Originally scheduled for 2021, Diablo Immortal has now been delayed to 2022 according to Blizzard.
Announced via a development update last night, the team at Blizzard commented on the reason for the delay:
Following feedback provided by test participants of the Closed Alpha, our team has been tuning core and endgame features. For example, we’re iterating on PvP content like the Cycle of Strife to make it more accessible, alongside late-game PvE content like the Helliquary to make it more engaging. We’re also working to provide controller support for those who want to play our game in a different way. However, these changes and additional opportunities to improve our gameplay experience will not be realized in the 2021 timeframe we had previously communicated. So, the game is now planned for release in the first half of 2022, which will allow us to add substantial improvements to the whole game.
You can find more specific details on the updates the team is looking to make via the development update above which includes PvE, PvP, and End Game content.
As we seemingly continue to say, we’re not surprised one bit by delays. They will continue and sadly, with COVID now ramping up again, we have to imagine this will continue well into 2022. Regardless, Diablo Immortal is shaping up to be a truly impressive mobile title and we can’t wait to play more.