In what some might consider another out-of-season April Fools’ Joke, Blizzard has revealed that its new mobile-oriented Diablo title, Diablo Immortal, is also headed to PC on June 2. The game was originally announced years ago during a Blizzcon 2018 panel, a comical and disastrous event that drew the ire of Blizzard fans who couldn’t believe that they were being served a Diablo game that was designed strictly with mobile devices in mind. “Do you guys not have phones?” a host responded after being quizzed by an attendee as to whether Diablo Immortal would ever get a PC release.
DIABLO IMMORTAL: A NEW PLANE OF HELL OPENS FOR MOBILE AND PC ON JUNE 2 (Blizzard)
A battle for the ages draws near. The Burning Hells’ flames flicker and crackle in anticipation, an omen they seek to communicate—Diablo Immortal is coming! On June 2, brave adventurers in most regions* will take up arms against the demonic forces of Skarn, Lord of Damnation, as they uncover events taking place between Diablo II and Diablo III.
Community feedback has been imperative to the development of Immortal and has influenced the game in many ways, as you’ll come to see. One recurring piece of feedback we especially took to heart was the desire to play Immortal on PC. Well, we are most pleased to announce this has been made a reality—in addition to releasing on Android and iOS devices, Diablo Immortal will also be free-to-play for Windows PC upon launch in Open Beta.
Blizzard has called the PC port of Diablo Immortal an “experiment” in a separate post, warning longtime Diablo players that the game might “feel a little different” than the franchise’s classic installments. One major change is that players will now be able to move the character using W/A/S/D directional controls.