Blizzard, the developer behind Diablo 4, has announced that it is “really confident” the game will not break on PS5 and PS4 launch day. This optimism is thanks to rigorous beta testing and a series of server stress tests that the team has conducted over recent months. According to an interview with Eurogamer, the Diablo 4 team has been conducting internal tests for over a year now, and has learned a lot about what to expect when real-life players are involved.
Associate game director, Joe Piepiora, stated that every pre-release test has been “transformational” and has helped the studio to learn about its technical capacity and work towards a smooth launch. He emphasized that the purpose of all the beta tests was not for marketing purposes but to gather data to ensure the launch goes smoothly. During the recent server stress tests, Blizzard uncovered backend issues that could have affected Diablo 4’s launch if not for the additional weekend of stress testing, said Piepiora.
Internal testing on an always-online game can only go so far, and putting the game out in a live setting for real players to test was essential, added Piepiora. “When you have people coming through different ISPs and coming in through different servers around the world, there’s so much more data you get from that. And with each of those we found lots of little things that happen, like this happens with clan invitations, this happens when you join a party in a certain way — lots of little things like that across the board.”
Diablo 4 requires a constant internet connection to play and is expected to be released on June 6th, 2023, for PS4 and PS5. Blizzard’s confidence in its ability to deliver a smooth experience on launch day is certainly encouraging, but only time will tell whether the game will live up to expectations.
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