Diablo Immortal to Offer Directional Keyboard Controls

An interesting new feature.
An interesting new feature. Blizzard

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Diablo Immortal launching on June 2. While a lot of people knew it was coming to the mobile platform, it was surprising to know that a PC version is in the works as well. One of the things that players can look forward to is the use of the WASD directional controls, the first in the franchise.

Before we look into that, it’s important to understand first why a PC version is coming out in the first place. Initially, the development team wasn’t on board with releasing such a version since it wouldn’t do the title justice as it was originally planned for mobile. But at the same time, the team wanted the game to be accessible to as many players as possible.

They also thought that some might just go for emulators on PC to play the mobile title. With these factors, they finally decided to create a PC version for a better experience.

Familiar Tools

To continue to offer the Diablo experience, the team made sure to translate the finger tapping and swiping controls for mobile to keyboard and mouse. Like in the previous games, players use left-click to move their character. Players can attack monsters while pressing keys to perform abilities and drink potions.

Directional Controls

The new feature that some players are sure to try is the WASD directional controls as an additional movement tool. The team revealed that using these controls is intuitive compared to simply left-clicking to move and attack.

In addition, these should also allow players to move while attacking at the same time, which is quite exciting.

Controller Support

Since the game is launching on mobile and PC, console players are at a slight disadvantage. However, this version is offering controller support for PC. It’s going to mimic the mobile version with detection being a seamless experience. Console players should be happy to know that the controls are remappable to fit their playstyle.

Menu Interfaces

Since the game is planned to offer cross-play, it is important to ensure that interfaces are kept intact across mobile and PC. While there will be differences, players can expect to see hotkeys for all major functions.

Learn more about Diablo Immortal for PC here.

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