Blizzard denies it cut plans to show Diablo 4 at Blizzcon

Blizzard don't deny the video exists but they do deny that the video was going to be show at Blizzcon after the reveal of Diablo Immortal, which is what Kotaku originally claimed.

At BlizzCon, Blizzard announced that WoW Classic would be coming in summer 2019 (that's winter in the southern hemisphere) and what's more the game would be included in your World of Warcraft subscription.

The majority of the backlash comes from fans who were expecting a fully fledged Diablo title, and not a mobile title. The publisher also confirmed that multiple teams are working on Diablo projects, and they will be announced at the right time. Blizzard has assured fans publicly that it has multiple Diablo games in development.

To not launch a new PC version of a Diablo game is slapping the face of consumers, and the title's more than 20 year legacy.

The next expansion for the game will be Rastakhan's Rumble and we were given a great cinematic to announce the expansion. The story takes place between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3.

"We know our audience here is passionately PC- and console-focused", Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham said speaking to Kotaku, clearly having not read PCGamesInsider.biz's thoughts on "passion".

If you haven't clicked the link yet: Rather than the site directing you to any official/fan-made Diablo site, it sends users straight to its gaming equivalent, Path of Exile. It is speculated that Blizzard might have avoided the decline in stock price, and angering fans if it had simply offered a teaser or glimpse at Diablo 4, which it said is still in development. "So it's us taking inspiration from some of the work they've done already". Following the game release this past weekend at the Blizzcon event, many fans have reacted negatively to the announcement as they were expecting a major installment to the franchise.

In other words, the plan was always to end the show with Diablo Immortal. One of them is the game that fans are waiting for, and it was almost announced last week.

Diablo fans hoping to get a glimpse of Diablo IV at this year's BlizzCon did not react well after the developer unveiled the mobile-exclusive Diablo Immortal on Friday.

  • Arturo Norris