Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo IV has gone gold after several years in development. Going gold means development of the game is complete and ready for mass production (retail distribution, digital, etc.). Blizzard tells Diablo fans that they will see them at Sanctuary soon for the fourth installment of the prolific action RPG franchise.
“Going gold is a landmark milestone for the incredible Diablo IV team, who have all worked so hard crafting the next-generation installment of this iconic franchise. This is a concrete, meaningful step toward our June 6 launch,” Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson said (Thanks, Gematsu). “Whether players are veterans of the franchise or jumping in for the first time, we can’t wait for everyone to experience the full game: taking part in the incredible storytelling, experimenting with character classes and builds, and exploring what the endgame and the dark world of Sanctuary has to offer.”
Here’s an overview of Diablo IV via Battle.net:
About Diablo IV
Diablo IV is the ultimate action RPG experience with endless evil to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish dungeons, and legendary loot. Embark on the campaign solo or with friends, meeting memorable characters through beautifully dark settings and a gripping story, or explore an expansive end game and shared world where players can meet in towns to trade, team up to battle world bosses, or descend into PVP zones to test their skills against other players – no lobbies necessary – with cross-play and cross-progression on all available platforms.
This is only the beginning for Diablo IV, with new events, stories, seasons, rewards, and more looming on the horizon.
Diablo IV’s Key Features
- Meet Your Maker – Sanctuary, a land once ravaged by war between the High Heavens and Burning Hells, has fallen once more into darkness. Lilith, daughter of Mephisto, Lord of Hatred, has been summoned by dark ritual after eons in exile. Now, hatred threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil spreads and a new wave of cultists and worshippers arise to embrace Lilith’s coming. Only a brave few dare to face this threat…
- Discover an Expansive Open World – Forge your path through the corrupt lands of Sanctuary – a continuous, ever-growing, and fully explorable world, teeming with choices, quests, corruption, and loot. Join fellow adventurers, retake besieged towns, delve into nightmarish dungeons, and uncover lost secrets as you fight for the fate of the world. Every inch of Diablo IV is built for adventure, with multiple zones to explore freely, each ripe with non-linear quests, epic bosses, discoverable towns, and multitudes of demons to slay.
- Boundless Character Development – Create and customize your character to become steadfast in the face of darkness. Choose from one of five classes and forge your hero from an abundance of different cosmetics, talents, and abilities, creating a character that is uniquely your own. Grow stronger as your character progresses through powerful Skill Trees, developing even more unique end game specializations with Paragon Boards to dramatically impact your gameplay.
- Legendary Gear, Epic Battles – Defeating great evil requires great gear. Discover and experiment with a vast arsenal of powerful weapons, armor, and more to fight back against the demons threatening these lands. Embrace the many powers of your collection by exploring unique combinations to battle in immersive, action-packed combat against the deadliest of enemies with devastating results.
Lastly, Diablo IV launches on June 6 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Battle.net.