Diablo IV Crossplay is Something Blizzard is “Very Excited About”
The recently-announced Diablo IV will be more socially-driven than any previous entry in the series, as the game takes place within a shared open world and allows bands of players to do battle with one another. Given that multiplayer focus, people are obviously wondering whether the game, which will launch on both PC and consoles, will support crossplay – the bigger the player pool, the better, right? Well, in a statement provided to PCGamesN, Diablo IV executive producer Allen Adham definitely makes it sound like it’s going to happen…
We’re very excited about cross-play. There are technical details and details to work through with the first parties, but it’s our goal to get to cross-play.
Honestly, I’d be pretty shocked if Diablo IV crossplay doesn’t happen. Activision Blizzard has already made it happen with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, so I very much doubt Diablo will be left out. Haven’t been keeping up with Diablo IV? Here’s some detail about how its shared open world:
Players will find a lifetime’s worth of adventure scattered across a land rooted in unique ecologies and inhabited by dangerous new foes. They’ll delve into randomized dungeons packed with unpredictable adversaries and unimaginable treasures. While continuing to fully support solo and co-op play, Diablo IV will also provide opportunities for groups to encounter each other in the same shared world -- whether to tackle bigger challenges or possibly even slaughter one another in player-vs.-player combat.
In Diablo IV, players will attempt to bring hope back to the world by vanquishing evil in all its vile incarnations -- from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cultists to the all-new drowned undead that emerge from the coastlines to drag their victims to a watery grave. For the first time in the series, Sanctuary will be a contiguous, seamless landmass comprising diverse regions ranging from the burning desert of Kejhistan, to the verdant werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen, to the harsh wilderness of the Dry Steppes.
Diablo IV is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4. A release date has yet to be set, and you probably shouldn’t expect to arrive any time too soon.