One of the biggest announcements to come out of BlizzCon 2019 was news that Diablo 4 is officially in the works. The studio might not have given us a Diablo 4 release date yet but there are still some big questions to ask, one of which ties into the planned launch of Diablo 4 on both PC and consoles: will Diablo 4 have cross-play? It’s not confirmed – but it appears the answer is a ‘maybe.’
In a hands-on preview of the game with the Telegraph, Blizzard co-founder and Diablo 4 executive producer, Allen Adham, has talked about the possibility of cross-play, indicating that it could well happen. “We’re very excited about cross-play,” Adham says. “There are technical details and details to work through with the first parties, but it’s our goal to get to cross-play.”
Elsewhere, in an interview with Venturebeat, Diablo 4 devs were asked whether there were plans in the works for cross-play, in relation to its release across platforms. The game’s lead lighting artist, Sean Murphy, responded: “We have nothing to announce with cross-play, but that is a topic that we are interested in.”
Will Diablo 4 have cross-play?
Judging by comments made so far, it looks like we don’t have a definitive answer on this just yet, but it appears that it’s something the devs are looking into – and “excited about.” With the Diablo 4 launch date not due soon, perhaps it’s something we’ll hear more about as the game’s development progresses.
There was plenty of Diablo 4 news to enjoy at BlizzCon 2019. We now know that Diablo 4 will have a base game, expansions, and “will not sell Power,” it won’t have loading screens between dungeon levels, and that Diablo 4 has a “contiguous” open-world with weather and day-night cycles.