"Just that it's on a smaller screen or device doesn't necessarily mean it's an insignificant project," Cheng said, saying that this is the most ambitious studio Diablo project yet.Unfortunately, for Diablo 4, mobile spin-off D2R Items spoiled that momentum. From the time of the announcement, development, until launch, in the end, Diablo Immortal was criticised due to its excessive microtransactions and the community was enraged. The same community that pushed Blizzard out of their real-money auction house the same crowd which demanded the redesigned loot system Loot2.0 which has made Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls the best action loot game of the last period.
There was a feeling, which in a variety of ways, still feel abandoned by Blizzard. Diablo 4 may begin to make things right. Blizzard is a company in changing. Still in the middle of the planned Microsoft merging, Diablo 4 could prove to be the last game released by "Old Blizzard," and there's plenty of pressure to provide the fans with the game they've been waiting for, especially as in the time since Diablo 3, other games similar to the genre, like Path of Exile, have threatened Blizzard's looted title.
There's a core loop in Diablo which is the underlying factor that makes the entire game's success or not working. Are you content to dive into the dungeon, mindlessly take out mobs and collect loot? If yes it is, then Diablo 4 is halfway to being loved by the gamers. If the team once again messed with the loot system, as it did with the original release of Diablo 3, then we're in trouble.
Inside the book Blood, Sweat, and Pixels the chapter that deals with the disaster of Diablo 3's launch tells the story of how one Blizzard producer played through the game literally hundreds of hours until they found a piece of legendary loot. The orange light finally appeared from a random enemy, he approached the item only to find that his class could not even utilize D2R Ladder Items. The loot system was fundamentally broken that even the excitement in grinding away for an hour followed by the relief of actually getting something special, was broken.