Activision Blizzard announced a few hours ago, during the presentation of a financial report, that Diablo Immortal has been postponed to 2022. According to what was declared by the company, this delay is aimed at making the game more interesting and making the latest improvements, even if it is impossible not to think that the delicate situation that the company is going through may also be involved.
Diablo Immortal postponed to 2022
After a rather coldly received announcement by the community, Diablo Immortal has proved to be a project to keep an eye on over time, although not at the level of a mainline title in the series. The mobile game has just been postponed to early 2022, to allow the development team to refine the final details and give players a product that lives up to expectations.
At least this is the official version. Activision Blizzard is in fact at the center of a lawsuit due to an investigation that has revealed a toxic work environment and in which sexual harassment is the order of the day. The company just lost the president J. Allen Brack and is undergoing a strong internal renewal. Impossible to think that such an upheaval did not affect the production as well.
Simultaneously It is also plausible to imagine that Blizzard does not want to publish Diablo Immortal, a game in itself very polarizing within the community, in this period of turmoil and criticism, as it may do no more than add more fuel to the fire. Obviously, the company does not refer to these kinds of issues, focusing instead on intercepting new audiences.
“Diablo Immortal continued and received excellent results in testing, receiving great feedback for its gameplay – he explains. Activision – The team is chasing further opportunities to make the title even more engaging for a wider audience, with a launch now scheduled for the first half of 2022. “