After a controversial tweet went online, ‘Diablo Immortal’ is delayed in China.
It seems that the Diablo immortal controversy is still going on. Belgium and The Netherlands had banned Diablo Immortal due to including a loot box. Since then, he has received the lowest Metacritic score.
Fans have criticized Diablo immortal’s usage of microtransactions. This is because the game blocks progress behind a paywall. It could also cost you PlayStation88,000 to upgrade your character. Diablo Immortal managed to make $24 million in its first two weeks. The game was originally scheduled for release in China this week but has been canceled.
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Diablo Immortal should have been released in China already, but this was delayed recently after a controversial post was posted on the official Weibo account of the game – which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
The post appeared to be intended to criticize China’s president Xi Jinping. The Financial Times translated the position as “Why hasn’t the bear stepped aside?” China has censored the famous bear content because Xi Jinping was previously compared to Winnie-the-Pooh.
According to the Financial Times, the Weibo account was banned. However, Diablo Immortal has not been officially attributed to the delay. Blizzard has stated that the delay allowed developers to make “a few optimisation adjustments to this game.”
This seems strange considering that the game has not experienced performance problems in other regions. It doesn’t matter what. There is no information on when Diablo Immortal’s China launch will be rescheduled – if any news at all.