Is Diablo Immortal Coming to China?

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With the success of Diablo Immortal around the world, fans have been wondering if the hit mobile title is coming to China. New reports suggest that the title has been delayed arriving in China, and currently has an indefinite release date.

Diablo Immortal is the newest action role-playing game (ARPG) from Activision Blizzard, the same company that developed and produced the first three Diablo games. Diablo Immortal switches up the formula slightly by released primarily on smartphones as a free-to-play game, though the game has also been released on PC. The new title has had a mixed reception, with many criticizing its monetization elements.

Is Diablo Immortal Coming to China?

Diablo Immortal was originally slated to release in China, however, those plans seem to have been upended due to a Weibo post mocking Chinese president Xi Jinping. As a result, the game's release in China is now up in the air, along with Activision Blizzard's other upcoming titles including Overwatch 2.

Activision Blizzard has previously faced backlash over its relationship with China and the Chinese government, though this controversy stemmed from their close relationship in the past. This came to a head in 2019 when Activision Blizzard banned a pro-Hearthstone player as a result of them showing support for China.