All versions of Diablo IV will be online-only

Tuesday, 05 Nov, 2019

In the announcement and gameplay trailers, we've seen parts of Diablo II and a lot of incredible new content merge into the new installment. Diablo 4 lead desinger Angela Del Priore was asked if players could play on their own and offline.

As the gameplay trailer suggested, Diablo's time-honoured core remains intact. Diablo 4 will be an action isometric RPG, will have three classes (Barbarian, Sorceress, and Druid), and its new "diablo" will be Lilit. Naturally it is underpinned with more advanced technology than its forebears and looks to stretch that muscle.

Overwatch 2 has been officially announced at BlizzCon 2019 as a standalone game. To expand on the story of the heroes, there will also be hero missions that players can partake in and upgrade their favorite characters.

It was an intensely miserable experience for the Overwatch developers, known internally as Team 4, one that Kaplan described as akin to ruining someone's surprise party. He once again reminded that the sequel changes nothing for Overwatch's PvP players, other than adding new playable maps and heroes. What everyone knows to date is that there are four new maps inside the pipeline alongside a model new hero that'll launch sooner than Sojourn.

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan has said that he has "no idea" when Overwatch 2 will release because it's still in development and has a long way to go before it's fully ready.

It really wasn't too much of a surprise to see Diablo 4 headline BlizzCon 2019 over the weekend. Before leaving the comment form, remember that the ambitious sci-fi shooting game Blizzard does not yet have a release date and, presumably, will continue without having it at the end of 2020 after the conclusion of BlizzCon next year.

Overwatch 2, which begins in the game in Toronto, has an optional key mode called Push. "We're not coming out soon - not even Blizzard soon".

We'll have to wait to find out more about this new map, but now the can of worms is open, expect updates to come out regularly.