Diablo 4 release delayed

Diablo 4 release delayed

This evening Activision Blizzard released their third-quarter financials and there’s some bad news for Diablo players. The Diablo 4 release has been delayed.

In an update to Blizzard’s release pipeline, Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are going to be delayed. Blizzard stated:

While we are still planning to deliver a substantial amount of content from Blizzard next year, we are now planning for a later launch for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV than originally envisaged.

These are two of the most eagerly anticipated titles in the industry, and our teams have made great strides towards completion in recent quarters. But we believe giving the teams some extra time to complete production and continue growing their creative resources to
support the titles after launch will ensure that these releases delight and engage their communities for many years into the future.

These decisions will push out the financial uplift that we had expected to see next year. But we are confident that this is the right course of action for our people, our players, and the long-term success of our franchises.

Although we didn’t have a release date, and we didn’t think it was imminent, it could be a few more years until it surfaces. Better get used to those Pindleskin runs for a while longer.

In other more positive Diablo news, Diablo 2 Resurrected has seen Blizzard’s highest recorded sales for a remaster. That said, the Warcraft 3 remaster was quite the disaster so we’ve no idea how well Diablo 2 Resurrected has sold. Probably quite well though based on what we have seen and that’s great for the Diablo franchise and its future.

The full financial results can be picked up over on Blizzard’s investor relations page so I won’t bore you with numbers. You can also listen on the conference call but you will probably lose the will to live after 5 minutes.



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Elly

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Oh dear. I was half expecting it because it's Blizzard but it's still disappointing and with not even a vague year it's even more frustrating.

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digikc

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The D4 announcement was exciting, but that news immediately faded when I first heard about D2R (it was an instant pre-order from me). Server issues aside, I'm more than satisfied playing the beautiful D2 remaster.

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d3us2029

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Oh dear. I was half expecting it because it's Blizzard but it's still disappointing and with not even a vague year it's even more frustrating.

expect 2024 if were lucky. They announced D4 WAY too soon and it was just to make the fans happy and also aware they are working on it.

I know its not always about the graphics but for todays release D4 are outdated.... im honestly disappointed.

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