There were rumors that come BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard would finally take the wraps off Diablo IV, a game that many thought would be announced last year but was not. Sure enough, the rumors were true because Diablo IV has since been officially announced at the developer’s annual gaming event.
Ahead of BlizzCon 2019, there was a leak suggesting that Blizzard would be announcing a new World of Warcraft expansion, one that could possibly take players back to Icecrown and maybe encounter the Lich King again. It turns out that the rumors were sort of right as Blizzard has since taken the wraps off the Shadowlands expansion.
Overwatch was first released back in 2016 and was Blizzard’s first new IP in a very long time. It looks like Blizzard is definitely not wasting anytime because at BlizzCon 2019, about 3 years after the launch of the first Overwatch game, the developer has announced its sequel in the form of Overwatch 2.
According to mounting evidence, it has been suggested that come BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard will finally be taking the wraps off Diablo IV. The game has been a long time coming considering that Blizzard hasn’t really done much with the franchise in recent years, and following last year’s debacle, we’re sure that many players would be upset if Blizzard were to pull another fast one.
When Blizzard debuted Overwatch, they made a huge showing of it with a very impressive cinematic trailer, where it attempted to provide some backstory on the world of Overwatch and its characters. Over time, as more characters were added to the game, Blizzard also attempted to give each of them a backstory through animated shorts and comics.
Back in 2017, a Goldman Sachs analyst predicted that Blizzard could be launching Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 in 2020. It’s starting to feel like those predictions could be coming true. This is because according to a tweet by streamer Metro, who has in the past been pretty accurate with their leaks, Blizzard could announce the game this year at BlizzCon which means there is a good chance it could […]
BlizzCon is kicking off in November and according to recent speculation, it seems that there is a good chance that Blizzard could be announcing Diablo 4. Whether or not the rumors are true remains to be seen, but it should be pointed out that last year, there were similar rumors only for Blizzard to quash them later.
BlizzCon 2019 will be taking place next month and it is Blizzard’s biggest event of the year. Given that Blizzard typically avoids events like E3, this usually means that BlizzCon will see the company announce new games and expansions and reveal things that they are working on, and it seems that there could be a chance that Diablo 4 might be announced this year.
Ahead of BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard published a blog in which they attempted to temper the expectations of fans who had speculated that a Diablo 4 announcement could be part of the event. However a report from Kotaku later suggested that Blizzard apparently had planned Diablo 4 to be announced, but pulled it at the last minute.
Heading into BlizzCon 2018, there were rumors that Diablo 4 could finally be announced, but a couple of weeks ahead of the event, Blizzard issued a statement that pretty much squashed all hope of Diablo 4 being one of the possible announcements at the event. Instead what we got was Diablo Immortal, a mobile MMORPG version of the franchise.
Whenever Blizzard releases a new World of Warcraft expansion, the content within that expansion is typically staggered. This means that for the most part, the core of the expansion will be released such as all the new quests, zones, races, classes, and so on, but in terms of end-game content like raids, those are usually released in phases.
During BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard officially announced that Overwatch would be getting a new hero in the form of Ashe. They also released an animated short called Reunion in which at the end of the short, it revealed a second hero that had yet to be officially announced. That has since been confirmed to be Echo.
One of the ways that many companies use to try and attract gamers to their games is by removing as many restrictions/hurdles as possible, such as an upfront fee where they are hoping that a free game will make the game more attractive for gamers to pick up. This has worked extremely well for various titles over the years.
Diablo Immortal was officially announced at BlizzCon 2018 over the weekend. For those who missed the news, it is basically an MMORPG designed for mobile devices which would pretty much bring the Diablo hack and slash experience onto our smartphones and tablets. For those wondering about its gameplay, it seems that there will not be an offline mode.