Diablo Immortal is almost ready to travel hell on Android, iOS and PC, here’s when

Diablo Immortal
Blizzard drove some PC gamers crazy when it announced Diablo Immortal two and a half years ago because the developer at the time said it was launched exclusively for mobile. In a moment of redemption, Blizzard has decided to release Diablo Immortal on PC after all (besides Android and iOS) and the news gets even better.
When it arrives, the game will include full cross-play and cross-progression support. In our opinion, this is the absolute best way to mix and match mobile and PC launches. That means you can play on PC, so if you need to leave (or want to get away from your desk), you can fire up Diablo Immortal on your phone or tablet and continue right where you left off. Good stuff, Blizzard.

“Wherever you go, the opportunity to defeat demonic attackers from Sanctuary will follow – cross-country and cross-progression features between mobile and PC will make it a breeze to ally with other brave adventurers regardless of platform,” Blizzard explains in a blog post .

Diablo Immortal game director Wyatt Cheng said the goal has always been to make the game a triple-A experience that could reach as many players as possible, which is why it was built from scratch for mobile. he says too Diablo Immortal is the largest and most ambitious Diablo games to date with rich social systems, deep progression systems and more. So why the sudden involvement of the PC platform?

“When we started exploring how to reach new players and bring new players into the Blizzard family, we knew that if your goal really is to reach as many players as possible, then we should also be on PC, “explains Cheng. “By being on both mobile and PC, we know that everyone will be able to enjoy it Diablo Immortal whether you have a phone or not. “

Diablo Immortal PC screenshot
It’s a simple explanation, and if we take the commentary at face value, we have to wonder why this needed a revelation. Then again, who cares – the point is, Diablo Immortal is no longer exclusively tied to mobile, and will launch on the platform that put the series on the map in the first place. For those looking for an answer, however, Blizzard explains in a blog post that the crucial factor was that it knew many players would try to get the game running on PC through emulation. We have to agree.

On PC, players will be able to use familiar mouse and keyboard controls. This means mouse buttons for the basic primary attack and movement, and activities are tied to 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the keyboard. But for the first time, PC players will also be able to move around using the WASD keys. This will make it easy to move around while aiming for a skill with the mouse. Cool stuff.

Blizzard’s baking in controller support too, and for both PC and mobile.

Diablo Immortal controller mapping

“Since the closed beta, we’ve changed the functionality of the controller so that adventurers will now use a free-cursor sight controlled with a thumbstick to navigate menus. To type messages in the game, a touch screen or keyboard is required. most optimal experience when using a controller to protect the Sanctuary is our priority, so after Diablo Immortal launched, we will continue to improve controller support, “says Blizzard.

We can hardly wait, and we barely have too …Diablo Immortal is set to be released for mobile on June 2, 2022, and as a free-to-play open beta on PC the same day. Meanwhile, Blizzard invites players to pre-register on its website.