Game News Diablo IV: open world, release date … Blizzard provides details on the Summer Game Fest 2022
Three months after the last batch of information produced on Diablo IV, Blizzard gave the cover during the Xbox Bethesda conference this Sunday, June 12. The developers then talked about an open world, the end-game but also a release period.
- Diablo IV: an open world and a new class…
- Diablo IV: multiplayer and release date, what you need to know
Diablo IV: an open world and a new class…
After a first stint with Overwatch 2, Blizzard once again distinguished itself at the Xbox Bethesda conference on Summer Game Fest 2022 with Diablo IV. The developers took advantage of the event to share their progress on the game with a trailer of more than four minutes (to view above). For example, they mentioned that players will be able to explore the world of Sanctuary “as they wish” with many objectives to achieve or not: the Bastions will be places to cleanse of their demonic residents in order to obtain treasures.
Beyond that, Blizzard also unveiled the new and final class of Diablo IV: it will be the necromancer. Already present in Diablo III: Reaper of the Soul, the mechanics of this character will revolve around death and resuscitation in order to bend the dead to their will. Blizzard promises more information about the class in a new article posted tomorrow on the site.
Diablo IV: multiplayer and release date, what you need to know
In addition, Blizzard has also provided details regarding the title’s multiplayer: Diablo IV will support crossplay, cross-platform shared progression, and local co-op. On this subject, the game will be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One but also on new generation consoles with the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series. Regarding the release date, Blizzard did not come empty-handed: Diablo IV is expected in 2023!
Until today, the release period was unknown: although announced at BlizzCon 2019, players were expecting a release around 2021 or even 2022. Blizzard assured last year that Diablo IV will not be released in 2021 before declaringplan a later launch than expected“. In any case, Diablo IV has never been so close to its release.
About the Summer Game Fest
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.
How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?
On JV, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”
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