Blizzard opened Blizzcon 2019 with two big announcements. The first announcement has been rumored for a while now. There were leaks about a possible “Diablo 4,” and it was supposed to be revealed at Blizzcon 2018. But it was forego’ed in favor of a mobile game called “Diablo Immortal.” It was said that the development of Diablo 4 had come to several issues, it was said that it was originally panned out to be a “Dark Souls” type of game where you’d have some kind of challenge with enemies or bosses. It was designed in third person, even. Fans would not take that change with open arms. So, they went back to the drawing board, and not only delayed the announcement of Diablo 4, they also announced the Diablo mobile game as “Diablo Immortal.” As predicted – there was a lot of fan backlash, a lot of controversy. The Blizzard employees responded with PR statements, saying that Diablo Immortal wasn’t the only “Diablo” game in development.
That out of the way… At Blizzcon 2019, Blizzard officially announced Diablo IV, with a reveal…
We don’t know much about the game, other than that according to Luis Barriga, the game is going back to the series’ darker roots. Diablo III was a good game, but it was rough in some places; Gameplay-wise, the game was a little “easy,” the story was a bit bare, was not up to series’ legacy, and it removed a lot of the darker themes that the series was known for. You see that has been rectified with the new trailer of Diablo IV.
Diablo IV is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.