It took 10 years to have a sequel to Diablo III. The action adventure video game series saw the release of its fourth installment on Tuesday, June 6, and it was worth the wait so long. Since early access began in early June, players have already spent more than 93 million hours on Diablo IV, the equivalent of 10,000 years, according to figures released by Blizzard Entertainment.
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It is the "fastest selling game in history" from Blizzard Entertainment, the famous video game publisher that deals with World of Warcraft or Overwatch. In a statement, the American company also evokes "a record of presales", as much on consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox One ...) as on PC.
An iconic saga
"This is a moment that the Diablo IV team has been preparing for for years," said Rod Fergusson, Diablo's CEO. Since the game was first announced in 2019, the support of millions of players around the world has pushed us towards this moment. We take great pride in giving players the richest story ever told in a Diablo game. Since the first game in 1997, the game has sold nearly 20 million copies, not including Diablo IV.
The fires of Hell burn bright 🔥 #DiabloIV is the fastest selling Blizzard game of all-time. pic.twitter.com/L4pdjVnWFE
— Diablo (@Diablo) June 6, 2023
The Diablo saga is known for reinventing the single-player action video game in a fantasy universe. All episodes take place in the same medieval universe nicknamed Sanctuary (the world of men) where the angels of the High Heavens and the demons of the Underworld clash. The goal is to embody his character and face as many enemies as possible to increase combat abilities.
Diablo IV is no exception. The only special feature is that the game is available solo or with friends on five different platforms PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC. You have to pay around 60 euros on all major sales platforms to get it.