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Diablo Immortal is now available on Android and iOS

The PC release is still in limbo, however.

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Diablo Immortal, the long-awaited next entry to the famed franchise, has released for Android and iOS. The PC release is still not available, however.

It has been a bit of a bumpy ride for Diablo Immortal so far. The initial reception of the announcement of the mobile game back in 2018 was a little shaky.

Fans of the series were looking for a full-fledged sequel, not some mobile game that Blizzard will use to harvest money from mobile gaming whales.

But more recent sentiment toward the game has been a little more positive. Blizzard revealed that the game would feature cross-platform play between mobile devices and computers. That extra piece of information would have been nice for them to share initially.

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Personally, I’m excited to try out Diablo Immortal. I’ve never been a huge fan of Diablo games. But the cross-play and cross-progression between the mobile and PC versions of the game are very intriguing.

I like the idea of playing around with the game on my phone while I’m out of the house and picking up where I left off for potentially more serious content on my computer at home.

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But, as with all free-to-play games, Diablo Immortal has the unfortunate potential that it will become pay-to-win.

The free-to-play model is incredibly popular among mobile games. In fact, the majority of them contain some pretty serious “micro-transactions” that don’t seem micro at all.

Hopefully, Diablo Immortal can avoid that kind of negative stigma. Again, the mobile version of the game has been made available on Android and iOS, with the PC version still slated to release later today.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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