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It also announced that players who pre-purchase the game will get early Open Beta access.
“The endless battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells rages on as chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary,” the game’s official blurb says.
“With ceaseless demons to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish dungeons, and legendary loot, this vast, open world brings the promise of adventure and devastation. Survive and conquer darkness, or succumb to the shadows.”
Earlier today, ahead of The Game Awards announcement, a new report was published by The Washington Post which not only stated the June 5 release date as fact, but went on to cite numerous Diablo 4 developers suggesting that it will be hard to hit the game’s intended release date without notable periods of crunch.
The employees also claim that the game’s development has been affected by gross mismanagement throughout the past five years.
As more information on Diablo 4 has been released, the game’s director and associate game director have consistently stressed that players won’t be able to spend real money to upgrade their character’s abilities.
It’s understood that there will still be microtransactions of some kind, but they won’t be tied to player progression following the backlash to mobile Diablo Immortal.
In June, Diablo Immortal gained the dubious honour of having the lowest user rating in the history of Metacritic.