Is Offline Mode Coming to Diablo IV?
Diablo IV is the upcoming installment of the popular RPG series, which will be released in 2023. Fans of the game have recently noticed that the fourth Diablo will require a permanent Internet connection and, on consoles, a subscription as well. Is this the same mistake that the previous game made, or is there something else to be discovered?
Just like in Diablo III, the fourth Diablo will require an Internet connection to play and an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for the console versions. This isn't a surprise since the developers have previously stated that they do not foresee the possibility of offline play. To make matters worse, the game will strongly emphasize online features, unlike other games like Path of Exile or Diablo II: Resurrected, which allow gamers to play without an Internet connection.
The Xbox store card for Diablo IV is tagged with "Single-player mode," giving some players hope that Blizzard might be thinking of including an offline mode. This could potentially mean that players could create characters to be used solely in offline mode, which could not be transferred to the online multiplayer version of the game.
It's still unclear if offline play will be possible or not, but Blizzard could make an attempt to satisfy both sides of the argument. They could allow players to play offline, and if they choose to log in, their offline characters and progress could be transferred to their online account.
In conclusion, Diablo IV is set to be one of the biggest and most ambitious games of the year. Although some players might be disappointed with the mandatory Internet connection, there's still a chance that Blizzard could include an offline mode with the ability to transfer the character to the online version, should the player choose to do so. In any case, we'll have to wait until the game's official launch to find out.