Rumor: Blizzard almost announced Diablo 4 at BlizzCon

That's a lot of dislikes

That's a lot of dislikes

Meanwhile, Blizzard's sister company, video game publisher Activision, timed a free giveaway of sci-fi shooter "Destiny 2" on PC to coincide with Blizzcon. In the face of this controversy, as Blizzard faces a marketing crisis, one upcoming game has already attempted to appeal to frustrated Diablo fans. But rather than remain a celebration of Blizzard's IPs and community, BlizzCon 2018 quickly devolved into a source of frustration for people disappointed by the announcement of Diablo Immortal, a free-to-play game exclusive to mobile platforms. I have no doubt Diablo Immortal will be a big hit and generate tons of revenue via optional in-game purchases, but it's not what fans wanted to see or hear.

If Blizzard had shared a teaser for Diablo 4 at BlizzCon, even a wafer-thin one like a GIF of a flaming "4", Diablo Immortal's reception may have been more positive. Those sources also said that Diablo 4 is now in development, although the team isn't "ready to commit to an announcement" as the game has gone through many big changes over the last four years. The fan backlash against the game was strong enough that Activision Blizzard's stock price was impacted. According to sources who spoke to Kotaku, Blizzard had meant to tease Diablo IV, which is indeed in development, but decided at the last minute they weren't yet ready to commit. The publisher also confirmed that multiple teams are working on Diablo projects, and they will be announced at the right time. A few hours after the original report has been posted online, Blizzard has responded to it, denying that the announcement has been pulled out at the last moment.

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"Diablo fans reacted as though, after a 12-year relationship, Blizzard had taken them out to a candlelit dinner and a long walk upon a moonlit beach, then gifted them a pearl necklace".

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At the same time, though, Diablo Immortal will not affect Diablo IV's development in any way. One of them is the game that fans are waiting for, and it was almost announced last week.

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