Diablo IV, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Diablo III, will finally release this June, but it sounds like it won’t be launching on Xbox Game Pass.
That’s because Blizzard’s Diablo general manager, Rod Fergusson, recently revealed on Twitter that there are currently “no plans” to bring the upcoming game to Game Pass, as reported by Video Games Chronicle. Presumably, people have been speculating that the game might come to Game Pass as Blizzard Entertainment and Xbox are close to teaming up by way of Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
“It’s awesome seeing the excitement around the Diablo IV Beta, and our Wolf Pack puppy! We’ve been getting some questions about D4 on Game Pass and I want to let you know we have no plans for that. See you in Sanctuary during the Beta Early Access weekend starting on March 17.”
It’s awesome seeing the excitement around the Diablo IV Beta, and our Wolf Pack puppy! We’ve been getting some questions about D4 on Game Pass and I want to let you know we have no plans for that. See you in Sanctuary during the Beta Early Access weekend starting on March 17!
— Rod Fergusson (@RodFergusson) March 13, 2023
As you can see in Fergusson’s tweet above, there’s no plans for Diablo IV to come to Game Pass. But Diablo IV is out June 6; perhaps there’s time for plans to change (although I’m not betting on it, personally).
In the meantime, if you preorder the game, you can hop into a closed beta starting tomorrow, March 17. That closed period runs until March 19 and then starting March 24, there will be an open beta that anyone can jump into. It runs until March 26.
While waiting for these betas, read Game Informer’s exclusive guided tour through Diablo IV’s Sanctuary.
[Source: Video Games Chronicle]
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