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Blizzard finally gave Diablo Immortal a launch date. The mobile version of its action-RPG franchise will be released on June 2. But Blizzard surprised by revealing that Immortal is also coming to PC that same day, with cross-play and cross-progression.
Diablo Immortal, which Blizzard is creating in partnership with NetEase, was announced way back in 2018. At the time, many fans were upset to see the series — which many associate with PC — moving into the free-to-play mobile gaming sector. †
It was one of several incidents that started around this time that turned many fans against Blizzard, culminating in reports and investigations of sexual harassment and other issues in the workplace at the studio.
After that, Microsoft announced plans to buy Activision Blizzard.
While Immortal launches for PC in an open beta on June 2, all progress will be made when the beta ends. It should appear indistinguishable from an actual release. This PC version should give fans looking forward to Diablo IV, which is still a long way off, something to do while they wait.
This news also came on the same day that Activision Blizzard released its latest earnings, which suffered from Call of Duty: Vanguard’s weaker performance compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and a lack of new releases from Blizzard.
Players can choose from six classes in Immortal: Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, or Wizard. The game will have something of an MMO feel, with players sharing wide open spaces and being able to group or compete against each other.
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