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In a recent financial call from Activision, the company revealed that they have no plans to release Overwatch 2 or Diablo 4 in 2021. Since neither game had an official release date set just yet, it’s technically not a delay, but it will surely disappoint a few eager fans hoping they would see either this year.
Blizzard is working away at getting Diablo 4 to be as best as it can be, clearly taking feedback from the fans and implementing them into the newest instalment of the franchise. In their first quarterly update they have revealed many of the changes that they will be adding to the game, including changes to the UI design, controller support, Co-op and a quick teaser trailer for the Cannibal Monster Family.
Gears of War 5 maestro Rod Fergusson, studio head at The Coalition, has announced he’s leaving Microsoft and will be joining Blizzard to head up development of the Diablo franchise.
This is probably going to sound hideous to some folks but there’s a fairly substantial rumour doing the rounds that Blizzard was working on Diablo 2 Remastered, and that this remaster has been cancelled.
Diablo 4 is being built with expansions in mind and will have in-game purchases for cosmetic items only, according to Joe Shelly, Lead Designer over at Diablo 4. Joe handles "combat systems, encounters and dungeons" in Diablo 4.
It’s been the world’s worst kept secret but Diablo 4 was finally announced on Friday evening. We’ve been hanging on for a sequel for more than seven years now, and if Blizzard was aiming to find a way to quell any potential BlizzCon protests, dropping a stunning gameplay trailer for Diablo 4 was a surefire way to do it.
BlizzCon 2019 is shaping up to one heck of an event. I’m probably not alone in saying I haven’t looked forward to a BlizzCon this much since, well, forever. Who knew the games would end up becoming secondary entertainment at a gaming conference? 
It’s increasingly looking as if Diablo 4 is a done deal now. The rumours have been whirling for a good few years but BlizzCon 2019 is almost assuredly the date when it becomes official. BlizzCon takes place over the weekend of November 1-2.
Blizzard currently has a grand total of eight job listings open for positions related to an “unannounced project” within the Diablo franchise. There’s already one announced project, Diablo Immortal, so the natural suspicion is this, in fact, Diablo 4.
Unsurprisingly, Diablo 4’s history is long and troubled. If we can even call it Diablo 4. This is one particular project that sounds as if it’s been chopped and changed, canceled and restarted, splintering off into different directions as Blizzard tries to understand what a Diablo 3 sequel would even look like.
If you have even a cursory interest in Blizzard and the Diablo series, you’ll be all too aware of the storm of controversy that blew up during BlizzCon 2018 over the weekend. Blizzard ended its opening keynote for the event with the reveal of Diablo Immortal, a new mobile Diablo game developed in conjunction with NetEase.