While Diablo fans are looking forward to the next major Diablo game in Diablo 4, some might have forgotten that the mobile platform is getting its own Diablo game in Diablo Immortal. Whle the game garnered a ton of dislikes on YouTube when it was first revealed, Activision says that they’ve continued to see a lot of “interest and anticipation” for the upcoming mobile RPG.
During yesterday’s quarterly financials earnings call, J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard, was asked for an update on the game.
Mike Ng (Goldman Sachs): Hey. Good afternoon. Thank you for the question. It was encouraging to hear that Diablo Immortal was entering into an expanded company play test in the coming weeks. Could you just give us an update on your expectations for the Diablo Immortal regional testing plan? Thank you.
J. Allen Brack: Thanks for the question. As we talked about earlier, we are planning for the game to enter, we’re calling expanded internal testing this quarter. And internal testing is an important step for us, not only from an operational perspective, but also because you have many of those employees who are deeply engaged. We have quite a few extra players within the Company. And one of the employees that we have represent many aspects of our global community. From the very beginning, it was important to us to ensure that this is an authentic Blizzard quality Diablo experience for the huge community of Diablo players around the world. And so, it’s our intention to meet the expectations of those players everywhere.
The type of experience that the Diablo players have loved for over 20 years is one that we think is appealing to everyone, and we think that we’re working here on a deep and engaging RPG on mobile. And so, there’s a great potential for players in all regions who really love the game. And so, we’re more than willing to spend the time on it to get it right. We’ve continued to see a lot of interest and anticipation from the Diablo community and the games come along really well. We’re eager to get it into the players’ hands.
Well, there you have it, folks! Hopefully, this means we’ll get an authentic Diablo experience on mobile if the statement is anything to go by.
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