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.

19

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.

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

From The Chatty

  • reply
    October 18, 2018 11:20 AM

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

    • reply
      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.

      • reply
        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!

        • reply
          October 18, 2018 2:26 PM

          With improved 4D auction house

    • DM7
      reply
      October 18, 2018 12:19 PM

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

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 12:20 PM

      Warcraft 4 confirmed!!

    • reply
      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.

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 1:03 PM

      I swear to god if they release a Diablo card game or something stupid, I am going to fucking cut my nose off live on Twitch.

      What the fuck is their problem? Diablo is a massive franchise, it does incredibly well, and Path of Exile shows that you can give a fucking game away for free and still make a bundle on stupid things like cosmetics and stash tabs.

      God dammit - WHERE IS MY DIABLO 4 OR DIABLO 3 EXPANSIONS AT?!? COME ON DUDE! Stop working on fucking WoW and get cranking on Diablo!

      • reply
        October 18, 2018 2:30 PM

        You guys are tagging this because you want to see me cut my nose off. God dammit. Maybe I can get a free nose job out of it from some charity or something afterwards. Or one of those neat snap on noses.

      • reply
        October 18, 2018 5:06 PM

        We know they’re working on D4. If there’s nothing to show then what do you want from them?

        • reply
          October 18, 2018 7:28 PM

          THEY ARE PLAYING WITH OUR EMOTIONS

      • reply
        October 18, 2018 11:12 PM

        Looks like you didn't even need to post that suggestion thread!

    • reply
      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
        reply
        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.

        • reply
          October 18, 2018 4:09 PM

          I just want concept art or some kind of an announcement that they're doing more than just a Switch port and remastering Diablo 2. ANYTHING other than that besides some stupid card game.

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 1:14 PM

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

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 2:06 PM

      :-( . Tempered

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 3:59 PM

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

    • reply
      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... :(

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 5:18 PM

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

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 7:10 PM

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

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 9:37 PM

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

      • reply
        October 19, 2018 5:15 AM

        What if diablo and half life universe were merging and at the show valve and blizzard coannounce Half Life 4: Welcome to Diablo's Lair?

        • reply
          October 19, 2018 5:20 AM

          So the HL writers keep quitting because the Diablo writers are too corny and want to pipe the voice of deccard Cain into the headset of Gordon freeman suit. In hl Gordon doesn't ever talk so Cain is going to be the primary voice the player hears. HL writers go "screw that" and quit.

    • reply
      October 18, 2018 11:08 PM

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

    • reply
      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.