Blizzard’s Weibo account says Diablo Immortal is in danger of being released in China after insulting Xi Jinping.

Blizzard's Weibo account says Diablo Immortal is in danger of being released in China after insulting Xi Jinping.
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The Chinese version of Diablo Immortal may have a problem after comparing Chinese leader Xi Jinping with Winnie the Pooh on the game’s official Weibo account.

Although Diablo Immortal was released in the United States on June 2, it has not yet been released in China. Now, based on a Weibo post from the game’s official account, it may be a long time before that happens.

According to the translations of the article, the official Diablo Immortal appears to have insulted Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a mixture of epic proportions on his Weibo account.

Diablo Immortal Weibo account mocks Xi Jinping

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Diablo Immortal is reported to have dropped into the boiling water.

“Why (Winnie the Pooh) is still not out of office?” and refers to Winnie the Pooh, to whom Xi has been compared in the past. The Chinese leader does not like these comparisons which led to the banning of various games and media in the past.

On top of the game subreddit, There is an excerpt from a Chinese Diablo fan who provides more context in the article regarding the reported ban.

“A guy on Diablo Immortal’s marketing team (with access to an official social media account) did something very sensitive,” they said. “Now we don’t know if he forgot to change the account or deliberately used the DI’s official account – but the result was that he published the subject of the complaint using the DI’s official account” AYI (meaning Chairman Xi) will fall from the seat? ‘”

The post itself only caught attention when it began to go viral on Weibo, which resulted in severe penalties for Blizzard’s distribution partner in China, NetEase.

“That’s why DI marketing in China has completely shut down and Netease itself has been very affected,” they said. “Rumor has it that Netease will not receive any license for the game to be released for the next three years, but we don’t know if that is true.”

If NetEase fails to publish games over the next three years, it could affect every Blizzard game, not just Diablo Immortal.

“If this is true, it will affect Diablo4, Overwatch 2 and WoW Dragonflight, and may even force Blizzard to change its cooperators on the Chinese mainland,” the Chinese fan continued.

Release of the Immortal It turned out that he was late in Chinabut before Blizzard said it was to “make changes in quality of life” and “optimize” the game.

There is no official confirmation that the game is completely banned in China, but now the “surprise” delay after the publication of this post on Weibo is not so much a surprise.

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