Diablo 4, the upcoming action-RPG from Blizzard Entertainment, will reportedly launch in April 2023 with pre-orders going live in December. The timing of the pre-orders aligns with The Game Awards, which takes place on 8 December. It’s speculated that Diablo 4 will show up at Geoff Keighley’s awards show and make a big splash with a release date.
The report comes from Windows Central, claiming that a Diablo 4 release date is set for April 2023. Pre-orders will go live in December which will grant players access to a beta that will presumably take place in February 2023. A leaked internal Activision document, which correctly listed the release dates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0, cited The Game Awards as the beginning of Activision Blizzard’s big marketing push, so it would make sense for Diablo 4 to show up there.
Diablo 4 is the highly anticipated fourth entry in Blizzard’s long-running dark fantasy action-RPG franchise. The official website describes the game:
“The endless battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells rages on as chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary. With ceaseless demons to slaughter, countless Abilities to master, nightmarish Dungeons, and Legendary loot, this vast, open world brings the promise of adventure and devastation. Survive and conquer darkness – or succumb to the shadows.”
Blizzard previously detailed Diablo 4‘s battle pass, currency and post-game live service elements. Blizzard is seemingly putting a lot of emphasis on the multiplayer experience for the game, though it’s still possible to enjoy the game as a solo, single-player title.
If the report by Windows Central is true, then we won’t have to wait very long for an official release date for Diablo 4 as The Game Awards is set to take place on 8 December. April 2023 is when we can reportedly expect the game for consoles and PC.
Source: Windows Central