Blizzard announced big news for Diablo Immortal today, as the mobile version of their popular Diablo series is being delayed to next year.
According to Blizzard, Diablo Immortal is being delayed for feedback reasons, as the team strives to address issues brought up during the game’s previous Technical Alpha tests.
However, in exchange for the delay, Blizzard has said that they would also be adding controller support to Diablo Immortal, meaning all phones and tablets would hopefully be able to play with Bluetooth controllers, instead of using add-ons like the Razer Kishi.
Here’s the statement about the delay, as well as the changes coming to Diablo Immortal:
Following feedback provided by test participants of the Closed Alpha, our team has been tuning core and endgame features. For example, we’re iterating on PvP content like the Cycle of Strife to make it more accessible, alongside late-game PvE content like the Helliquary to make it more engaging. We’re also working to provide controller support for those who want to play our game in a different way. However, these changes and additional opportunities to improve our gameplay experience will not be realized in the 2021 timeframe we had previously communicated. So, the game is now planned for release in the first half of 2022, which will allow us to add substantial improvements to the whole game.
While it never had a concrete release date, Diablo Immortal was slated to come out some time this year, following its two technical alphas.