> News > PC

Diablo 4 reveals Necromancer, details on customisation and open world

At the 2022 Xbox showcase, Blizzard revealed the Necromancer class for Diablo 4, and shared more details about its open world mechanics.
diablo 4 release date

At the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda showcase, Blizzard Entertainment revealed the fifth and final character class for its upcoming action RPG Diablo 4 – the Necromancer. In a moody trailer, a very Marilyn Manson-looking Necromancer chops off a head and raises an army of skeletons.

Take a look below:

Blizzard also used the showcase to deliver a new trailer for the game focussing on the Xbox Series X version of Diablo 4 – a trailer that also detailed a number of the upcoming title’s new gameplay features. There was a spotlight on character customisation (something new to the series as of Diablo Immortal), as well as the new open world structure.

The gameplay trailer showed off mechanics like reclaiming portions of the open world from enemies to turn into new towns and dungeons, as well as shared-instance world events and boss fights that can be taken on with other players. The emphasis was on a more social Diablo game, something also seen introduced in Diablo Immortal.

It was also revealed that Diablo 4 will feature crossplay across Xbox and PC. The game will be available in 2023.

Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran