Wow… I just heard about this. Blizzard is getting real life “REKT” right now.
Apparently, the majority of Diablo fans were expecting a Diablo 3 sequel on PC. Instead, what they got during the a Blizzard convention announcement was a Diablo MMORPG for Android and iOS.
One fan asked if this was an early April Fool’s joke (at the 1:40 mark):
Another asked if there is going to be a PC release, to which the response from Blizzard was “DO YOU GUYS NOT HAVE PHONES?!”
Yes, Blizzard, we have phones. But we don’t want to use them for quite possibly the most popular Hack n Slash RPG of our lifetime, you pretentious prick.
Others have mentioned the insane backlash.
The cinematic trailer has 25 times more dislikes than likes:
Their stock prices fell a bit after the announcement, too.
What were they thinking? Seriously? Are PUBG and Fortnite “that good” on mobile? Has the mobile gaming experience changed dramatically over the last few years? I know people play games on mobile, but I thought the caliber and quality was significantly diminished compared to something like Diablo or Baldur’s Gate, even.
Their response and fluster seems to be a bigger indication of their surprise at the fan reaction.