Diablo Immortal Streamers Are Quitting the Game

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It was always inevitable that Diablo Immortal's momentum would lose steam. There was no way that the mobile version of Diablo would be able to maintain the highs it saw off of a wave of controversy and media attention. Yet it's certainly surprising to see just how quickly Diablo Immortal's popularity has fallen, at least with regard to popular streamer support and Twitch viewership. The past week has seen yet more big Diablo Immortal streamers deciding to step away from the game.

Perhaps the most significant departure from the Diablo Immortal streaming community is Quin69. Some may recall Quin69 as the unfortunate soul that decided to continue spending money on Diablo Immortal until he acquired a 5-star gem drop. Quin69 spent $16,000 on Diablo Immortal microtransactions before he got his drop. In celebration, he then deleted his character. He also had some extreme criticism for Diablo Immortal and encouraged his viewers to delete their accounts.

Another significant departure from the Diablo Immortal scene is YouTuber wudijo. The YouTuber is known to be a major content creator in the Diablo scene with hundreds of videos tied to Diablo 3, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and other ARPGs. The content creator made a lengthy video breaking down his thoughts on Diablo Immortal from the game's announcement. The simplest way to describe wudijo's thoughts, in his own words, is that Diablo Immortal was always going to be a "short-term game."



Twitch viewership overall has dramatically fallen for Diablo Immortal, too. Peak viewers at the height of Diablo Immortal's popularity was nearly 224,000 Twitch users across 2,700 channels. That was on June 2, the game's launch date. Now, a month later, and daily Twitch peak viewership is struggling to reach 2,000 viewers across 130 accounts. That isn't just below Diablo 2 and Diablo 3, but nearly the 500th-ranked game on Twitch.

While many Diablo fans may consider Diablo Immortal's fall in popularity karmic due to the negative reception to the game's monetization, it's hard to argue that the game didn't make the most of its success. Some reports indicate the Diablo Immortal made as much as $24 million in its first several weeks. Twitch and YouTube streamers spent thousands of dollars on Diablo Immortal and drew significant amounts of attention to it.

Streamers may have fallen out of love with Diablo Immortal, but that doesn't mean that the game isn't still successful. It's entirely possible that the ARPG continues to have a vibrant community of players and big spenders. Time will be the ultimate judge of Diablo Immortal.

Diablo Immortal is available now on PC and mobile devices.

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JOEYKMODSPosted:

streamers were saying this for a while now and its no surprise

CalicoReidsoPosted:

It took them long enough to realize

RuntsPosted:

Ya there a little late on that lol


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