Blizzard Is Working on Mobile Titles Across Multiple Franchises

Diablo 4 has been in the works for four years now but developers still feel that the current state is not something they would reveal

"We expect Activision Blizzard to outpace its peers with its in-game monetization, and expect dramatic growth in its mobile business as it launches new titles based upon its successful PC and console games", Wedbush wrote.

"I'm not against having a mobile game too, but not INSTEAD of a PC game, We've been waiting for far too long for another Diablo 3 expansion or better yet, Diablo 4", signed one petitioner. It added that "While we won't be ready to announce all of our projects, we do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show".

Adham said Blizzard made a decision to create a mobile version of Diablo (and, I would assume, other games that have yet to be announced) because mobile technology now enables a degree of fidelity that's comparable to PC and console gaming. Mobile can compete for a hardcore gamer's attention.

Given the "Cancel Diablo Immortal" petition on Change.org has nearly reached 35,000 signatures, we can not say for certain if these analysts' predictions are accurate or pipe dreams. First gamers cried foul, claiming the game would be awful, and then ex-Blizzard devs chimed in, criticizing the company. Diablo is an important, tentpole franchise for Blizzard. "We do continue to have different teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects, and we look forward to announcing when the time is right", said the company, in a statement.

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The announcement comes shortly after the debut of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4", which was released in October and posted initial sales figures that appeared to fall short of some analyst expectations, while others were more bullish on strong engagement trends.

"Mobile is the biggest platform in gaming today", Brack said.

GameSpot went hands-on with Diablo Immortal at BlizzCon, and editor Alessandro Fillari was surprisingly impressed by the game in this early stage.

Warcraft fans weren't the only ones jumping with excitement at Blizzcon with their other classic franchise, Diablo also serving up some interesting announcements.

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