point, it only spells good things for long-term support. But again, the game’s quality will need to shine on its own: and we have just a little over a month to see it for ourselves.