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The Future of Diablo
Blizzard released a video letting the community know that there may be a Diablo announcement later this year.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Greetings heroes, I am community manager Brandy Camel, also known as Nevalistis.
On behalf of the Diablo team welcome back to Sanctuary for our newest season.

For those of you still rocking your heroes in Reaper of Souls, you might have noticed we did something a little bit different for Season 14:Themed Seasons.

The Season of Greed is our first Themed Season and we plan to explore additional themes in the future. If you'd like to know more, click the link in the video description below.

We'd also like to let you know that the forges here at Blizzard are burning hot. And we have multiple Diablo projects in the works. Some of them are going to take longer than others. But... we may have some things to show you later this year.

We hope you stay tuned, while we work to bring these Diablo experiences to life.

None of this would be possible without the support that you have shown us for over 20 years. So whether you first joined us in D3 or you are a seasoned veteran, thank you.

Diablo is, and always will be, part of Blizzard's identity, and we can't wait for the future.
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  1. Ragedaug's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kriegalex View Post
    This here. Absolute truth. I would bet you 100$ the devs on Diablo are super passionate guys being muzzled by stack holders requirements from above. When they released the D1 thingy in D3, you saw how proud they were and everyone hated the patch. Heck, they even said out loud they had to work on their own time to do it.

    If they somehow manage to release something "à la" Hearthstone that brings millions of players back and satisfies the shareholders, they would unlock again the infinite dev money well. I would even go as far as say that the only thing keeping the Diablo franchise alive may be the fact that the original Blizzard guys are still over there in key roles in Blizzard Entertainment. I really hope I'm wrong though as this would look grim for them...
    The "dev" money comes from finding a way to monetize it. Hearthstone and HotS get constant updates because the players are constantly paying into it. Currently Diablo primarily has XPacs and new iterations to fund the franchise. so I wouldn't expect to see a lot of content outside those two requirements. That said, it behooves them to create the new content if players show they are willing to pay for it when it's available.
  1. ManiaCCC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chiddie View Post
    Almost everything apart from story continuation can be done within the current game.
    No, it really can't.
  1. Ragedaug's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chiddie View Post
    Almost everything apart from story continuation can be done within the current game.
    Are you talking new expansions? If not, how do you think it will be funded?
  1. Strawberry's Avatar
    I'd buy a Diablo 3 expansion.
    I'd buy both Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 remakes.
    I'd buy Diablo 4.

    Blizzard can have all my money when it comes to Diablo.
  1. DesMephisto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    I'd buy a Diablo 3 expansion.
    I'd buy both Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 remakes.
    I'd buy Diablo 4.

    Blizzard can have all my money when it comes to Diablo.
    This too is my stance.

    Then again, I don't even like like Diablo 3 and I have all 3 plats for the game on playstation.
  1. Terracresta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Twiztedterry View Post
    She would have been 9 or 10 years old when D2 came out, 10-11 when LOD came out. I was 9-10 when Diablo 1 came out, and I played it...
    Like many who played the old Wolfenstein and Doom games, when they were at that age.
    Hell, I played Ultima 6 on my brothers C64 when I was 10. It uses a text parser where you had to write what you wanted to ask NPCs and it wasn't like modern RPGs, where you can skip the text and run from quest marker to quest marker. Also played it in English, which I just started learning in school back then... (dictionaries ftw! ^^)
  1. Mass Pandemic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by glowpipe View Post
    if that is true. Why did they go into maintanance mode and hardly done jack shit to keep players in d3 if they knew something new was coming to it. Shareholders first. To make them happy they need to sell a lot of copies. You aren't selling a lot of copies to a dead game. If they knew a expansion was coming. They would do what they could to keep as many as possible playing. Instead of basically just giving up on the game like they have done

    Because i imagine they didn't think it was going to take as long as they possibly do now. I've been watching their job openings on their website to see what they've been up to when im bored and if i were to guess it seems they might be re-writing a new engine for diablo which will take quite a while. Diablo 3 looked dated on release , sure they did some cool tricks with the scenes in the back and stuff but i know want the game to look good if my computer can handle it while still keeping it acessible to the people with lower end computers as well. Thats always been blizz's thing but tech has moved ahead so much recently they can do much more. Another thing as well is that diablo besides its expansions dont bring in any money for blizzard like the other games do which is more than likely another factor. Overwatch has their lootboxes , wow has sub fee and shop (cash cow), hearthstone has card packs to buy etc diablo is a one time purchase for everything they release for it.
  1. qndel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by infernity View Post
    if they're just ports, that's crap.
    Nice name you got there
    My diablo 1 mod is called the same lol
  1. MartinHenry's Avatar
    I think that the future is bright of this game and there will always be someone who will play it

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