Reportedly, Diablo Immortal it was postponed in China just three days before launch. Today, the Hong Kong reporter Josh Ye wrote that NetEasethe game’s Chinese publisher, has withdrawn the launch of Diablo Immortal across China.
Apparently the game was supposed to launch yesterday on Sunday, June 19, but the launch was actually withdrawn by Blizzard on Thursday June 16, just three days before launch on PC and mobile platforms. Apparently this comes in the wake of the ban on posting new posts on the Chinese social media website to Diablo Immortal’s Weibo social media account. Neither Blizzard nor NetEase have commented on the account suspension or disclosed why the account was banned.
NetEase states that Diablo Immortal has been postponed to make changes and improvements to the gameplay, such as “a series of optimizations”. NetEase shares actually fell more than 9% today Monday, June 20, and it’s not hard to imagine this being a fallout from the last-minute postponement for Diablo Immortal in China.
Diablo Immortal first launched in multiple regions around the world earlier this month, on June 2nd. The new spin-off game for mobile / PC has surpassed 10 million downloads within days of launch, making it the largest launch in the Diablo series.
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