Are you a die-hard fan of the Diablo ARPG series? Yes? Well then, here’s some good news for you. Blizzard has a very good possibility for making a new game of the famous franchise.
A batch of new job listings pretty much confirm that a new Diablo is in development, with Blizzard hiring a senior concept artist, a lighting artist, and a senior character artist for an “unnannounced project”. Blizzard pretty much gave it away by explicitly stating that the ideal candidates will be responsible for changing the Diablo universe.
“Blizzard Entertainment is seeking exceptionally skilled and passionate senior concept artists to help drive the vision of characters and world’s in our next hit game! We’re looking for artists that are self-starting, versatile, and enjoy being part of a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate shares our sensibilities, loves dark medieval worlds, and feels there are countless stories left to tell in the Diablo universe!”
So why do we think it’s a new sequel rather than a new Diablo III expansion pack? It’s because a ton of free content updates have been released by Blizzard over the past few months to beef up Diablo 3 on PC and consoles, and after the huge Reaper of Souls expansion, the major consensus is that D3 isn’t getting another add-on. Besides, the company outright says this will be the “next hit game”, so we think it’s Diablo IV.
We might see Activision tease some info at E3 2016, but the list of exhibitors didn’t feature Blizzard, so we might have to wait until Blizzcon 2016, which will be held in November.