Diablo IV has gotten an official release date. Now with a concrete time on its release, many are wondering what should be expected at launch, and how the game will be supported.
Some of those questions were answered by game director Joe Shelly in a new interview, where it’s clear the game really will have an army of developer support.
“Yes. So the launch of Diablo 4 is just the beginning,” Shelly said (via Eurogamer). “The team that’s building Diablo 4 is going to be moving from building Diablo 4 to working on the live service, and working on our expansions for the game.”
He also talked about the game getting a “season pass”, which according to another manager, is not the final name.
Whatever the season pass is called, it will function much like battle passes and season passes of other live service titles, and seasons in Diablo IV are expected to last roughly three months each.
The expansions for Diablo IV sound different in comparison and may be more akin to expansions like their MMORPG World of Warcraft, which will add new content such as classes, bosses, and new maps to explore.
Diablo IV is planned to release on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5 on June 5, 2023.