Of course, all that is Diablo IV Gold happening amid Microsoft trying to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion. The deal is currently fighting for approval in various nations, and although Call of Duty is the most prominent focus, the idea is that in theory, the Microsoft-owned Blizzard could be offering games for consoles as well as PC games like Diablo 4 on Game Pass like they do with almost everything they own.
It's not like Call of Duty, where previous Sony agreements have prevented that from coming to Game Pass for a few years, there's no way to know if anything like that would apply to Diablo as well, which would be a major victory for Microsoft.
I'm not buying into the idea it is possible that Diablo 4 is going to be an Xbox exclusive because the following reasons: A) Microsoft wants those alt-platform sales, and A) I'm not sure that this acquisition agreement will be concluded by the time the game hits the market. But never say never, I suppose.
Diablo Immortal, Blizzard's mobile-focused installment in the action-RPG franchise has now generated more than $300 million in revenue, according to reports. As a comparison, the hugely popular Raid: Shadow Legends made record-breaking profits in 2021 at $370 million. This puts Diablo Immortal, which only just came out in July quite a bit ahead of game, at least financially.
When it was first released, Diablo Immortal was the subject of cheap Diablo 4 Gold harsh criticism as well as fan criticism and backlash. Even though numerous reviews claimed satisfying and fun gameplay consistent to the Diablo series Players were furious at the game's shocking microtransaction-based economy and took to reviewing bombing Diablo Immortal in protest.