Blizzard asks you to temper your Diablo expectations for BlizzCon 2018

The company claims to be working on multiple Diablo projects but that they will take a long time to be shared publicly.


BlizzCon, the yearly gathering that celebrates all things Blizzard, is nearly upon us. The festivities kick off on November 2 and many excited fans have been hoping for Blizzard to take the wraps off of its long-rumored follow up to DIablo 3. In a short post on the official Diablo blog, Blizzard explains that they have several Diablo projects in the works, but that fans should not expect a big reveal at the convention.

“We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer,” Blizzard explained in the blog post. “We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror. While we won’t be ready to announce all of our projects, we do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show.”

The blog post emphasizes the impending release of the Diablo 3: Eternal Edition on Nintendo Switch and how its release lines up with the first day of BlizzCon. Waiting for more Diablo should be pretty much expected from fans of the franchise. Nearly twelve years passed between the release of Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. As it has only been six years since Diablo 3, maybe we are already halfway there?

For Diablo fans interested in picking up a virtual ticket to BlizzCon this year, the developer is offering a Diablo-themed Overwatch skin that comes with the $49.99 ticket. You can grab one of these tickets at the BlizzCon website now.

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    October 18, 2018 11:20 AM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Blizzard asks you to temper your Diablo expectations for BlizzCon 2018

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      October 18, 2018 12:01 PM

      They posted that video of the light switch on the night light shaped like Diablo and people thought it meant Diablo III was coming to the Nintendo Switch. They said no, it wasn’t, they just made the video for fun. Then months later Diablo III was announced for Nintendo Switch.

      So by that infallible logic, Diablo IV is definitely going to be unveiled at BlizzCon.

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        October 18, 2018 1:09 PM

        Not Diablo IV, Diablo 4k. $60 to get Diablo 3 and all the expansions with upgraded 4K-optimized graphics!

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          October 18, 2018 2:26 PM

          With improved 4D auction house

    • DM7 legacy 10 years
      October 18, 2018 12:19 PM

      Disappointment is all I know so this isn’t new as a Diablo fan. :(

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      October 18, 2018 12:20 PM

      Warcraft 4 confirmed!!

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      October 18, 2018 12:38 PM

      I guess I'll pass on the Virtual Ticket this year. I'm pretty bummed about where they're at as a company right now.

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      October 18, 2018 1:03 PM


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      October 18, 2018 1:12 PM

      The actual quote doesn't sound THAT bad, just maybe not all the news will be revealed at this Blizzcon. Sounds like they are working on a lot of Diablo stuff!

      • Zek legacy 10 years
        October 18, 2018 3:18 PM

        “We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer,”

        I think this quote strongly implies a D4 or something like that being in the works, but definitely not being announced at Blizzcon. They're just trying to get the internet rage out of the way now so it doesn't interfere with the show hype.

        They do still have a "What's next" panel for Diablo so maybe they'll talk about one last D3 patch or something. Some are still speculating a D2 Remaster will be announced but I think even that is optimistic.

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      October 18, 2018 1:14 PM

      DIablo 3 ported to ports. actual ports. stick your finger in any port and experience Diablo.

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      October 18, 2018 2:06 PM

      :-( . Tempered

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      October 18, 2018 3:59 PM

      Maybe they are just saying this to blow our minds even more with Diablo 4 annoucement

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      October 18, 2018 4:25 PM

      Well shit, I wonder if I can cancel my virtual ticket then.. Really the only reason I got it this year... :(

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      October 18, 2018 5:18 PM

      It's reverse psychology to make the actual reveal even more exciting! Marvelous work, Blizzard!!!

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      October 18, 2018 7:10 PM

      Temper expectations? Temper? You temper metals. Gold is a 4 has gone gold!

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      October 18, 2018 9:37 PM

      god damn it. that's the only thing I want from them. Maybe they're faking us out

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      October 18, 2018 11:08 PM

      How about free Reaper of Souls with purchase of Diablo 4?

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      October 19, 2018 4:41 AM

      My expectations were tempered years ago when I came to the conclusion Blizzard will never be able to make an ARPG half as fun or in depth as Path of Exile.

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