During Activision’s financial conference call for investors and analysts, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack talked about the progress of Diablo Immortal.
We hear that the goal is to deliver an “authentic and deep Diablo experience” on mobile.
The publisher has begun internal playtest and the results are “encouraging.” They’re getting ready to move to the next phase of development with some regional alpha testing later this year (in the middle of 2020).
Player feedback is considered “invaluable” and as the developers continue building the game they’ll be looking to that feedback to make sure that they’re making a really great Diablo experience.
That being said, the roots of the franchise are in PC gaming and Blizzard will continue to be “deeply committed” to the PC.
Yet, they do think that there are opportunities for additional experiences and different ways for players to engage, on different types of devices. Mobile games are also a way to attract players that currently cannot be reached on PC and console.
Blizzard also continues to work on “multiple mobile initiatives” in addition to the PC and console games.
If you want to learn more about Diablo Immortal, you can check out the details and gameplay shared at BlizzCon last year.
If you’re interested in more details about Activision’s financial results, you can check out our dedicated article from earlier today.