Blizzard’s not in lock down mode or anything; the CMs made their usual forum posts, and there’s activity on the @diablo Twitter account and the Diablo Facebook page… but not a word about that Reaper of Souls teaser image. Blizzard knows it’s public (they posted it on purpose yesterday evening; it’s not a leak or accident) and they’re watching what all the fans and media are saying… but their strategy is to just let us talk and speculate without doing anything to direct the conversation.
No doubt we’ll get more official info soon enough, with Gamescom kicking off next Wednesday and a Blizzard media event scheduled for opening day. We don’t know if any of the Diablo 3 developers are heading to show for a presentation, though I’d bet they are. We do know that Lylirra, our chief liaison and the lead Diablo 3 Community Manager, is attending Gamescom. Just to talk about the Diablo console? I doubt it… but we’ll find out soon enough.
If you want something to commemorate the event, until we get some more new imagery, HolyKnight whipped up a subtle Diablo 3 wallpaper using that new image. Nothing flashy and not even any fiery runes; just the design itself with a bit of a border. Understated and yet intriguing, much like the teaser itself.