Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Report Suggests Diablo 4 Announcement Was Removed from BlizzCon 2018

Playdiablo4.com is a fan-made site that redirects to Path of Exile’s homepage Rumor: Blizzard was going to announce Diablo 4 at BlizzCon but cancelled at the last minute
Freda Brock | 06 November, 2018, 18:40

The new "Diablo Immortal" mobile offering fell short of some fan expectations for the popular desktop games. For most of the weekend, Diablo fans raged online as a result, expressing their anger on YouTube and various forums.

Taking to Twitter to share his thoughts on the Diablo: Immortal backlash Blizzard received during BlizzCon 2018, Kern referred to the game's situation as a "fiasco".

The comment came after the same Kotaku published a story that said Blizzard had recorded a Diablo 4 presentation video featuring co-founder Allen Adham, with the objective of showing it at BlizzCon. Whether or not this video was planned to be shown at BlizzCon is in question, but Blizzard said in a statement that it "didn't pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements".

The reactions could have been very different. One of Kotaku's sources said that Blizzard decided it wasn't ready to commit to the announcement because development is still in a state of flux, and the game may continue to change as it progresses.

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But for reasons unknown, the plan changed a couple of weeks prior to BlizzCon, and the Diablo 4 reveal was scrapped.

Activision Blizzard and NetEase didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. 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". The publisher also confirmed that multiple teams are working on Diablo projects, and they will be announced at the right time.

According to Kotaku, two people familiar with Blizzard's plans said after the announcement of Diablo: Immortal, a video was going to pop up in which co-founder Allen Adham would tell the audience that Diablo 4 was in development. Since then, new updates have been scarce, with an occasional new content patch arriving sporadically and a Necromancer character pack hitting in 2017.

So, upon the unexpected announcement of Diablo Immortal, fans lost their collective shit. One of them is the game that fans are waiting for, and it was almost announced last week.

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