Diablo 4 to Follow ‘Destiny 2’ Model with Yearly Expansions
An exciting revelation came this week with game developer Blizzard Entertainment announcing their intentions to incorporate a Destiny 2-style approach into their beloved Diablo 4 title. This announcement has been welcomed with anticipation by longtime fans of the Diablo series, who are familiar with the title’s gritty, dark fantasy action-filled world of Sanctuary.
The concept of introducing yearly expansions in Diablo 4 rings similar to the upcoming conten of Destiny 2. For those unaware, Destiny 2 uses an approach involving expansions, gameplay updates, and seasonal content aimed at providing both single-player and multiplayer players with ongoing new content and challenges over the course of many years. For Diablo 4, Blizzard confirms its commitment to this same style of continuous development, ensuring Diablo 4 players receive new content, loot, end-game challenges, and updates year-after-year.
In a quote from Diablo 4 Lead Producer Rod Fergusson announcing this news, he said “We want to make sure we’re making Diablo 4 a game that people will be playing longer, that they’ll have more to look forward to in the future, without feeling rushed through the content. It fits in with our overall Diablo philosophy of longer-term investment in a game.”
One very important part of the Destiny 2 model that Blizzard has confirmed they are considering incorporating into Diablo 4 is the idea of “seasons”. According to their statement, seasons will provide direct access to in-game areas which are otherwise unavailable during non-seasonal play for limited amounts of time. With new loot, in-game rewards, challenges, and other special activities, players of Diablo 4 will have a whole new set of content to explore and utilize with each season.
Ultimately, Blizzard’s goal is to provide Diablo 4 players with content that will retain their interest and engagement in the game. By introducing programs such as yearly expansions and seasons, they believe Diablo 4 can become more than just a single-player experience and can support an entire community.
Though there is still much to uncover about Diablo 4, we can certainly look forward to Blizzard rolling out their idea of yearly expansions and seasons in the very near future.