When June 6 rolls around, the people behind Overwatch 2, a forthcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, are certain that their creation will perform as intended. The level of anticipation that players have right now for the release of games in less-than-ideal states is at an all-time high, surpassing any level that was previously reached. Blizzard is aware that a lot of people are worried that its upcoming, always-online action role-playing game Diablo IV could be the next AAA game to crash and burn on the day cheap D4 Items are released. This is something that the company is aware of. This is due to the not-so-great history of failed Diablo launches, which is the reason for this situation. Blizzard, bless its heart, is really confident that the release of Diablo IV will be an experience that is more stable and smooth than it was with previous installments of the series. Blizzard's optimism is warranted, as the company has a lot riding on the success of Diablo IV.
If you are reading Kotaku, then you probably don't need me to tell you about the infamous launch of Diablo III and its terrifying Error 37 message. If you are reading Kotaku, then you probably already know about both of these things. I'm not going to bother telling you about it because of this reason. As soon as everyone rushed in to grab the loot and kill the demons, the servers crashed due to the always-online requirement that Diablo III had, just like its upcoming sequel. When it was first made available to the general public, Diablo II: Resurrection was still plagued by the problems that plagued its predecessor. The process that Blizzard went through to release Overwatch 2 was anything but smooth, and the release itself was anything but smooth. When you consider all of the issues that players have encountered in recent AAA games like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Redfall, it is easy to understand why Blizzard is trying to convince people that it has everything under control. This is especially true when you take into consideration the fact that Blizzard is trying to convince people that it has everything under control.