Blizzard Entertainment has recently announced that Diablo 4 will work differently in terms of story development than its predecessor, Diablo 3. The company released a statement through Eurogamer that they intend to keep the post-launch seasons separate from the campaign story. The good news is that this decision was made for several reasons that will greatly benefit the players.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard’s Associate Game Director, Joe Piepiora, explained that they will release two types of content after the launch of the game. These are their seasonal releases and their expansion packs. The seasonal releases will have self-contained storylines that further enhance Sanctuary’s world. Joe said that Blizzard wants to build upon the world of Diablo 4 and Sanctuary’s lore with their seasonal storylines, which are intended to be a persistent part of the game but will not interfere with the main campaign story.
Piepiora emphasized that Blizzard wants to create the best seasonal content for their players. They want each season to be unique to itself and enjoyable in its own way, without having to follow strict guidelines. Each season will have its quest-line focusing on a particular theme, which will affect the gameplay mechanics, rewards, and features available for each season. Though incorporating new geography to the map through seasons is still undecided, Piepiora expressed that it’s something they aspire to in their seasonal content.
This approach was inspired by the success of Diablo 3’s seasonal model and the Art Director, John Mueller, said they are treating Sanctuary’s open world as a canvas on which they can present different stories. Mueller stated they want to focus on all the subtle stories and side quests occurring within Sanctuary. He further added that it is already exciting to work on that type of content.
Blizzard is feeling confident that Diablo 4 will enjoy a smooth launch following a series of server stress tests. Diablo 4 is set to release early June, with no definitive date yet. Blizzard’s guarantee that Diablo 4’s post-launch storylines will not lead to players feeling like they have missed anything by not participating in them is a breath of fresh air to players. With their plan to produce intriguing storylines on a seasonal basis and incredible gameplay mechanics on the side, it is evident that Blizzard is setting the bar high in terms of delivering enjoyable and long-lasting gameplay experiences.
According to https://www.eurogamer.net/blizzard-explains-why-diablo-4-post-launch-seasons-do-not-extend-the-campaign-story
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