Activision Blizzard recently announced that they would be folding Vicarious Visions, one of its development studios, into Blizzard, the company behind popular franchises like Warcraft and Diablo. Now it seems that one of the projects that the team will be working on is apparently a remake of Diablo 2.
Back in 2018, instead of announcing Diablo 4 like everyone hoped they would, Blizzard instead announced Diablo Immortal, which is essentially a mobile version of Diablo. The game was initially met with a ton of backlash and after about 2 years, it seems that Diablo Immortal is finally in its technical alpha.
Back in 2017, we heard rumors that a Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 remaster could be in the works. Half of the rumor was true as Warcraft 3: Reforged was eventually released, and now it seems that a Diablo 2 remaster could very well be on its way. Interestingly enough, this remaster will not be developed by Blizzard, but by Vicarious Visions, a subsidiary of Activision.
Last year, Blizzard announced Diablo IV, the latest installment in the Diablo franchise. Unlike Diablo 3, where the PC version came out first and the console version followed later, Blizzard revealed that they will be developing both the PC and console version side-by-side, and that it looks like the PC version will support controller gameplay if that’s your preference.
If you’re looking to learn more about the Overwatch and Diablo universes, you might be in luck because those franchises are about to get deeper and more expanded with their own animated series. This is according a recently discovered LinkedIn profile of Nick van Dyk, Activision Blizzard Studios’ co-president.
Over the past few years, Blizzard has introduced remasters of several of its games. This came in the form of a remaster of the original StarCraft and back in 2018, Blizzard announced Warcraft 3: Reforged which is also basically a remaster of the game. We have also heard the rumors that a Diablo 2 remaster could be in the works as well, but maybe not.
Microtransactions have become a very common feature in games these days, and it looks like Blizzard’s upcoming Diablo 4 will not be an exception. During BlizzCon 2019, Twitch streamer Quin69 spoke with the game’s lead designer Joe Shely in which it was revealed that the game will have microtransactions that gamers can look forward to.
When Diablo 4 was announced, it was announced for multiple platforms such as the PC, Xbox One, and the PS4. However, given the current state of Diablo 3 for the console, it was assumed that multiplayer would be separated based on platform, but the good news is that Blizzard is hoping to overcome this.
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.
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.
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.
We have come such a long way in terms of technology, where something that required a lot of resources back then don’t. Take for example Blizzard’s original Diablo game. It was released back in 1996 where it helped popularize the action RPG genre, but fast forward 23 years, you can actually relive the game in your browser.
The current storyline of Blizzard’s Starcraft franchise officially came to a close a couple of years ago. There is no doubt a ton of love for the Starcraft series, and so many are wondering what Blizzard might have planned for the future of the series. It turns out that Blizzard was developing a first-person shooter based on the Starcraft universe.
The original Diablo title from 1996 has a lot of fans and they will be delighted to hear that the game is now available for the first time digitally on GOG.com. They can get the title from there and also choose between two modes. They can choose between the two versions that are now available for download for Windows from GOG.com.
Many fans were livid when Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal which was essentially a mobile version of Diablo. However it seems that back in the day, Blizzard, or to be more specific, Blizzard North, toyed with the idea of creating a Pokemon-like Diablo game for handheld consoles like the Game Boy.
Many gamers are waiting for Blizzard to announce Diablo 4. Last year during BlizzCon there was some hope that the game could be announced, but instead Blizzard launched Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of Diablo that was immediately met with massive backlash from fans who weren’t thrilled by the game.
For the past couple of years, Blizzard has been running an annual event within Diablo 3 known as the “Darkening of Tristram”. Basically this will take players back to Tristram, the town that was in the original Diablo, and let them play through some of the levels, collect gear, and what not. Basically it helps to switch things up in the game which can admittedly get a bit repetitive.
It is safe to say that when Blizzard officially announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of its action RPG, that they did not anticipate that it would receive the amount of backlash it did. Blizzard has since reassured gamers that they still had multiple Diablo projects in the works, and the good news is that we might learn more about it in 2019.
The idea of being able to play a game like Diablo on your phone sounds like an excellent idea on paper, but yet following the official announcement of Diablo Immortal, Blizzard was hit with a ton of backlash from fans who felt “cheated” that the company chose to announce a mobile game instead of Diablo 4.