The old guard has slowly but surely been departing Blizzard and today the one and only Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has decided to call it a day after twenty-eight years of fantastic service.
This year is turning out to be a particularly bad one for Diablo clones on mobile devices, which anyone who saw the terrible reception Diablo Immortal’s announcement got at BlizzCon 2018 probably could have guessed. But Tencent, the biggest video game company in China (and perhaps the world) learned this the hard way when it released the mobile action RPG Raziel in China.
The original Diablo source code was reverse engineered by a fan last year, creating a version called DevilutionX. This opened up new possibilities for modders who have the skill and motivation to change the game to do so, which includes bringing it to different consoles.
Diablo 2’s 19-year anniversary is upon us. The game that shattered sales records when it launched on June 29, 2000 and it went on to leave an everlasting impression on the gaming industry. To help mark the anniversary of this seminal game, we spoke with David Craddock, author of the upcoming book, “Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II.”
It’s no big secret that Blizzard ends up killing about half its games before they ever see the light of day. That amounts to 14 titles to date, most of which fans never hear about. Former Blizzard Entertainment head and co-founder Mike Morhaime opens up about the high cut rate along with the company’s highs and lows while speaking at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, where is being honored.
In a new article that’s popped up on French publication Le Monde covering layoffs at Blizzard in Paris, there’s a side mention that Diablo 4 has apparently been shown to employees.
The Official Diablo 3 Forums on Battlenet are migrating over to new forum software. Just like WoW and Overwatch have already done.
Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo announced a partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to launch a line of graphic t-shirts inspired by games such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.
GOG is continuing to release the Diablo classics and today the Hellfire expansion has been released which will please fans who have not been able to get their hands in the expansion easily over the years.
The 2D side-scrolling action role-playing game It Lurks Below finally released after a year in Early Access, and it is available now on Steam. This retro-style dungeon crawler is developed by David Brevik, co-founder of and once president of Blizzard North, who worked on the first two Diablo games, and you can see the influences.
Blizzard Entertainment co-founder Mike Morhaime will be presented with the 2019 Honor Award at the Gamelab Barcelona event in Spain. According to a press release, the award is being given for “his successful career in gaming and his key role in the creation of some of the most groundbreaking and influential interactive universes of all-time.”
The response from fans when Diablo: Immortal was revealed at BlizzCon 2018 was chilly, to say the least. The company’s response to widespread backlash from the community didn’t help things much either. But Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack said that the company learned a lot from the incident.
It was seven years ago today that Diablo 3 was finally released and what a wild ride that day was for fans who had been waiting so long for the return of the franchise.
In a new interview, the Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack discusses numerous Blizzard topics and touches on what’s in store for the Diablo franchise.
Ahead of Season 17, the Diablo 3 patch 2.6.5 has now gone live in the US. Read on for all the notes in case you’ve not been following the PTR.
This update brings the new Torment difficulties, quality of life improvements including search in the stash, Death’s Breath dropping in Hpordric Caches and more, a new potion, and more. Here’s everything in detail along with the developer notes.
Season 17 will kick off on 17 May so now’s the time to get used to the changes before that starts.