Blizzard planned to announce Diablo 4, tease pulled at last minute

06 November, 2018, 18:40 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Diablo 2 Remastered May Be Announced at Blizz Con 2018 Report

The general sentiment coming out of BlizzCon surrounding Diablo Immortal was negative, and this theoretically presents an optics problem and it likely explains why investors might have been spooked.

The community has been on a wild rampage regarding Diablo Immortal, but the company is betting that the game will be a big hit and some gaming sites had nothing but praise regarding the demo.

Those familiar with the situation said the Diablo team wasn't ready to commit to an announcement, since Diablo 4 has changed immensely over the past four years.

The opening ceremony for this year's BlizzCon concluded with an announcement for Diablo Immortal, a new mobile-only Diablo set between the second and third games.

Activision Blizzard held its annual BlizzCon conference over the weekend, and many gamers hoped that the next major entry in the Diablo franchise would be part of the event.


Update: A representative for Blizzard responded to IGN's request for comment, saying, contrary to today's earlier Kotaku report, that the company "didn't pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements".

The problem, as many see it, is that while Blizzard did advise fans in October to temper their expectations for Diablo at BlizzCon, the studio has also been teasing "multiple Diablo projects" for months. "These are very exciting times-we now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them. when the time is right", the company said. His investigation turned up information that stated a video was recorded in which Blizzard Co-Founder Allen Adham spoke to fans about a new Diablo project.

Diablo III launched in May 2012, and its first and only expansion, Reaper of Souls, followed in March 2014.

And now there's Diablo Immortal, which is still in development for smartphones. One of them is the game that fans are waiting for, and it was almost announced last week. Blizzard is working with NetEase on the development of the game, and NetEase is known for free-to-play games.

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