The Activision Blizzard ATVI Q2 2020 event was held in August 4 at 1:30pm US Pacific Time. During the event, they announced that Diablo Immortal Alpha (internal test) is slated to start in the coming weeks.
It is confirmed that “internal test” refers to company-wide employee only testing. Up to this point, the game had been tested internally by the Diablo Team. It will open up to the entire Blizzard company: WoW team, Overwatch team, Classic Games team, and other umbrella teams: Texas, Ireland, Taiwan, China, Paris, etc.
Once that internal playtest ends, there will be steps for a Regional Test. Now, according to MrMesli, this means there won’t be a random pick of players. If the Regional Test started in India, and/or Brasil — everyone in those regions can participate.
A BlizzCon online stream is expected early 2021. BlizzCon 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19.
Geoff Keighley had the opportunity to test the PS5 DualSense Controller during the Summer Game Fest 2020 stream.
When: July 17 at 12pm ET/ 9am PT
According to Geoff, the PS5 DualSense controller feels slightly heavier, and heftier than the PS4 DualShock controller.
You can listen to sounds from within the DualSense controller. At one point during the gameplay, Geoff blew air from his mouth into the controller to trigger an action in the game. What the hell?
It can detect different levels of input/pressure from your own breath?
When Geoff navigated through a sandstorm area, he could feel the environment’s tension through the controller, and sand noise through its speakers. You can listen to footsteps too.
With the adaptive triggers, you can move the controller sideways and the character you control in-game moves likewise.
The game will come with all PS5 consoles, free. It is the same demo given to game developers a few weeks ago to demonstrate the capabilities of the PS5 to given them an idea what they can do themselves with all the DualSense features.