In the announcement, Diablo 4 Gold was met with considerable controversy when this mobile edition of the iconic Blizzard RPG was first announced at BlizzCon 2018. The series has not had an official main series game since the release of Diablo 3 five years prior and many fans were dismayed to see a mobile-friendly version announced instead of a Diablo 4 reveal. In the meantime, with Diablo 4's global launch only a few days away, a recent report indicates that the controversial mobile game won't be launching in all regions.
The game is scheduled to launch on June 2nd, Blizzard has been frequently offering more details on Diablo 4 in the weeks in the lead-up to its launch. Blizzard has revealed at a Diablo-themed event in March they were revealing that Diablo 4 would also be launched on PC and an unlocked beta for the PC version starting the same day as the launch on mobile. Despite initial outrage, players have been reported to be positive about Diablo 4. Diablo mobile game prior to its release. Now, it seems that Diablo 4's global release will be excluding Belgium along with the Netherlands.
A recent interview with Diablo 4 executive producer Peiwen Yao, confirms that the highly anticipated mobile game will not launch within Belgium and the Netherlands in the first few days of its release due to laws in the countries regarding loot boxes. They both Belgium as well as the Netherlands enforce strict regulations regarding loot box use in video games. These countries have legal systems recognizing random chance items to be gambling. The growing hostility of the government authorities toward loot box games has plagued other franchises , as well, as the FIFA Ultimate Team mode being a particularly targeted area.
Beyond the strictures of government officials from the Belgian as well as Dutch governments Loot boxes have faced some criticism from the gaming community as the chance-based premium options have become more popular. Star streamers and creators like Asmongold have been vocally opposed to the inclusion of loot boxes in games. Major studies have also drawn connections between loot boxes as well as problematic gambling among children, prompting criticism from many government organizations around the world and regularly seeing companies and games get slammed.
Although Diablo 4 has come under controversy once again the game's mobile release is scheduled to launch in the same time that fans are still wondering when they will be able to enjoy Diablo 4. Blizzard has been slowly doling out information on Diablo 4's upcoming sequel that outlines changes to the game's dungeon system , as well as showing off the new Paragon system, but an officially announced release date has not been announced on Diablo 4. Though fans may still be waiting for a while in the midst of Diablo 4. Diablo IV Gold is expected to give a dungeon crawling experience to long-time players of the series.