Diablo 4 Director Addresses Concerns About Upcoming Title

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Diablo 4 Director Addresses Concerns About Upcoming Title
Blizzard officially confirmed the upcoming release of Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Blizzard

It has been a few weeks since Blizzard announced the existence of Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Since then, fans cannot help but try to learn more details about the upcoming title.

During the event, not only did Blizzard introduce a cinematic trailer, but the studio also dropped gameplay footage of Diablo 4. This gave fans and players alike a look-see at the very gameplay mechanics of the next iteration. Even more so, attendees of the event were lucky enough to try out an early demo version of the upcoming title.

Since the event, many have started to point out a bunch of concerns about the game’s itemization, including the balance of in-game power. Basically, players are worried about what Blizzard’s power ratio is when it comes to player build and items/loot.

In an attempt to address these issues and put them to rest, Diablo 4's very own director, Luis Barriga, reportedly wrote a letter to the community:

"We’ve been taking this week to assess and discuss our takeaways from BlizzCon, and we love all the deep discussions happening around the art, features, systems, and world of Diablo 4," Barriga wrote. "We’re also excited about a cool update we’re planning for you in February of next year. It will be the first in a series of quarterly updates where we’ll share behind-the-scenes looks at our progress going forward.”

He added:

“We also know that one topic is burning hotter than the rest. We want you to know that we are having the same conversations about items and stats that you are having—whether on the official discussion threads or external sites, we read it all! Getting this right is at the top of our minds, and in the coming weeks our lead systems designer David Kim will provide a few clarifications, share some of his thoughts, and address some of your open questions. We hope you check it out and let us know what you think."

Barriga's letter to Diablo fans simply suggests a positive tone. It confirms Blizzard’s willingness to be open when it comes to the development of the game, making user feedback a priority.

The latest installment in the Diablo series, Diablo 4, is slated to arrive on all major gaming platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC. As far as an official release date is concerned, the studio has yet to announce anything.

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