Diablo Immortal is not coming to the Netherlands belgium
Blizzard will not release Diablo Immortal in the Netherlands and Belgium. This applies to both the mobile versions and the PC version. According to Blizzard, this is due to "the current operating conditions in these countries." The company is probably referring to legislation regarding loot boxes.
In late April, Blizzard announced that free-to-play game on smartphones and as a beta for PC. After that announcement, it was possible in the Netherlands and Belgium to pre-register in the Apple and Google app stores, but a few days later that was no longer possible.
After questions from Tweakers, the communication manager of Activision-Blizzard Benelux has confirmed that Diablo Immortal will not appear in the Netherlands and Belgium. The game will not be available in these countries through the app stores, nor will it be available for PC through Battle.net. "This is related to the current operating conditions for games in those countries," Blizzard cites as the reason. The communication manager does not want to provide any further substantive comment on this.
It is obvious that Blizzard will not release the game due to legislation against loot boxes in Belgium. The Belgian Gaming Commission has strict rules against loot boxes in games. If they can be bought with money and if chance plays a part in obtaining the content, they are against the gambling law. As a result, many free-to-play games do not appear in Belgium.
It is striking that Blizzard does not release the game in the Netherlands either. According to the Dutch Gaming Authority, a loot box is only a game of chance if its content represents an economic value. That is, it should be possible to trade the virtual content for real money. As far as we know, it is not possible to sell virtual items for money in Diablo Immortal.