China has not had the pleasure of romping around in Diablo: Immortal yet but that’s about to change. The China release date has been set.
Following a delay on 20 June to the Chinese release of the new mobile title due to “optimization” issues. Netease has now set a date for the game’s Chinese launch. However, the delay was believed to have been delayed due to issues surrounding a controversial social media post that read “Why has the pooh not stepped down yet”. Make of it what you will. Either way, it was delayed and Netease has refused to comment on the social media post.
According to a press release issued today, Diablo: Immortal will be available in China from 25 July, a month later than originally planned.
Now that the game has been given the green light by the Chinese authorities, the coffers should start swelling at Activision Blizzard. This was reflected by an increase in the Netease share price which rose 5% today in pre-market trading.
I’m not sure how many of you are still playing Diablo Immortal once you’ve hit the paywall but there are bound to be lots of players still happy to shell out for the mobile experience.