Diablo 4 Release Date, Rumors, and News
Blizzard seems so reluctant to confirm that Diablo 4 exists, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a multitude of rumors and speculation around the game. “Multiple Diablo products” have been confirmed to be in the works, but whether these include a Diablo 4 remains to be seen. We delve into the rumors and news surrounding the Diablo 4 release date and give you a complete breakdown.
Diablo 4 Release Date
Without confirmation of the game, it’s hard to predict an accurate Diablo 4 release date. We know that Blizzard is working on Diablo-related games, but we still don’t know exactly what this means. We are all pretty disappointed when they announced the mobile game at Blizzcon. But with the promise of multiple products being developed, we would be incredibly surprised if one of them wasn’t a sequel.
Blizzard shared job postings in June 2018, looking for dungeon creators, which is a really good sign. What it does mean though, is that work has only just begun and we’re unlikely to see a finished product anytime soon.
Diablo 4 Rumors
After the large scale loss of jobs at the company in February 2019, Blizzard may have had to put a few projects on hold, or delayed their release. What we hope is that this has only affected smaller, additional content for existing Diablo games, rather than the development of the new title.
We do know that Blizzard decided to stop production on a Starcraft shooter game, and instead turn their attention to Diablo 4 and Overwatch. This is great news for fans of these games, as it means we might get our hands on them earlier than expected. But, with their no-show at GamesCom 2019, we’re still no closer to knowing any kind of release date for Diablo 4.
Diablo 4 Hades & Fenris
The most exciting and detailed rumors come in the form of the two versions of Diablo 4 that are believed to be or have been, in development. The first of these is Diablo 4 Hades. This was modeled after Dark Souls and worked as an over the shoulder classic dungeon crawl game. It would have been an interesting direction for the franchise to go in, but ultimately reports say the game just wasn’t working. Production on Hades was shelved, but we did get Rise of the Necromancer DLC out of it.
The second project is Diablo 4 Fenris. This production is reportedly ongoing and is more of the traditional isometric game design we’re used to with Diablo games. It would take us back to a grittier and darker world without the gaudy colors of Diablo 3. And, while it wouldn’t be an MMO, it would have social areas where players could meet up before playing. If this is all true, it means an exciting game is on the horizon for fans of the earlier, darker Diablo games.
What do you think? Are you excited for a Diablo 4 release? Let us know your thought and speculations in the comments below.