author: Kamil Kleszyk
Diablo 4 May Launch Much Sooner Than Expected
The developers of Diablo 4 may give fans of the iconic series a surprise. According to the latest reports - or rather, rumors - the highly anticipated game may debut as early as April 2023.
Diablo IV was announced at BlizzCon back in 2019. Since then, Blizzard has been making us wait patiently for the release, the date of which - at least until now - was not very specific. We only knew that the next installment of the iconic series will appear in 2023 - most likely at its end. Now there are rumors of a more specific time window.
Interesting information about the debut of Diablo 4 was found by the creators of the well-known podcast XboxEra (you can watch it below). According to their knowledge, the eagerly awaited game should be released as early as April 2023. Interestingly, the reports gain credibility based on the fact that they were confirmed by a journalist from Windows Central, Jez Corden, who, as we know, has repeatedly proven himself to be well-informed.
We also learned that the official announcement of the release date is expected to take place at The Game Awards 2022 gala, which is scheduled for December 8, this year. That's also when pre-orders for both the digital versions and the physical edition containing various add-ons are expected to begin. If Corden and the XboxEra team's reports turn out to true, one of the benefits of preorders will be access to the open beta testing, which will reportedly begin in February.
At the time of writing, Blizzard has not addressed the above revelations. Diablo fans are left with no choice but to wait patiently for The Game Awards 2022 and hope that the studio will indeed reveal the exact release date of the game at the event.
Diablo 4 is headed for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.