Blizzard Confirms Development on New Diablo Projects
Months after signs first surfaced that Blizzard had a Diablo development in the works, the publisher confirmed it is expanding the series. The confirmation came in the form of a tweet from the publisher and revealed that multiple Diablo projects are underway.
Blizzard community manager Brandy Camel dropped a video on Twitter to thank Diablo’s many fans over the past 20 years, and hint at the new content to come. Camel mentioned changes coming to Diablo III, such as the use of themes for each season, and said some of the updates will roll out before the end of 2018.
The possibility that new content for the iconic dungeon crawler could be on the way was revealed earlier this year in the form of a job listing for a “dungeon artist.” The listing was posted to Blizzard’s website and clearly stated the position was for work on an as-of-yet unannounced Diablo title.
It was unclear at the time whether that meant an entirely new title, a sequel to Diablo III, or some other form of a game spinoff. According to Camel’s statements, it could be all three.
Another hint at new Diablo content to come came in the form of a gif tweeted by Blizzard in February. The image featured a demonic nightlight switching on and off. Blizzard initially denied rumors that the gif related to the possible release of Diablo III on Nintendo Switch. However, Eurogamer countered saying it’s sources confirmed that a Switch port for Diablo is on the way.