In November 2018, Lead Game Designer Wyatt Cheng stepped forward on stage, clad in Diablo merchandise to a rapturous reception from fans at that year’s BlizzCon, raising hopes of a long-awaited sequel to 2012’s Diablo III.
As it turned out, the audience was in for a slightly giddy pitch for a limp sounding multiplayer mobile game. It’s fair to say those in attendance were less than impressed, evidenced by a hostile question and answer session, and general widespread heckling that quickly went viral.
Now, the game is still in development, and tech demos are only just emerging on YouTube, but with the disastrous announcement already so firmly etched into gaming folklore, it would have to be an absolute masterpiece, beyond anything we’ve ever seen on the platform, in order to turn around the lack of goodwill towards the title.
This raises the question: what are some other great gaming franchises that have already fallen foul of the fans by releasing a mobile title that was a not up to the standard of the series, or with an uninspired cash grab to exploit an existing market desperate for a new major release?
Here are the 10 most despised mobile titles from otherwise brilliant lines of games.