At the Xbox Showcase, Blizzard announced that Overwatch 2 will be released free-to-play this October, and if that’s not enough Diablo IV is launching in 2023 with signs up for the beta launching last week.
What great news! Two of Blizzard’s most popular IPs coming out soon after years of delay. Well, at least it would be if it wasn’t for the fact that these were announced in the very same week that the much controversial “out of season April Fools Joke” Diablo Immortal became the lowest user-rated game on Metacritic, currently sitting at a measly 0.5 of out 10.
Now I usually don’t pay attention to the easily manipulated user-related scores, but then you realize Diablo Immortal asks you to spend an estimated $110,000 or ten years to get enough in-game currency to fully max out your character. Netizens have been accusing it of being everything gamers were afraid it was going to be when it was first poorly announced at Blizzcon 2018: a money-grubbing mobile whaling boat.
But it’s ok because we have Diablo IV, and even just yesterday Blizzard promised that it won’t have the same monetization scheme that Immortal does. Isn’t that nice of them? If you’d like to know more about Blizzard and its use of Diablo and Overwatch, subscribe to our newsletter. You can read it for free by putting your email address in the box below:
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