Bigben Interactive and Eko Software decided to take advantage of all the negative reactions that gamers have directed towards Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo Immortal. The developers wisely posted a tweet reminding gamers that they aren’t making Diablo Immortal or some pansy game for mobile devices. They wanted gamers to know that the upcoming action-RPG is only going to release on hardcore gaming platforms, including the PS4, Xbox One, and on Steam for the Glorious PC Master Race.
On November 5th, 2018 the official Twitter account for the game notified gamers that Warhammer: Chaosbane can be experienced the way it was meant to be played… and that means not playing it on mobile devices.
— Warhammer: Chaosbane (@WHChaosbane) November 5, 2018
If you’re unable to view the tweet for whatever reason, the image in the tweet can be viewed below.
For those of you out the loop, Diablo Immortal is an isometric mobile game being made for iOS and Android devices. It was announced with a lengthy presentation at this year’s BlizzCon opening ceremony in front of a room full of hardcore console and PC gamers who paid top dollar to be in attendance. The game got booed off the stage and no one went over to the demonstration booth to play the game because hardcore gamers hate casual mobile games designed with nothing else in mind than to push predatory microtransactions.
Corrupt game journalists ran to Blizzard’s defense, attacking gamers and calling them “entitled manbabies” because gamers aren’t brainwashed NPCs willing to capitulate to suckling down the corrosive cash shop corruption that has infected nearly every major mobile game out there.
Funnily enough, the NPC mentality that’s rife within the gaming press was rightfully called out by communities like Kotaku In Action, who highlighted the hypocrisy of the NPC programming.
EKO Software and Bigben are (rightfully) taking advantage of Blizzard’s blunder, and hopefully it works out in their favor (assuming that Warhammer: Chaosbane is a good game).
The Warhammer games unfortunately have a rocky history of being hit or miss when it comes to quality. The upcoming action-RPG has an opportunity to scoop up some disgruntled Diablo fans who don’t feel like selling their soul over to the mobile gods residing in the monastery of microtransactions.
For more info on Warhammer: Chaosbane feel free to check out the game’s official Twitter account for more details. You can also check out a gameplay trailer below for more info.
(Thanks for the news tip Professor)