Diablo 4 lets you completely visually customize your character for the first time in the series, from hair and eye color to facial hair, jewelry, tattoos, and more. You will also have complete control over the color of your armor thanks to the new dye system.
In the new Diablo 4 quarterly update released by Blizzard, the game’s art department has revealed several new details. Among them, new character customization features have been revealed. Historically, players have had very little choice in how their character would look, but Diablo 4 will allow for completely RPG-style customization.
“You can change your character’s face, hairstyle, facial hair (beards and eyebrows), as well as add jewelry (nose piercings or earrings), makeup and body marks such as tattoos or body paint,” explained Arno Kotelnikoff , lead character artist in Diablo 4. “You can also change the color of your character’s skin, eyes, hair / facial hair, and body markings. Some elements will depend on the class to maintain the uniqueness of the classes. backgrounds, but many of them will be split between classes, giving more room for mixing and matching. “
Game Director Luis Barriga stresses the importance of distinctive classes and monsters, while Müller emphasizes the balance of realism and clarity that an isometric RPG like this requires. The main goal was to bring the detail and “warm quality” of Diablo 3 cinematography to the real-time gameplay, which required a “complete overhaul” of the game’s art pipeline.
Character customization was one of the biggest challenges, according to Mueller.
“We’ve dramatically improved the level of detail, covering complex materials like leather, fabric styling, hair, fur, metal, down to glare and sweat detail,” he explains. “We created a robust character customization system that is completely new to Diablo, and it was an overwhelming amount of technical character work. These solutions had to work not only for one character, but for hundreds of composite armor sets, different body types, dozens of unique personalities and completely unique art for five different classes (to begin with). “