Diablo IV hype is plummeting dramatically. Players’ interest is dropping to what seems like its lowest point ever since the game’s initial launch.
The highly anticipated launch of Diablo IV brought both excitement and controversy to the gaming community. Initial reviews lauded Blizzard’s RPG masterpiece. Back in May, the game received top scores from many credible sources of critics. Other than that, 100% of critics recommended players to experience said title. Yet, only a month later, Diablo IV’s User Score on Metacritic suffered a substantial decline. And if you scroll down to the comment sections, you will see our readers’ discussion about the matter.
Since then, the game’s appeal has steadily declined. The onset of Season 1 fails to better the situation. If anything, it exacerbates it. The updates accompanying Patch 1.1.0 weaken many character classes. Meanwhile, the other changes struggle to maintain players’ interest.
To have a clearer look at the state of the game, take a look at the graph by PCGamesN below. It displays the average and peak daily viewers of Diablo IV from May 8 to August 5. Special thanks to author Lauren Bergin for giving the community a transparent view of the current situation using SullyGnome. In case you are wondering what SullyGnome is, then it’s a tool used to calculate Twitch viewership.
Based on the graph data, the game’s highest viewership peaked on its early access launch day. The viewer count reached an astonishing number of 937,361 viewers. However, this initial surge was followed by a significant decline. By August 7, the viewership plummeted to 13,601. This decrease represented a stark drop to a mere 1.45% of the game’s peak viewership.
Prospects for a notable resurgence in interest for the Season of the Malignant seem limited. Nevertheless, dedicated fans are placing their hope in the arrival of Diablo 4 Season 2. While the present outlook might seem somber, the game’s potential for resurgence is not to be underestimated.