The Diablo franchise has gained a large and loyal playerbase since the release of the first Diablo game over two decades ago in 1996. The latest game in the franchise, Diablo 4 was announced back in 2019 and has had its release date postponed until 2023. Blizzard has since released the free-to-play (F2P) action-RPG mobile game ‘Diablo Immortal’.
The game is mobile-focused but is also in Early Access on PC already due to the game’s high-quality production. Despite the hype from the community for another successful Diablo game, this one largely disappointed a majority of the playerbase with the main issue being in-game microtransactions. This blog will analyse everything that went wrong with Diablo Immortal and why it has received such negative reactions from its community.