Blizzard denies it was going to show Diablo 4 at BlizzCon

Todd Singleton
November 8, 2018

First off, I'm still adamant that if Blizzard's fanbase wanted to see one game announced to close the important keynote address, a mobile ARPG that looks like a NetEase clone of the source material it emulates, is not what anybody wanted. Diablo is a tentpole franchise for us. And Blizzard's response has been to reassure fans that it is now working on multiple projects.

Posting on Reddit , Diablo fan borbach highlighted that Diablo Immortal's cinematic trailer mysteriously jumped from 311 thousand dislikes to 215 thousand dislikes, while the likes had only crawled up by 300.

KitGuru Says: If the Diablo 4 announcement was in fact pulled just a few weeks before Blizzcon, then I imagine there are some development issues going on.

According to the social media statistics website Social Blade, the Diablo: Immortal trailer now displays engagement numbers that are wildly different from screenshots taken by other users. Blizzard said that this new MMORPG will allow you to be in one of the very iconic six classes.

In the comments below, we want to know if you are excited for Diablo Immortal to come to both iOS and Android. While another called it an "absolute slap in the face of all the fans who stuck with blizzard through the mess that was diablo 3, hoping that we'd finally get a good diablo game".

Blizzard has responded to the backlash.

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Yeah, everything seems bleak at the moment, but Blizzard did say multiple projects are in the works, and they've said it numerous times before, so it's a given that one of these is Diablo IV or another core Diablo game.

Ex-Blizzard employee Mark Kern, who worked as a producer on Diablo 2, has blamed the publisher for the Diablo: Immortal backlash. Younger folks now, many of them, mobile is their primary gaming device. "We've also seen this before".

"We expect Activision Blizzard to outpace its peers with its in-game monetization, and expect dramatic growth in its mobile business as it launches new titles based upon its successful PC and console games", Wedbush wrote. We play board games.

In a very level-headed, not at all out of proportion move, some have even started a petition to have Diablo Immortal cancelled, because if they aren't getting the game they want, no other new game in the series should exist. So I actually think that those two items are being conflated. "So hopefully we'll get there".

What all of this means is that, considering Kotaku's report, a video was created to announce another Diablo project but it is unknown when that announcement will take place.

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