Surprise! No Diablo announcements at BlizzCon 2017


Surprise! No Diablo announcements at BlizzCon 2017

Are you surprised? Probably not. Blizzard has confirmed that there will be no Diablo announcements at this year’s BlizzCon.

Blizzard could be working on something new Diablo related but we’re not going to hear about it any time soon. I was kind of hoping for a Diablo 2 remaster announcement but that was wishful thinking. Looks like there will be no need for a virtual ticket this year.

Hey everyone,

BlizzCon draws near, and we wanted to give you an update about Diablo’s presence at the show. Last year at BlizzCon, we kicked off Diablo’s 20th anniversary by announcing the old-school cathedral dungeon (if you missed that the first time around, it’s coming back in January) and unveiling Rise of the Necromancer. This year, we want to give you a heads-up that while Diablo will be on the show floor, we won’t be making any new Diablo announcements. There will be a time for that at some point in the future, but that time is not now.

However, in addition to the special BlizzCon Diablo III in-game reward, we’ll also have Diablo panels for attendees and Virtual Ticket holders, and, as always, we look forward to a weekend filled with fun and revelry with the heroes who call Sanctuary home.

Patch 2.6.1 is on the horizon. Looking beyond that, we’re hard at work on the future of Diablo and exploring what’s next for the franchise. Please be patient. Our passion for Sanctuary burns as bright as the High Heavens and as hot as the Burning Hells—and we’re excited to hunker down and get working!

Until next time,
The Diablo Development Team

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    13 thoughts on “Surprise! No Diablo announcements at BlizzCon 2017

      • a Zombie or Necro Murlock pet. Looks like a mini cosplay Murlock dressed as a Necro to me, but some say it’s a zombie.

    1. lol. I’m just completely done with this company. If you are a diablo fan I recommend you leave and never look back.

      • Why? They basically just confirmed that they are working on Diablo 4 but need time to make sure they do it properly. In its current state the game would be at least a year away from announcing as there would be nothing worth showing.

        Did you even read the entire post?

        • They confirmed no such thing.

          You’re *inferring* that they are working on Diablo 4, but they may not be, or what they’re working on might be in the Diablo world but not an action RPG as per D1/D2, but some other genre mash-up (no, I don’t have any trust in Blizzard to do sensible things any more).

          • That is true. I never really considered that it might not actually be a direct sequel and could be some other product.

            Regardless, recommending that people “leave and never look back” because there is no announcement this year is still colossally stupid.

        • Look at the amount of care and love the other franchises are getting and now look at Diablo. Be delusional all you want.

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