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Pre-registrations are now open for Diablo Immortal for both iOS and Android users. The studio spent so much time talking about how Immortal will be a full game with an expansive story to convince us it's more than just a mobile game, but it didn't stop to think about how that might make it look like this is the future of the Diablo series as a whole.

Given Adham's comment about the quantity of projects the team is now working on, it's fair to assume that at least some of them will be major PC releases and that, as the company has assured its fans, Diablo 4 will be among them.

Apparently, Blizzard is working on multiple mobile games at the moment, with many - if not all - of its franchises slated to get the mobile treatment at some point in the future.

Last month, Blizzard said: "we now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them. when the time is right".

Adham said Blizzard made a decision to create a mobile version of Diablo (and, I would assume, other games that have yet to be announced) because mobile technology now enables a degree of fidelity that's comparable to PC and console gaming.

One source has since suggested to Schreier that Blizzard was not yet ready to reveal the game, as the game has undergone massive changes during four years of development. "So we haven't forgotten about them".

The news that Blizzard is revisiting the classic real-time strategy aspects of the Warcraft franchise years after pivoting to MMO with the wildly successful World of Warcraft was enough to fuel speculation that a fourth installment in the series might be underway.

No matter how powerful the mobile platform can be, I, for one do not want to tap on glass to control a video game.

The biggest news that stole the show of course was Warcraft 3 Reforged, kicked off in true blizzard style with a fully remastered trailer that brought back so many memories.

The announcement of Diablo Immortal as a mobile exclusive has been the subject of much controversy over the last few days.

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