Diablo III Sequels Slipped by Activision Blizzard

The latest Activision Blizzard 10-K Annual report slipped in plural that Blizzard Entertainment has further plans for the future of the Diablo franchise. Some fans might argue they probably meant they are planning Diablo III expansions, but if this was the case why call them sequels instead of expansions?

In the very same paragraph they refer to plans for expansions to the “World of Warcraft” franchise, but refer to [sequels] to the Diablo franchise. You can read further in our IncGamers site where we got an official statement from Blizzard Entertainment before posting the article.

The Activision Blizzard 10-K Annual Report’s paragraph that ignited passions and hype about a possible Diablo IV and V, or even a Diablo MMO says the following:

“Blizzard has released two expansion packs to World of Warcraft; World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade and World o fWarcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. Blizzard is currently developing new games, including a new expansion pack to the World of Warcraft franchise, Cataclysm, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which will be released with the new and improved Battle.net, and [sequels] to the Diablo franchise.”

DiabloWikiBashiok commented on this same report today.

Bashiok: For the Diablo franchise, our full focus is on Diablo III.

They’re utilizing the same strategy with Starcraft in the form of multiple campaigns being sold over time.

Bashiok: EXPANSIONS!? We’re like… money zombies… soulless husk-people with silver dollars for eyes! 😐

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