It hasn’t been all bad for Diablo in recent months. Reports of Diablo 4’s troubled development, a cancelled Diablo 3 expansion, and of course, the hugely controversial Diablo Immortal have all become well documented, but recently we also saw the release of Diablo 3: Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch- and as it turns out, that did very well for itself.
So well, in fact, that Blizzard is very much open to future collaborations with Nintendo, and is supposedly actively thinking about bringing new games to the platform. “It’s not ridiculous,” Blizzard president J. Allen Brack told GamesBeat when asked about the possibility of more Blizzard games released on the Switch. “We’d like to have — we think of it as another platform. It has some unique properties that the Xbox and Sony platforms don’t have. Thinking about what games make sense for that type of console is something we’ll never stop doing.”
Brack then went on to talk about the performance of Diablo 3, which Blizzard is “super happy” with, and how Blizzard, owing to their love for the Switch itself, for Nintendo, and for their IP, are pretty big fans of Nintendo themselves.
“We’re super-happy,” he said. “Nintendo’s been a great partner. We’re a fan of that platform, a fan of Nintendo, a fan of the Nintendo IP, a fan of the Switch. It’s a really good platform and it’s really fun to play on. Different games have come about that are good experiences. Part of it is Nintendo love, plus thinking that the Diablo experience would be great on that platform. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I loved it.”
Not too long ago, Blizzard’s plans to hugely expand the Diablo and Warcraft franchises with more new games came to light- perhaps one of those projects might be coming to the Switch as well?
In the same interview, Brack also spoke of the upcoming mobile-exclusive Diablo Immortal, and how it’s trying to appeal to a demographic that’s very different from the fanbase the series typically tackles. Read more on that through here.