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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldkil View Post
    D4 has been in the works from when RoS was released, if i have to go with the Kotaku article. However it went at least 2 reboots - they had a tentative soulslike thing going but it wasn't something feasible (and i'm fine with Blizzard NOT doing a soulslike) and another try before getting to the one we have seen at Blizzcon. Reason why in 2018 it got pulled just before Blizzcon, because it wasn't ready to be shown.

    While there's definitely material to work with, they need to do a lot still. Especially since the scale of the game is much bigger than the old ones and they have to fill up the world with meaningful stuff.
    Thought it was only one each time. D3 when they let Brevik go and D4 went from Hades in 2014 to Fernis in 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knaar View Post
    I find funny the people saying that blizzard just started working on D4 "recently" when we've seen jobs opening related to Diablo poping up for the last 5 years (and dont talk about diablo immortal, it's netease that deal with most of it).
    D3 was released 4 years after it announcement was made and we also know it took them 10 years from start to release.

    D4 announced in 2019, 3 years to be kind, i dont see D4 out before late 2021 at best.
    The current iteration started in 2016. It could be a holiday 2020 giving it a full 4.5 years of work, much of it started from project Hades, engine, art, and etc.. I am with you, I thin late Q1-Q2 2021.

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by Knaar View Post
    So exactly the same with what happened with D3, getting scrapped multiple time over..... given past performance, im not sure it's a good thing ^^'
    That's kinda game dev in a nutshell, it's quite rare when trying to create a new experience that it doesn't get scrapped multiple times over. Scrapped doesn't mean that everything worked on has been binned, it just means taking what assets you've made and going back to the drawing board with them.

  3. #203
    My guess is early/mid 2020.

  4. #204
    Quote Originally Posted by Fitsu View Post
    That's kinda game dev in a nutshell, it's quite rare when trying to create a new experience that it doesn't get scrapped multiple times over. Scrapped doesn't mean that everything worked on has been binned, it just means taking what assets you've made and going back to the drawing board with them.
    I'm just surprised with how widespread this is in game development that people still don't seem to understand this is truly the norm. With D3, they fired a team and went with something more modern instead of basically making a slightly better rezzed D2 if you look at the screens from early D3 it looked like shit even for back in the early 2000s. We would have ended up with a Diablo version of Marvel Heroes, which was a shit game IMO. That is what D3 was supposed to be. From the Blizzard North guys who wanted the original to be turn based and had no idea why they put a stamina bar in D2.

    With D4, they were originally going for a more classic 3rd person perspective, rumored to be a souls like experience in the Diablo world. Thankfully that got canned for a more traditional isometric ARPG.

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    Pretty sure it's coming out before 2022. 2 years for a big company like Blizzard is a lot of time. It's not like they have 5 guys working on the game.
    How much of the world is completed we don't know, but we know they have the basics and the idea where they want to go with the game done.
    After that, it's just adding new stuff.

  6. #206
    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    Pretty sure it's coming out before 2022. 2 years for a big company like Blizzard is a lot of time. It's not like they have 5 guys working on the game.
    How much of the world is completed we don't know, but we know they have the basics and the idea where they want to go with the game done.
    After that, it's just adding new stuff.
    I'm pretty sure the world and main story arc is complete. I think they have tons of systems to finalize and balance.

  7. #207
    The game will release on the day that satan rises from the ashes and diablos all of you in the ass of grapes, you know get graped since its fate in the home of peanut butter and jam sliding like lube on the fleshlight

    Infracted.
    Last edited by Coldkil; 2020-01-15 at 06:20 AM.

  8. #208
    They said not even blizzard soon.. so i expect 2021 or 22

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