While for some the weekend was a time of rest from the working part of the week, in Rockstar were obviously sweating a lot and finally confirmed the authenticity of the stolen materials from Grand Theft Auta VI which we wrote about yesterday. This is not the end of the story about game materials that are still in development, since after a few hours a link to videos from Diablo IV which show concrete gameplay from the working version of this action RPG.
How much of what we saw will actually be present in the final edition of Diablo IV is hard to say at the moment, but the fact is that the entire footage feels authentic, complete with a convenient scaled-down user interface, a nice scaled-down map and quest list, an inventory loaded with yellow and blue items, and the multitude of action that takes place on the screen.
The barbarian that the player led is exactly what everyone who led this savage in the earlier chapters of the series wants, with all the brutality and destruction that his special attacks bring, and it is also noticeable that some parts are directly taken from Diablo III, as well as the recent Diabla: Immortal, which despite the dissatisfaction of most players, brings incredible profits to the authors.
Be that as it may, while Rockstar acted promptly and removed the stolen footage, admittedly, the flood could no longer be contained, Blizzard he still didn’t react. In fact, the recordings are still available on YouTube or through a link on Reddit and you can view or download them in peace, and we think that this may have been done on purpose for the purpose of marketing dust.
Unlike the GTA VI materials that were stolen from an unknown perpetrator, those from Diablo IV have a clear watermark with the inscription “Private test build”, and a unique number that makes it easy to identify the culprit, who judging by the background beeps on Discord streamao playing and someone, not necessarily that person, released the video to the public.
We say again, it’s possible that the whole story is a combination of clumsy circumstances, but also carefully orchestrated marketing, given that this year we witnessed a massive flood of material from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II that we supposedly shouldn’t have seen, but hey, everyone’s a little something new.” leaked”. It seems that the same department is in charge of the propaganda machinery of both games, since both Blizzard and Infinity Ward are at the helm. Activisionaso such a scenario seems more than realistic to us.