A new Diablo game coming out on June 2 is a big deal. The same day its PC open beta begins, the MMORPG-ARPG takes to consoles for the first time ever. But if you’re looking for something more traditional in terms of gameplay, there are other games worth taking a look at that will be launching soon as well like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Anthem. If you haven’t been keeping up with your gaming news lately or want some recommendations on what to play in 2019? I have several articles listed below that can help!
Some genuine positive news for gamers (and Blizzard, which could use a victory) is buried in this morning’s utterly terrible Activision-Blizzard quarterly financial report: You can play Diablo Immortal even if you don’t have a phone when it comes on June 2nd. That’s because Blizzard has confirmed that the game will be playable on PC as well, although in beta.
“Blizzard Entertainment today announced that beginning June 2, players in most regions around the world will answer the call to defend against the Burning Hells in Diablo Immortal, the first Blizzard game built from the ground up for mobile, with the remaining Asia-Pacific regions receiving access a few weeks later. The most ambitious game produced in the Diablo franchise’s 25-year history will enter Open Beta on Windows PC at launch, in addition to providing an uncompromised AAA experience on mobile. Diablo Immortal supports both cross-play and cross-progression, enabling Sanctuary’s heroes to battle alongside one another regardless of platform, and to switch between mobile and PC games with ease. The PC Open Beta will include all game features, including cross-play and cross-progression, and all progress will be saved when the beta ends.”
Diablo Immortal will have six classes (Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard), eight zones, Westmarch, and none other than Deckard Cain himself “in an epic all-new tale taking place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III,” in case you’ve forgotten. Blizzard describes it as a “MMORPG social experience” (acronym usage: authorized), including eight-person groups, 150-person guilds, and several PvP modes. It’s also free to play, but anticipate a lot of in-app purchases, like with other mobile games. Over 30 million individuals have reportedly pre-registered to play on iOS and Android, with PC now being added to the list.