Blizzard announced today that devil 4 (opens in new tab) will release in 2023 with full cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms. The launch target was confirmed alongside a new trailer revealing the fifth and final class in Diablo 4, the Necromancer, a pale and somewhat disheartening fellow who, despite his grim demeanor, never has to worry about traveling alone.
Unlike previous games in the series, Diablo 4 features non-linear character progression, allowing for open-ended customization that continues until the end of the game in Nightmare Dungeons, dedicated PvP zones, and Paragon planks (opens in new tab) for character advancement beyond maximum level. A new Diablo 4 gameplay trailer that also appeared today showcases these new features and others, including the open game world, strongholds, and more. It looks pretty sweet.
“We can’t wait to open the gates of Hell next year – the talented team behind Diablo 4 puts gameplay first in everything they do, and they’ve built the biggest and most ambitious vision for Sanctuary yet,” he said. Blizzard President Mike Ybarra. “This expansive world draws deeply from the dark well of the franchise’s 25-year history and is designed around the philosophy of player choice, delivering an adventure unlike anything Diablo players have experienced before.”
O Diablo 4 closed beta (opens in new tab) is also coming – pre-registrations to participate were launched today.