Diablo IV is reportedly getting “mostly positive buzz” following players apparently getting their hands on a friends and family alpha build. The alpha test is under strict NDAs so no additional information was provided, but Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier claimed to have heard good things about the anticipated Blizzard game in its current state.
Schreier stated on Twitter recently that a ‘Friends and Family’ early build of Diablo IV was out in the wild but under strict NDAs. As the name suggests, only players close to the developers presumably got the opportunity to try out the anticipated dark fantasy action-RPG early, meaning it wasn’t available to the public either as an open or closed test.
“Another fun but minor Blizzard tidbit that I haven’t seen reported anywhere yet: a bunch of people are playing an early build of Diablo IV right now thanks to a friends-and-family alpha test. Players are under NDA, but I’m hearing mostly positive buzz.”
Blizzard Entertainment has been promoting Diablo IV in small doses over the past year with no release date in sight. However, the studio’s efforts have also been focused on the mobile and PC spin-off Diablo Immortal, which has been making headlines for a number of controversies.
Earlier this year, Blizzard confirmed that Diablo IV will feature a large open-world with over 150 dungeons, drumming up some hype about the game’s world and content. We have yet to see what this entails outside of a few developer videos, but it’s beginning to sound a lot like a Diablo game for die-hard fans of the series.
In related news, Blizzard just lost one of its narrative designers who parted ways with the company to join Ubisoft as a lead writer for Beyond Good and Evil 2.
Diablo IV is currently in development for consoles and PC.
Source: Jason Schreier