Diablo IV team dishes on inventory revamp, PC vs. console UI layout, and cannibals

    
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Blizzard’s just dropped a “quarterly update” for Diablo 4, the first of apparently more planned blog posts from the team, this one focused on two core topics.

The first chunk deals with specific changes to the UI that Blizzard is making based on BlizzCon demo-players’ feedback, including more realistic item icons, a reorganization of the inventory layout, more flexible mouse and keybinds, the position of the action bar on PC vs console, and controller support for PC. The team is also working on improvements to the UI for couch co-op.

The second part homes in on one of the many “families” of monsters in the game: the Cannibals. They’re as grotesque as they sound.

“Corpses riddled with bite marks. Splintered bones scraped clean of marrow. Tongues sawed off and eyes gouged out of their skulls. These are the bloody fingerprints the Cannibals leave behind—if they leave behind anything at all. No one is certain where they come from, but some legends claim they are a former tribe of barbarians, banished from Arreat years ago. Whether their cannibalism led to their exile or developed out of desperation afterward is unknown. The outcasts brought their endless hunger to the Dry Steppes, and from there spread to the far corners of the world to prey on lonesome caravans and unsuspecting villages.”

Lovely.

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My favorite part about Diablo 4 is when I buy it and my internet connection cuts out for some issue and I won’t be able to play the game I bought, because Blizzard are so greedy and scared that people will pirate their game that they are making it online-only for that reason alone.

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Mordyjuice

They better up their game, Wolcen looks nicer and it’s gore is way more convincing.

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James Crow

im playing wolcen and tbh for now Diablo look better.
wolcen have a great graphic, combat and skill system but the game falling with it related to the endgame.

you really have 2 endgame mode, the first is like rifts and the second is more like a mobile system made by a korean grin team.

still, its more fun then the other arpg atm…

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Mordyjuice

Give it time POE didn’t start out with much, and Diablo 3 wasn’t even a good game until the Expansion fixed everything the fans hated.

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Wolcen is so generic and boring that after playing through the single story, I wanted to install Diablo 2 again. Which is not a bad game, but I played so much Diablo 2 back in the day that there is nothing left for me to see or do there anymore. And still Wolcen was so bad that it created the urge inside of me for going back to Lut Gholein.

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Danny Smith

At this point i view Blizzard prerelease media with the upmost suspicion for a work and especially with anything related to Diablo. Put out a finished product and do it right and i will be pleasantly surprised. Till then its so much hot hair i assume is going to cover some nasty microstransaction hustle since neo blizzards mantra is ‘games exist as a vector for minibuys’ and a one time payment is not happening with this game, no way in hell.

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People will only buy and play Diablo 4, because it says “Diablo” in the title, not because it will be a good game or anything.