Developer Blizzard said that gamers playing Diablo 4 should take a break from playing the game and go play other titles to have more morale.
Blizzard says it’s perfectly fine to take a break from the game after completing certain goals in Diablo 4, to get players back on track for the release of Season 1. Though not a malicious comment. controversial, but anyhow, some Diablo 4 gamers will probably find it amusing to hear a live-service online game developer encouraging players to take a break from playing their game. straight. It probably shows an understanding of how to play Diablo 4 in a healthy way, even if it’s not in the best interest of the company to encourage.
Diablo 4 launched on June 5, and so it has been more than a month since the game was released. While the game can keep gamers playing non-stop, there are end points where the player can assume they’ve done everything they wanted to do. Examples include completing the game’s story campaign, raising the skill point cap to level 50, rocking dungeons to World Tier 4, reaching level 100, or defeating the level 100 boss Echo of Lilith. Each of those goals requires a significant investment of the player’s time.
While Blizzard would certainly prefer it if people stuck with Diablo 4 non-stop, Blizzard understands that’s not realistic. During his latest Blizzard bonfire chat live stream, Diablo 4 VP of games Joe Piepiora recommended that players “take a break from playing for a while” after they’ve done everything they’ve done. want in the game. He even admitted that the developers on the Diablo 4 team did the same thing.
Of course, Piepiora still wants gamers to return to the title. He said that when Season 1 of Diablo 4 came out, it was “a great time to come back.” He hopes that Diablo 4 players will enjoy what they’ve played in the game and will want to come back. That’s the idea of a seasonal content schedule. Season 1 will feature new content to play with, offering a fresh experience for new and old players alike.
One of the harshest criticisms of Diablo 4 so far is that the end of the game feels like it doesn’t have enough tangible goals. Piepiora may not specifically acknowledge these criticisms in his comments, but he clearly has an understanding and empathy for gamers. Most Diablo 4 players won’t reach level 100, and Blizzard doesn’t want players to burn out before they can start post-launch content.
No matter how strange Piepiora’s statement, the truth is that many gamers will still go away to play other titles and it is not clear whether Diablo 4’s direct service plans will be successful. We don’t know how many Diablo 4 players are still playing a month after launch, how many will return to Season 1, and whether Season 1 will convince gamers to continue playing after that. Season 1 kicks off on July 20 and will introduce a massive amount of new content that could be worth replaying for now-retired Diablo 4 players.