Blizzard has delayed the Chinese launch of Diablo Immortal, the free-to-play mobile and PC fantasy-R.P.G., citing various technical reasons.
“We are sorry to inform you that Diablo: Immortal’s scheduled launch on June 23rd will be delayed. The development team is working on a number of optimisations to the game—greater device support for a wider range of models, maximum graphics quality on more models, a number of experience, network and performance optimisations and more.
“We believe that the game experience will be smoother in the official launch version, bringing you better game content.”
Blizzard has yet to provide a new release date for Diablo Immortal. Though, it has said that it will give players some rare items, by way of an apology, when it does.
Blizzard will not be launching the game in Belgium or in the Netherlands. This is because of loot box laws that prevent the company from doing so. There is some speculation that a similar reason accounts for the situation in China. Although, the country doesn’t have those sorts of laws in place. Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst at Niko Partners, pointed out that Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, banned any new posts from the Diablo Immortal account. It cited “violation of related laws and regulations.”
More on this as it develops.