Blizzard has had a rough go of it recently. With Diablo Immortal and all its microtransactions and pay-to-win business model, the once great studio has fallen out of the community’s good graces. However, Blizzard seems to be working hard to find its way back to what it once was. And they seem to be starting with Diablo IV.
Blizzard writes on the official blog explaining how the business model looks for Diablo IV. Also, entertainment senior director of global PR: Christy Um tells Washington Post that there will be no pay-to-win in Diablo IV, although there will be cosmetic items for purchase.
Kegan Clark, director of products also explains that even the coolest-looking items can be unlocked simply by playing the game.
“Purchased items are cosmetic only. Cosmetics do not impact gameplay. Therefore, players cannot pay for power. The best-looking cosmetics aren’t exclusive to the Shop. There are incredible pieces — Unique and Legendary quality items — for players to find without ever going to the Shop. The Shop offers more diversity of choices, not systematically better choices.
What do you make of all of this? Is Blizzard on its way back or is it just some PR ploy? Diablo IV comes out sometime next year.
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