Fans of the Diablo franchise are eagerly anticipating the release of Diablo 4. With the game set to launch on June 6, 2023, Blizzard has been slowly releasing teasers to keep the hype going. However, a recent gameplay trailer has caused some controversy and left many fans feeling disappointed.
The trailer features blogger Bluddshed visiting with one of the game’s lead designers, Zaven Arutunyan, and playing through a dungeon. While the gameplay itself looked impressive, fans were quick to criticize the art design and user interface. Many felt that the graphics looked outdated and the art design too cartoonish. Others felt that the interface icons were cluttered and the fonts difficult to read.
It’s not just the aesthetics that have left fans feeling underwhelmed. Many have expressed concern that the gameplay design feels more like a mobile game, such as Diablo Immortal, than a full-fledged continuation of the series.
This reaction is a far cry from the excitement that surrounded the announcement of Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Fans were hoping for a return to the dark, gritty world that made the original Diablo games so popular. Instead, they feel that the game is moving in the wrong direction.
Of course, it’s important to remember that this is just one trailer and there’s still plenty of time for Blizzard to make improvements. However, with less than three months to go until release, fans are understandably nervous.
Despite the disappointment surrounding the latest trailer, there’s still a lot of excitement around Diablo 4. With a new open-world design and new character classes, there’s plenty for fans to look forward to. Let’s hope that Blizzard can address the concerns raised by the community and deliver a game that lives up to expectations.