The Fires of Hell Burn When Diablo 4 Releases in 2023
Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo 4 will release sometime in 2023 for PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. The news comes from the Xbox and Bethesda showcase as part of Summer Games Fest 2022. It will also feature online and local couch co-op, cross-play, and cross-progression "for all platforms," according to an accompanying press release from the developer.
The showcase provided fans their first look at the Necromancer class, who can wage war against its foes with an army of skeletons, skirmishers, defenders, reapers, and mages. The class can also bring bone, blood, and iron golems to fight when the need arises. The Necromancer is Diablo 4's latest character class, joined by the Barbarian, Sorceress, Rogue, and Druid.
Blizzard also showed the first-ever Xbox Series X gameplay for Diablo 4, giving a glimpse at the game's character creation tools, its open world, and enemy strongholds. When cleansed, these strongholds can give way to new areas like towns or one of the game's 150 dungeons.
Players can come together across the world to take work on local events or take on massive world bosses. Of course, there will be ways to fight other players in PvP, with Blizzard saying that there are "specific zones where players can engage ..." And the best players are highlighted for other players, making them what the developer calls a "loot pinata."
There's still no firm release date for Diablo 4 outside of its 2023 release window. We'll have to wait for more news in the coming months. In the meantime, fans can pre-register for the upcoming Diablo 4 beta (there's no exact date for that, either, just yet). All you have to do is log in with your Battle.net information, and you're automatically registered. Stay tuned for more.