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Unsurprisingly, Diablo 4’s history is long and troubled. If we can even call it Diablo 4. This is one particular project that sounds as if it’s been chopped and changed, canceled and restarted, splintering off into different directions as Blizzard tries to understand what a Diablo 3 sequel would even look like.
If you have even a cursory interest in Blizzard and the Diablo series, you’ll be all too aware of the storm of controversy that blew up during BlizzCon 2018 over the weekend. Blizzard ended its opening keynote for the event with the reveal of Diablo Immortal, a new mobile Diablo game developed in conjunction with NetEase.
Blizzard is currently hiring for several positions related to its Diablo action-RPG series. Over on Blizzard’s career page, they have a total of nine roles open for aspiring artists, audio technicians, and server experts. The new hires at its Irvine studio points towards the rumoured Diablo 2 HD remaster, or possibly even Diablo 4.
Rumours of Diablo 4 have been gathering steam in recent weeks but Blizzard has just dropped the biggest clue yet. With Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon event just around the corner (kicking off November 4th), Blizzard has been sending out swag bags to a select few folks invited to the event. Inside there’s a die. Although it’s not just any old die, it’s a custom-made D4 four-sided die.
So it’s come round to that time of year again. Grab your Imperius cosplay and your Hearthstone deck, as Blizzard’s yearly BlizzCon bash is just around the corner. The full BlizzCon schedule is out now, providing some tantalising details of what we can expect from the mighty fine, probably bearded (at least in my head) folks at Blizzard, dropping a few potential hints of some Diablo goodness coming our way.
Blizzard is on the hunt for a game director to helm an unannounced project who can “lead the Diablo series into the future.” Whatever your thoughts were on Diablo 3, it sold like gangbusters. And now, two years on from the Reaper of Souls expansion, Blizzard is looking at how to continue its acclaimed action RPG series.