Diablo Immortal’s planned June 23 release date has been postponed by NetEase, and yet no specific schedule has been announced. NetEase’s stock dropped about 7% in Hong Kong on Monday when the company revealed that Diablo Immortal would be delayed in China. According to the recent post, the delay is due to the development team making various improvements, notably compatibility for a larger variety of devices as well as network and efficiency enhancements.
The game’s developer team is still working on a number of improvements, including increased device assistance for a wider range of systems, optimal visual resolution on more concepts, a multitude of usability, connectivity, and additional features. NetEase, headquartered in China, did not specify a new release date for the game but stated on Sunday that it intended to make modifications such as improving the gameplay experience and doing various optimization tweaks.
NetEase’s share price fell as a result of the Diablo Immortal launch delay
The official account of Diablo Immortal has been blocked from posting on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like site, for “violating applicable rules and regulations.” It’s unknown which regulations have been infringed by the account. However, The company’s statement made no mention of the social media prohibition, and it was unsure what prompted the move. They haven’t announced a new release date that delayed the game, but as an apology, it has pledged to offer gamers rare stuff when it launches.
Due to their rigorous application of loot box rules, Diablo Immortal will not be released in Belgium or the Netherlands. Due to many betting prohibitions, the game is currently prohibited in several countries. Although, the game is expected to be released in Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand on June 22. On the same day, an Open Beta for PC will be released in Vietnam.
Diablo Immortal was launched outside of China on June 2nd, and it grossed over $24 million in its first two weeks, as per software analytics company App Magic.