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Diablo Immortal – Blizzard Learned “A Huge Number of Lessons”

As a long-time Diablo fan, I was pretty shocked at the Diablo Immortal announcement at BlizzCon 2018, especially with the way Blizzard did the announcement and the whole “do you guys not have phones” line. There was a big fight and lets face it, Diablo Immortal is something that no one (or very few people) asked for. Now, Blizzard has spoken out about the announcement, explaining that they learned “a huge number of lessons”.

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Blizzard received a lot of negative feedback from the gaming community since its Diablo Immortal announcement, from gamers saying that they have betrayed the PC gaming community to even a Diablo 2 producer saying Blizzard does not understand gamers anymore.

Now, the president of Blizzard Entertainment, J. Allen Brack, has spoken to IGN about the Diablo Immortal announcement, explaining that they company’s PC roots remain strong.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ffe6″ class=”” size=”25″]A huge number of lessons. I think that one of the things that we failed to do was to really help articulate that we are a PC gaming company and that we’re going to continue to be a PC gaming company.[/perfectpullquote]

We know that Blizzard also has multiple other Diablo projects in the works and that we will learn more about them this year, most likely at BlizzCon 2019. Mr Brack continued to address fan concerns that Blizzard has moved away from a PC gaming company, explaining their journey:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ffe6″ class=”” size=”25″]We started our journey in ye-olden times as a console company, and then we migrated to PC. And in the last few years, we’ve moved Diablo 3 to console, we’ve moved Overwatch to console, we’ve moved Diablo 3 to Switch. And those have been good things, that I think a lot of people have resonated with. But fundamentally our roots are PC, a strong PC game company, and that’s not going to change.[/perfectpullquote]

Basically, Mr Brack wants PC gamers to know that even though they announced a mobile game, that doesn’t mean the company is abandoning PC gaming. I, for one, hope that Blizzard does announce Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019 as that would hopefully put everyone’s mind at ease.

Lastly, Mr Brack said that:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ffe6″ class=”” size=”25″]It doesn’t make sense to me, or really anyone at Blizzard that we would just say ‘Oh! Let’s stop working on these PC games, there’s no future in them.’ That’s not our view at all.[/perfectpullquote]

What do you think about Mr Brack’s statements surrounding Blizzard remaining a PC gaming company and the whole Diablo Immortal debacle as a whole? Let us know in the comment section below.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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