Diablo 4 Has Amassed Over 12 Million Players, Reveals Rod Ferguson

Users have played the Blizzard role-playing game for a whopping 1.3 billion hours according to the developer.

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  • According to General Manager Rod Ferguson, Diablo 4 has now crossed 12 million players worldwide.
  • Ferguson thanked fans for their feedback and enthusiasm for the product and for spending a whopping 1.3 billion hours in the RPG.

While talking at the opening night of Gamescom, Rod Ferguson, the producer of Diablo 4, revealed that the role-playing title has surpassed an impressive 12 million players as of now. At the 2:48:22 mark in the video, the GM thanked the fans for their contribution to this number and for spending a massive 1.3 billion hours in the game since its release, saying that their feedback will allow Blizzard to make even better seasons in the future.

Obviously, a lot of people have been playing it, we have over 12 million players and 1.3 billion hours played so far and I just want to take a second to say thank you. We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm and all the player feedback it is gonna help us make great seasons for years to come.”

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When it initially came out in June 2023, Diablo 4 was a huge hit both commercially and critically. Critics loved the new entry in the RPG franchise, with many saying it exceeded expectations and was a pivotal release for Blizzard amidst the Microsoft-Activision deal hanging by a thread. Its visuals, storytelling, gameplay, and character classes received universal acclaim from both fans and critics alike with many labeling the sequel a worthy successor.

Diablo 4 also didn’t stay far behind on the commercial front and ruled gaming sales charts all around the world after its release. In just one day, the role-playing game became the fastest-selling title in the history of Blizzard Entertainment. It had the highest pre-launch unit sales for any video game in the developer’s long history and set records on both PC and consoles. Furthermore, users played the game for 93 million hours during its four-day early access, which is a whopping 10,000 years.

Blizzard made a gigantic $666 million from Diablo 4 in just five days after its initial launch, which is a pretty impressive feat. However, after this near-perfect start, the 2023 role-playing title hit a bit of a rough patch filled with technical issues and bugs starting from last month. Following the release of the game’s season one, the overall reception of Diablo 4 started going down a hill pretty fast.


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Fans did not like the changes made in the season one patch of the Blizzard title, resulting in the devs receiving huge backlash from the players. The feedback was so negative that Blizzard had to roll back the changes made by the season 1 update after hearing all of the complaints. The developer even admitted a few days after the update’s release that it was bad and not fun at all, promising to not make a patch like this ever again.

But, from the numbers announced by Rod Ferguson at Gamescom, it seems like Diablo 4 hasn’t been hurt start party by the season one debacle, and with an exciting second season releasing this October, things are certainly looking up for the role-playing game. The RPG from Blizzard Entertainment is playable right now on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox series X, Xbox series S, and PC.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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