Diablo 4 Was Allegedly Going To Be Confirmed At BlizzCon

Bessie Dean
November 6, 2018

While Schreier stood by the facts he heard, he admitted the timing is up for debate. "We had originally reported that it was planned for BlizzCon, but it's possible that those plans were simply discussed and never solidified".

Blizzard's statement also confirmed what the company has said before in that multiple unannounced Diablo projects are being worked on.

However, the plans to tease Diablo 4 were reportedly pulled last minute. But according to one source, because Diablo 4 has changed dramatically in the past four years, the team decided it wasn't ready to announce anything, so the video was removed from the BlizzCon proceedings as recently as October.

Diablo IV is in development and an official confirmation was supposed to happen at BlizzCon 2018, sources tell Kotaku's Jason Schreier. "These are very exciting times-we now have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them. when the time is right", the company said.

In August, Diablo Associate Community Manager, Brandy Camel, said they had numerous Diablo projects that were being worked on. "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".

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A lot of fans don't seem to believe any of this though and have accused Blizzard of trying to deflect attention away from the unpopular Diablo Immortal announcement.

Launched in May 2012, Diablo 3 hasn't seen any new content since 2017, although it's just been made available on the Nintendo Switch, so there's that.

Additional Blizzcon 2018 announcements included "Warcraft III: Reforged", a 2019 remake of the 2002 strategy classic that became a "Dota 2" and "League of Legends" precursor; Ashe, a new character for team action game "Overwatch", as well as a Kellogg's cereal tie-in called Luci-oh's for December; and an expansion called "Rastakhan's Rumble" for digital card game "Hearthstone" on Dec. 4.

Kotaku has updated its story, claiming that the video does exist, but the timeline of Blizzard's announcement isn't clear.

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