Diablo 4 Unlikely to be a BlizzCon Announcement Based on Blizzard Statement


In order to temper excitement for some kind of big reveal at BlizzCon this year, Blizzard has issued a statement regarding what to expect at this year’s show.

The BlizzCon schedule was an indication that Blizzard might not be sharing much Diablo news again this year and this statement below pretty much confirms that. Some news will be shared but probably nothing major. Still, a Diablo 2 remaster would be nice.

Perhaps Blizzard is tempering expectations because they will tease something major which would be sneaky. After all, they won’t want to get caught out like they were with the Diablo 3 announcement where we knew in advance they were going to announce it. We shall find out soon enough, but let’s hope there is at least something of substance and this year won’t be another complete disappointment for the Diablo community.

Best keep an eye on that Diablo panel in the schedule for any follow-up discussion after the opening ceremony.

BlizzCon 2018 is almost here and we’ve seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show. These are very exciting times—we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right.

We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that “good things come to those who wait,” but evil things often take longer. We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror.

While we won’t be ready to announce all of our projects, we do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show.

November 2 will be an especially diabolical date—not only is it the first day of BlizzCon, it’s also when Diablo III arrives on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re planning to pick up the game (the digital download will be available starting at midnight on launch day) and are joining us in Anaheim, be sure to bring your console. We’d love to slay some demons with you on the show floor.

Again, we want to thank you for your patience and support. We are eternally grateful to you and the millions of other Diablo fans around the world whose passion for this franchise inspires us and keeps our fires burning.

We’ll see you in hell . . . and at BlizzCon!

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  1. I truly don’t understand the reluctance of major game developers to cash in on their insanely popular series. It’s been six years since Diablo 3 was released, seven since Skyrim. The sequels are still years away. Nobody wants annual installments, but surely they can do better than that.

    That said, I would be more than happy with a thorough remake of Diablo 2. Not just a high-res remaster, but something that adds a bunch of gameplay options as well so it’s not just the same old runs.

    • And of course who could forget the “Remember that PvP arena everyone loved the shit out of at Blizzcon!? Well GREAT news, it’s out the game! Instead we’re adding in an Auction House, so now you can pay real money or gold for what was free in D2!” It’s like Subway trying to sell you the idea of $5 foot longs for $6 and it being a good thing for you.

  2. And…I’m drinking a lot again.

  3. And I hope they won’t announce D4 this year. Looking at their recruitment for the past year I assume they are still at least 2-3 years before Diablo 4 would be realsed. And I personally don’t want the same thing that happen with D3 where they announced it 4(!!!) years before release, and during the time they kept announcing which features would not get to the final game.

    I so hope they will announce D4 6 months (Blizzcon 2020?) before release instead of the shitshow that were those years before D3 release.

    • D3 was a disaster from the start. Announced, years of little to no info until a few months before beta, then the game was suddenly nothing like the announcement video, Online Only Auction House ridden no arena PoS. Launched and nobody could even log into the trash. A year of having to listen to blues telling us how the game is playing the way they intended and everything is perfectly peachy we’re just a bunch of entitled fools who don’t know Diablo before any meaningful patches that addressed the mountain of bugs and shitty gameplay started to appear. Ended up with that garbage build where you would get 5 stacks of some shitty buff to magic find from killing elite packs or opening resplendent chests. Sadly that was probably the best build in D3 history and the pinnacle of the game. Then we get RoS hype and knee jerk removal of the AH and all meaningful trading. Then the Greater rift shit storm with needing to farm keys from the trials for a year or more before they finally listen and remove that crap from the game. Yeah, D3 is a trail of blood and tears to get it to it’s present shitty state. The only way a D4 stands any chance of not sucking the big one is if literally everyone who had anything to do with D3 (except the animators and programmers) has nothing to do with D4. I think by far the best news Diablo as a franchise can get now is if they announce the remake of D2. That’s obviously a game we all know and love so there’s no way they can screw it up.

  4. I personally don’t want the same thing that happen with D3 where they announced it 4(!!!) years before release, and during the time they kept announcing which features would not get to the final game.

    • I knew it was going to be a shit storm when they were so damn quiet. At the same time we were getting videos on builds and stuff of Starcraft 2 every 6 months at least. And then I knew for sure this game was going to suck when the news started coming out and it was all like “good news! Remember the fatalities you liked from the announcement video? Well it’s too hard and complex to implement so we’re not doing it but replacing it with online only play!” And of course who could forget the “Remember that PvP arena everyone loved the shit out of at Blizzcon!? Well GREAT news, it’s out the game! Instead we’re adding in an Auction House, so now you can pay real money or gold for what was free in D2!” It’s like Subway trying to sell you the idea of $5 foot longs for $6 and it being a good thing for you.

  5. Was die erzählen ist eh nur Müll und die Ankündigungen sind Märchen. Sollen mal lieber sich um das kümmern was auf die zukommt . Laufen ja schon 100 Anzeigen wegen Betruges

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