Details on Diablo 4’s release have leaked again, this time via the Xbox store – which gives it an exact launch date.
Even without rumours, it’s safe to assume that Diablo 4 will be present at The Game Awards this week.
Last month, it was reported that Activision Blizzard will be dropping a release date of April 2023 (a 2023 release window is all that’s officially confirmed) and open pre-orders during the show.
More recently, though, rumblings suggested that that release month has been pushed back and now that seems to have been confirmed, thanks to a mistake on the Microsoft store.
If you check Diablo 4’s listing on Xbox yourself, you’ll see it still only has a tentative date of 2023.
However, if you’re able to access the store’s backend, you’d find it’s scheduled for June 5.
This comes via Twitter user Aggiornamenti Lumia, who regularly uncovers hidden information, like unannounced release dates, from the Microsoft store.
They also spotted three different editions for the game – the typical standard edition, a Deluxe Edition, and an Ultimate Edition – as well as the fact that Diablo 4 will take up 80GB of storage space.
Given the timing, a formal announcement at The Game Awards is practically a guarantee at this point. Windows Central adds that previews for Diablo 4 could drop as early as today and that pre-orders will grant early access around April time.
However, it’s unclear if this means Diablo 4’s first season of content will be pushed back. Windows Central’s initial report, which said Diablo 4 would release in April, claimed that season one would start about three to five months later.
If the game is now scheduled for June, then season one may not begin until September at the earliest. Although no one will know for certain until Blizzard provides some official news.
As a reminder, Diablo 4 is slated as a multiplatform title, since Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision has yet to go through. Although Diablo 4 will be made available on Xbox Game Pass at launch regardless.
Diabloe 4 is not the only game to have had its launch date leaked ahead of a Game Awards reveal. A couple days ago, Steam accidentally gave away several unannounced details for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, including its March release date.
The Steam listing has since removed all those details, and EA later confirmed that the game will feature during The Game Awards with a gameplay trailer.
Diablo 4 launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2023.
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