Diablo has been a hot topic for its fans lately. On top of Blizzard Entertainment confirming that several Diablo projects were in development and would be announced later this year, it also confirmed a presentation for BlizzCon 2018. “Diablo: What’s Next” will take place right after the opening ceremony. If that sounds like a big spotlight for the franchise, it most certainly is.
However, in a recent post on the Diablo 3 blog, Blizzard seems to be quelling some of the rumours. It writes, “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.”
It then outlined that Diablo 3: Eternal Collection will be available for the Switch on November 2nd. Those picking up the game, which will be available for digital download at midnight, are invited to bring their consoles to Anaheim for some demon slaying. The real question is: Will Diablo 4, or whatever the next major game is, truly be skipping BlizzCon? Or is Blizzard playing mind games?
We’ll have to wait and find out. However, when Blizzard said that Diablo wouldn’t be present at last year’s BlizzCon, it was serious. So draw your own conclusions.