Game company Blizzard Entertainment recently announced upcoming action RPG sequel Diablo IV talking about new features and more.
Diablo IV extensive customization
The gaming company stated that the
customization of the game is at its core. It will come with extensive
customization options including character hair and skin tones. Art director
John Mueller proudly said that players could build the barbarian of their
dreams with these customization options.
The options will go beyond character
appearances as well. Players can use talent trees, ability points, and new
skills and abilities to build the character that they want.
Game director Luis Barriga said that the
customization will truly be an amazing treat for everyone. They will let
everyone play the build that they are imagining for their build. The developers
want players to play the build that they want.
Blizzard told a gaming publication that
the devs are seeking inspiration from the Cthulhu mythology and the horror
manga artist Junji Ito. They want to make the fourth iteration a dark game.
Lead artist Matt McDaid told the publication
that the developers really loved Diablo II and it really resonate its dark
element. They even consider it the true Diablo game and they want to try those
Lead quest designer Jason Roberts has
this to say:
Junji Ito and some of the elements he brings in, kind of taking mundane things and twisting them, creating horror elements within that – then there’s the Cthulhu mythos and some of the horror elements there, especially the fear of the unknown.
Game will not be out soon, no offline mode
In other related news, Barriga revealed some interesting news after the
game was recently announced at BlizzCon 2019. Players will have to wait for a
long time before it will launch even though it is planned on current-generation
platforms. He revealed that the game is still in early development and it
willnot be out anytime soon.
A game of this scope takes time. This is a very, very early first step. We’re not coming out soon….not even Blizzard soon.
In another new information, lead designer Angela Del Priore has
confirmed that the game will not support offline mode, but it can be played on
solo. It will not require partying up. Players can play solo and dungeons are
private. Campaign quest areas will remain private.
Console players can team up with friends via two-player local co-op. It
will also support four-player parties with voice chat functionality.
Diablo IV will include a hardcore mode, and Blizzard is currently looking
into the possibility of releasing post-launch expansions in the future.
The game will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.