Diablo Immortal Offline Play Is Not Allowed, Says Blizzard
It has been quite a weekend for attendees of BlizzCon 2018. Blizzard Entertainment made many new announcements regarding its big franchises, including a new Overwatch hero and a remake of a classic Warcraft game. However, the most talked about announcement was one that did not seem to go how Blizzard had hoped. Of course, that would be the new mobile game, Diablo Immortal, which was met with negative fan reaction, both at the event itself and online.
Now, it seems some more news that may be met with mixed reactions has arisen, as Blizzard has confirmed that there will not be Diablo Immortal offline play for its userbase. VG 24/7 recently spoke with Wyatt Cheng, Diablo Immortal’s lead game designer, at BlizzCon this past weekend. When asked if the upcoming title would be capable of offline play, Cheng states that “the game would not allow you to.”
One can understand Blizzard’s reasoning for the decision. Given the game’s mobile platform and multiplayer components, it makes sense that Immortal could only function as an experience that is always online. While mobile adventures typically require an internet connection, this may come as a bit of a letdown for those with minimal mobile data plans or Wi-Fi only devices looking to play on the go.
However, it was also confirmed that there would be sections of the game that could be completed in solo mode, without the involvement or interference of other online players. For instance, the final dungeon shown in the demo at BlizzCon gave the option of completing it as an individual or as part of a team. Hopefully this does provide some relief to those looking for as much of an isolated and personalized experience as possible. To all others, may the hopes of a full fledged Diablo sequel keep the devil off your back.
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