Blizzard hiring Game Director for unannounced Diablo project


blizzard DiabloBlizzard’s job pages have been updated with a new position for Game Director for an unannounced Diablo project.

As with all Blizzard jobs, there’s no real specifics other than they will be required to “lead the Diablo series into the future”. So what does that mean for Josh Mosquiera, and is this for a Diablo 3 expansion or a possible Diablo IV?

It does sound like they are wanting to start afresh which is probably a good idea following the ups and downs of Diablo 3. Take a look at the job requirements after the break and let us know what you think the position is for.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the vision holder for the franchise, setting the creative goals for the team. 
  • Direct game design while successfully partnering with the production director to deliver and maintain an epic gaming experience. 
  • Discuss games with the player community via press announcements, forum posts, interviews, and public appearances. 
  • Maintain an awareness of global player behavior and customs to ensure that design decisions are relevant for international regions. 
  • Coach and guide creative team members toward achieving their career goals. 
  • Establish and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, and foster a culture of success.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Diablo games
  • A minimum of 5 years’ directing video game development 
  • Shipped multiple AAA products as a game director or creative director
  • Outstanding communications and relationship-building skills 
  • Recognized ability to guide and inspire large development teams 
  • Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: programming, art, design, sound, and production 
  • Exhibited ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels of an organization 
  • Great sense for what makes a game fun to play 
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 


UpdateJosh Mosquiera leaves Blizzard

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  1. Looking at the first entry for job responsibilities, this definitely looks like it’s for Diablo 4. I whole heartedly agree that the franchise needs a re-set; the power creep, dependency on 6 piece sets and open-ended greater rift scaling really diminishes the entertainment value of the game. I still play the game but it’s not as fun as it used to be – I don’t think an expansion pack (with more of the same!) will really help this game.

  2. The core of Diablo is and has always been killing monsters to get loot.

    All things Diablo need to be projected through that prism, otherwise you end up with something like Diablo 3.

    Hopefully the new game director will understand that.

  3. In what way is D3 not about killing monsters and getting loot?

  4. I do love diablo 3, but I kinda want it to be more tactical, kinda how they used to describe it back before it was released, and how they are patching it atm, if you use your frost nova on one man, then come up against 12 you might die as your nova would save you otherwise or something. The gameplay of earlier levels is cool without too much twink, where you can fight for ages, not too long, but not insta gib, or group 10000000 men and just fight for ages then complete half a rift. And also so you don’t insta die if you stop hitting with all that LoH or w/e. Something a bit more involved with the creatures you’re killing, rather than the must progress to next level grift and ignoring the monsters and their deaths and stuff. Probably too hard to implement though? Who knows.

  5. It’s “World of Diablo” or other “Sanctuary Online”. I’m calling it now 😉
    More realistically – I wonder if they will continue the story or retcon it to oblivion? Will Deckard Cain do like in that old FPS “Blood”? Will we get to kill Skeleton King the third and Diablo the fourth time? Or will we get the prequel in the times of Uldyssian?

  6. F2P card game for consoles incoming.

    Wonder if it’ll be only PvP w/o any single player at all, like Overwatch.

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