What I know of DIII Spoke to a friend at Blizzard a couple of weeks ago. He takes his confidentiality agreement seriously, but was willing to answer general questions. From these I found out the following... There was a company show and tell a couple of weeks ago and it was announced that a new game would be announced at the Paris show, definitely not Starcraft ii or a WOW expansion. It will be from an existing property but will not be an MMO. The next generation MMO they are hiring for is "several years away." I asked him if Blizzard were to do a Diablo III, would they make it first/third person like Hellgate and he said they would stick to what they know is successful. Unless it is a Lost Vikings sequel, I am very confident that Diablo III will be announced in Paris.