The financial success of Diablo Immortal raises questions about the future of the franchise. The pay-to-win mechanism is obviously financially worthwhile for Blizzard. New information from the developers should now make it clear that almost everything will be different with Diablo 4.
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Diablo 4: Blizzard talks about in-game shop
Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly when Diablo 4 will be released. However, Blizzard shows in its regular updates again and again that the eagerly awaited RPG is being worked on diligently. Now the developers go one step further and explain exactly what should happen after the release. The big pay-to-win concern of the fans is also addressed.
According to Blizzard developers, Diablo 4 will have a shop. Players should never have the feeling that they have to buy anything there. In addition, it should be unmistakably clear what players get for their money. Potentially unpleasant surprises such as loot boxes seem to be excluded. Blizzard makes it clear once again that no item in the shop will affect gameplay either directly or indirectly. The cosmetic items in the shop should not generally look better than those that can be looted in the normal game.
Blizzard had previously received feedback on what players think of Pay-to-Win. That seems to have worked.
What’s in the Diablo 4 Season Pass?
If you want to give Blizzard more money besides buying Diablo 4, you can also buy a Season Pass. Here you can unlock additional rewards while gambling. The Season Pass is divided into a free version and a premium version for which you have to pay real money. Rewards include exclusive cosmetic adjustments and also XP boosters.
You can check out the gameplay trailer for Diablo 4 here:
Diablo 4 gameplay trailer
However, the latter should be limited to the free version because they affect the gameplay. Although ranks in the Season Pass can also be unlocked with money, the XP boosters should be excluded from this. Even after the release of Diablo 4, the game should be supplied with new content such as items and quest lines. In addition, it should Give balance changes and eventswhich will be available in-game for a limited time (Source: Blizzard).