Since the last job openings report (Oct 9), two new job openings have been added to the Diablo Immortal Careers page:
Diablo Immortal Alpha for internal company-wide playtest started on August 24th, when the Diablo Immortal App in Google Play was updated. The Diablo Immortal app had not been updated since October 28, 2018 (days before BlizzCon).
Thereafter, there have been at least 6 updates to the Diablo Immortal App, listed below:
|DIABLO IMMORTAL - UPDATE HISTORY|
|1. Mon, August 24 2020|
|2. Wed, August 26 2020|
|3. Mon, September 14 2020|
|4. Mon, September 21 2020|
|5. Thurs, October 15, 2020|
|6. Fri, October 16, 2020|
|7. Mon, October 26, 2020|
|8. Thurs, October 29, 2020|
|9. Fri, November 6, 2020|
|10. Tue, November 10, 2020|
|11. Thurs, November 12, 2020|
|12. Fri, November 20, 2020|
The Diablo Immortal company playtest continues. Its Google Play page has been updated on Thursday, October 15th. This is the fifth update since the company playtest began, and it breaks the Monday update trend.
According to the recent list of games not backward-compatible with the PlayStation 5, Diablo III (PS4) is playable. However, the PS3 version isn’t compatible as none of the PS1, PS2 and PS3 games are compatible in PS5.
About 99.7% of the PS4 games are backward-compatible with the PS5 via the “Game Boost” feature which forces PS4 games to run at faster or smoother framerates.
If you plan to play your Diablo III (PS4) CD, you will need to buy the PlayStation 5 with a disc drive. Therefore, not compatible with the PS5 Digital Edition.
There is a workaround for those who decide to purchase the PS5 Digital Edition:
Transfer digital games from a PS4 console to a PS5 console
- You can transfer digital games and saved data from a PS4 console to a PS5 console using WiFi data transfer.
- You can access PS4 games on a PS5 console directly from a PS5 extended storage drive.
The PlayStation 5 will be available in November 12th.
A new job opening that appeared in my notifications made me visit the Blizzard Careers page to search for Diablo Immortal jobs.
Last time I took a screenshot of the Diablo Immortal jobs page was August 29. I compared it against the present page, and noticed some of the jobs listed back in August are gone, and more job openings have been listed since then.
An alert went out to subscribers that the Activision Blizzard Q3 2020 Financial Results conference call will take place in October 29 at 1:30pm PST.
Blizzard Entertainment has officially trademarked Diablo Immortal in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Update: China, too.
The trademark was filled on September 30 (Global) and October 1 (USA), and it was a few hours ago when it was listed to the public.
Someone uploaded to YouTube and shared in Reddit a Diablo II 90s TV Commercial that is going to drive some chuckles, nostalgia… and a little men-thing — and why not… women-thing (not that there’s ANYthing wrong with that) at the end with the Amazon wife.
Blizzard Entertainment published today the Diablo 4 Quarterly Update with some juicy details. Something to note is that the images are tagged as Pre-Alpha.
So we can assume the game is played only by the Diablo 4 team at this point. Not company-wide, yet. Still the UI looks pretty good this early.
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This marks the fourth Diablo Immortal Company Playtest build update since Aug 24 — pushed into the Google Play Diablo Immortal webpage. So far there has been the following updates:
- Aug 24
- Aug 26
- Sept 14
- Sept 21
There is something in common about these dates. All of them fall on a Monday — except the 26th, which could have been an emergency bug fix.