If you ever wanted to know what a particular character was up to between Diablo 2 or 3 or how a certain group got started, Diablo Immortal will answer those questions. The NetEase mobile exclusive Diablo Immortal that was announced instead was a surprise on all fronts, a Blizzard game targeting non-typical Diablo fans.
Now, you'd think that Diablo would fit the mobile platform perfectly right? Diablo: Immortal was developed from the ground up as a stand-alone mobile experience. It's pretty similar to how the game works with a console controller. Created to be a living, breathing, and constantly evolving experience, Diablo Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new playable character classes, new loot, and all-new challenges-which you can face side-by-side with your friends. or foolishly choose to confront on your own.
Diablo isn't just about slaying demons for epic loot. Diablo Immortal will recreate the franchise's traditional multiplayer point and click action gameplay with optimizations for mobile touchscreen controls. Would I have preferred a Diablo IV announcment? Pre-registered players are eligible to participate in future beta tests and earn in-game rewards, as well as receive news and updates. New abilities will be available for the six classes, along with new zones, stories, and dungeons.
You are entitled to nothing. Fans were so persuaded that Diablo 4 would be making an appearance that Blizzard went out of its way to inform fans that there would be no Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2018.
"Our mobile phones are super powerful super computers", Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng said. No, because you understand that those two things would be made by two different teams and Blizzard isn't obligated to make you a new real-time strategy Warcraft game.
Diablo was for much of its life a PC-only franchise. You don't have to play it, but whining online makes you sound like a literal infant.