Blizzard has opened up on the model that it's using for Diablo 4. Just in case there was any doubt, Diablo 4 will be a full price release. There were some rumours floating around that it could end up being free-to-play, but that speculation was clearly unfounded.
However, Blizzard is keen to point out that it wants to support Diablo 4 for "years to come" — and this apparently means that it needs to keep the money rolling in. With that in mind, the game's monetisation will be "anchored" around premium cosmetic items as well as "full story driven expansions". This is all according to Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson.
This kind of model is obviously nothing new, but given the controversy surrounding the recent release of Diablo Immortal — the free-to-play spinoff available on PC and mobile — we imagine that Blizzard wanted to make its plans for Diablo 4 crystal clear.
Diablo 4 is set to release at some point next year on both PS5 and PS4. Are you looking forward to it? Pick a starting class in the comments section below.