A brand new trailer from Diablo 4 PS5 is rumored for The Game Awards 2022 and will announce a date for release and details for pre-orders.
Although it was confirmed for 2023 for the launch during the June Xbox showcase however there was no confirmation from Microsoft or Activision Blizzard confirming the exact date Diablo 4 PS5 will be out.
Since this time the game has experienced several gameplay leaks due to closed beta and alpha tests as well as an open test to be released.
The leak has revealed not only the marketing strategy of Activision in the new game but the exact date for the release in April.
It is believed that the plan is to release a brand new trailer in The Game Awards 2022 in December (which has been previously speculated as a good bet) to launch the game’s marketing campaign.
Furthermore, details about the different extra editions are expected to be released and pre-orders are expected to give early beta access for the Beta public in the month of February. which is two months before the launch.
The information is sourced from the Xbox podcast as well as Windows Central, who have confirmed the other’s claims.
The game also provides details about Diablo 4’s live-service elements. Developer Blizzard Entertainment has already stated earlier in the calendar year Diablo 4 PS5 would function as an ongoing service title with microtransactions as well as multiple seasons of content to be planned.
Windows Central believes that Diablo 4’s initial season won’t begin at the end of this year around the 3rd quarter. It’s July through September, which would be about three to five months following the launch.
To remind you, Diablo 4 PS5 will be multi-platform and will be scheduled to be released on PlayStation as Microsoft is still working on its purchase of Activision Blizzard.
It isn’t stopping Xbox director Phil Spencer from hyping up the possibilities of what this acquisition might result in, however, as the company has previously talked about reviving certain of his most loved series, including King’s Quest and Guitar Hero.
In the past, he has been asked if there were some plans in place for the Blizzard science-fiction strategy series StarCraft. While he was unable to answer in full and stated that he couldn’t make any decision on behalf of Activision or Blizzard at the moment, his own enjoyment of StarCraft suggests that he’ll probably be pushing for an entirely new series.
He’s an avid lover of Battletoads and, following a rumor that appeared to suggest an upcoming revival in the year 2015 an announcement of a reboot came out in the year 2018. Thus, Spencer probably has some say in the series that gets an update.
“For today I don’t have any specific plans as I’m unable to truly collaborate and join with the teams. However, StarCraft was a landmark event in gaming, isn’t it? From an esports standpoint and from a real-time strategy console, and from a simple perspective of real-time strategy storytelling in the genre,’ he explained to The Wired.
“I’m very excited to talk to the teams from Activision along with Blizzard as well as King to discuss the potential opportunities and back catalogs that could be available. I’m excited by the idea of having the ability to think about what might happen to these franchises is quite appealing to me being someone who has spent a lot of time playing these games.’
StarCraft has not seen an update since the game’s release in 2010’s StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty. For the next several years Blizzard is the only one to release expansions for the game and a remaster for the 2017 version of StarCraft that was released in 1998.