Activision Blizzard might not be part of Microsoft just yet, but that hasn’t stopped them from appearing on the Microsoft Xbox and Bethesda Showcase to give a hefty gameplay video of Diablo 4 in action.
Blizzard took the opportunity to reveal Diablo 4’s fifth and final class: the necromancer. This commander will be able to summon skeletons and other ghoulies to meet alongside your battles against Lilith’s demon horde.
You can see the necromancer in action in this gory reveal trailer:
While the necromancer reveal is cool to see, it was also great to get a closer look at the more significant changes to come in Diablo 4. Blizzard has run through not only the open world, but also how the player’s shared experience will appear in the action.
Diablo 4 has no linear story campaign this time around. Instead, it’s a fully open world that you can explore in your own time, dotted with nearly 150 dungeons to conquer. There are also enemy strongholds for you to eradicate. Every time you take down a stronghold, you will be rewarded with a new permanent human settlement or a dungeon to explore. In this way, you will slowly turn the world to your own ends.
Blizzard also took the chance to further showcase its shared world in action, where players can team up to defeat massive bosses and also participate in PvP. However, as soon as you engage in PvP, you open yourself up to being attacked by other players. However, if you are good enough and continue to take out other human players, you will be highlighted to all players in your shared world – if they can take you down, they will be rewarded with a loot bounty.
Watch the in-game video to see all of these things in action:
Another cool feature is all the crossplay and co-op opportunities. Play with friends in couch co-op too. Can’t wait for this bloody ARPG.