Diablo 4: potential launch window and pre-order opening period revealed by an indiscretion

Diablo 4: potential launch window and pre-order opening period revealed by an indiscretion

Diablo 4

According to what was learned by journalist Jez Corden, the release date of Diablo 4 should have been set for April 2023, with pre-orders of the game that should begin in December 2022. The news, not confirmed, comes from sources that Corden defines as reliable. , which evidently owes some tips that later turned out to be true.

Corden has also confirmed the possibility that the release date of Diablo IV will be announced during The Game Awards in December, with the opening of bookings that will take place right during the show. According to what the reporter has learned, Activision Blizzard is preparing a massive marketing campaign for the game, which will be launched in several digital editions. There will also be a physical edition for collectors, which will contain various bonuses designed for the most hardcore fans.

According to the source from Corden, one of the benefits of pre-orders will be access to the Diablo IV open beta in February 2023.

Corden then reiterated what is actually already known, namely that Diablo IV will be a live service, of which Blizzard has already planned a system of Seasons. There will therefore be support microtransactions, as has already been confirmed by Blizzard itself on its blog. According to Corden's source, the first season is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2023, so at a later stage after the game's arrival.

It should be noted that, if all goes according to the plans of the two companies, Microsoft could acquire Activision Blizzard King by the summer of 2023. Diablo IV could therefore be one of the first titles released from the agreement to enrich the Game Pass. Considering the strength of the franchise it would be a pretty good shot.

It remains to be seen how live services and microtransactions will be handled. Recently Blizzard has received a lot of criticism for the monetization systems of Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2. It must be said that they are both free-to-play, but both are characterized by very expensive game content.

Finally, it is worth remembering that we are talking about rumors. So there is nothing engraved in the rock. Fortunately, to find out if there is something true in this case it will not take long, since The Game Awards 2022 will take place on December 8th, that is in about a month.

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