Diablo 4 cross platform multiplay, includes microtransactions, plus spotted beta signup

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Nov 8, 2019 10:25 AM
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Diablo 4 is being built with expansions in mind and will have in-game purchases for cosmetic items only, according to Joe Shelly, Lead Designer over at Diablo 4. Joe handles "combat systems, encounters and dungeons" in Diablo 4.

A few other interesting points made by Joe are that max level in Diablo 4 will be 40 at the moment, but this could still change as development continues. He also mentioned that keybinds can be customised in Diablo IV, for those advanced Diablo players that need to setup their key shortcuts to enable them to play to their strengths. So you can move skills to where you need them on the keyboard.

It also seems that the skill trees in Diablo 4 are relatively limited, with a view to the characters customisation and progression coming more from the legendary equipment they find during the game. As these powerful items, when chosen to be equipped by a player, will effect the play style and abilities for that character.

And then Allen Adham was reported to say that they are working towards making Diablo IV's multiplayer capable of cross-platform play. So you can join buddies for a session even if they are playing on PC, when you are on XBox or PS4. This hasnt been completely implemented yet, as he suggested that they are working through issues, but cross platform is the intent for D4.

We also mentioned recently that Diablo 4 will be always online. Not sure if you remember the mess that caused when Diablo 3 released and Red Dead 2 recently, but there we go.

We have also spotted that there is a new place for us all to signup to for Diablo 4 news and special offers, over on the diablo 4 website. We can only assume that this will also be the same list of people's emails that will be included/considered for any future Diablo 4 beta, when/if they eventually run a beta.

So head over and sign up if you want all the latest information on Diablo 4 as it comes out from Blizzard and maybe get included into a Diablo 4 Beta.

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16:58 Nov-12-2019

I want the market back again to where you could buy items with gold. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but it was something I liked because it took forever to find that one green item you were looking for.

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01:04 Nov-12-2019

You all complain, but I'm pretty sure at least half of you going to buy the game anyways.

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07:04 Nov-12-2019

Myself, I ditched Diablo 3 easily due to its online-only bs, AH, WoW-like aesthetics and most of all their insistence on making local coop a console only feature.

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07:09 Nov-12-2019

And now that Diablo 4 will have this mmo bs and a promise of more MTX it will be even easier to pass.
God bless Crate Entertainment, Obsidian Entertainment and most importantly Larian Studios.

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05:46 Nov-13-2019

Yup gaming needs more developers like that, may they all live long and thrive


p.s. and i hope we see Alpha Protocol 2 in near future

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09:24 Nov-09-2019

gibe money

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01:06 Nov-09-2019

No.

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21:56 Nov-08-2019

Of course, because why would any of AAA games pass on microtransactions and always online... I mean why reward people for doing good in game with best looking items, if you can just sell them to anyone who swipes credit card... I mean sure, I didn't expect any better, Blizzard today is truly AAA studio, with all crap that comes attached. But I still will never stop complaining about it.

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21:53 Nov-08-2019

Disappointed....underwhelmed...

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18:10 Nov-08-2019

After playing diablo 3. I don't see the reason why I should get D4 if it's not directly connected to diablo.

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15:37 Nov-08-2019

Cross platform multiplayer? Cool


Microtransactions? Not so cool

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18:48 Nov-08-2019

Always online even in single-player? Even less cool.

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04:42 Nov-09-2019

...actually that is disgusting!

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12:52 Nov-09-2019

IKR

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14:53 Nov-09-2019

You know that D3 Was allways online?

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11:27 Nov-08-2019

I was a bit excited at first, but NAH ima pass this with a looong OH HELL NO!

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