Blizzard have dropped a quarterly update for Diablo IV, focusing on the game's character art including player characters, monsters, and allies. On top of this, we also got to see the wardrobe system.
Today, we got another quarterly update for the much-anticipated dungeon crawler Diablo IV . In this update, the Blizzard team decided to focus on work-in-progress character customisation, enemy design and more.
The team say their goal was to make the characters in Diablo IV look as artistic and as hand-crafted as possible using the latest tools and techniques but at the same time, the devs were also concerned that using the latest tech would make the design look generic.
Blizzard also worked hard to make massive improvements to the level of detail, the surfacing of complex materials like skin, cloth simulation, hair, fur, metal, even down to the details of the highlights of the eyes and rivulets of perspiration.
In the screenshot above, Blizzard showcase what they call the Lair scene, where players will get to customize the look of their character via the new Wardrobe system that allows you to mix and match hundreds of armour components unique to your class, including a custom colour palettes. That's a lot of options that should allow players to create many unique characters. It's safe to say that we won't be seeing a lot of identical designs in the game.
On top of this, Blizzard promise various hairstyles, facial hair options, jewellery, makeup, and body markings like tattoos or body war paint. We also have a screenshot showcasing these. Check it out below:
And lastly, we got to see some brand new animations for each class as well as monsters. It's safe to say that the team made some big progress on this front.
Diablo IV does not have a release but we expect it in late 2022. The game is set to launch on Xbox One, PC and PS4. Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions are yet to be confirmed but you can bet they are coming.