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Diablo 4's release date is fast approaching, with the apocalyptic action RPG springing forth on PS5 and PS4 on 6th June. It's officially gone gold (yay), but the Tweet announcing that fact was something of a double-edged sword, as Rod Ferguson, the dark lord of the Diablo franchise, popped into the replies to confirm a familiar feature would not be returning, at least not anytime soon.

The map overlay is not the sexiest feature ever implemented; simply a way for the player to navigate more easily as they deplete entire Circles of Hell of their demonic populations. Still, with the push of a button, players could pull up a rough estimation of the randomly generated world they were currently exploring without interrupting the flow of action. This has been a feature in the series since the first game, and one we have grown to rely on. Diablo 4 players, however, will need to make do with the minimap alone.

It's disappointing, and really one of our only complaints from the recently held open beta sessions was the feature's notable absence. Diablo 4 is otherwise shaping up to be excellent, and we can't wait to get our hands on it regardless. Still, we hope Blizzard sees the light and adds the feature in a future update.

Is this feature as essential as we think, or are we making mountains out of molehills here? Set us straight in the comments section below.

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[source twitter.com, via ign.com]