2018 wasn’t a good year for Blizzard with the Diablo Immortal uproar and the subsequent announcement that the company is working on new mobile titles across all of its IPs. Then news surfaced from an interview with Kotaku that Blizzard is reportedly working on not one, but two new Diablo games; Diablo Immortal, and Diablo 4 (under the code name Fenris), and a Pokémon GO-type Warcraft mobile title. In a recent forum post, a Blizzard Community Manager revealed that Blizzard would announce more news about all the upcoming Diablo projects next year.
The forum post titled, “A Quick Word from Blizzard,” continues to try to appease fans after the Diablo Immortal fiasco, but after over 200 pages, all they’re getting from Blizzard is that more news will follow about the Diablo projects.
We continue to read feedback and our internal discussions are ongoing. We have many plans for Diablo across multiple projects which we’ll be revealing over the course of the coming year. We are eager to share more about all of our projects, but some will have to wait as we prefer to show you, rather than tell you, about them. It’s going to take some time as we strive to meet your expectations, but now, more than ever, we are committed to delivering Diablo experiences the community can be proud of.
The above note was written on behalf of “The Diablo Teams” and in hindsight, it would’ve been the wiser thing to explain the situation on stage before the Diablo Immortal announcement. That way fans would have the assurance that Blizzard is working on multiple Diablo projects and that there is still hope for the highly anticipated Diablo 4.
I hope Blizzard doesn’t wait until BlizzCon 2019 which is traditionally in November to reveal more news about Fenris/Diablo 4. E3 2019 is planned for 11-13 June, so I hope Blizzard has something in store for their fans to announce during the event.
PlayStation won’t be there to steal the show, so it’s the first and best opportunity for Blizzard to set the stage for a better year to follow after 2018 ended on such a bad note.