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Diablo 5 Won’t Spend as Long in Development as Diablo 4

Blizzard Entertainment is committing to shorter waits between big entries as it recently stated that Diablo 5 won’t take as long in development as Diablo 4. Apart from the first two games, the Diablo franchise has always been separated by lengthy decade-long development cycles, with Diablo 4 taking around ten years to make too. To ensure that players aren’t kept waiting forever, the company wants to shorten its development periods.

Blizzard president Mika Ybarra recently took to Twitter to thank IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey after he completed Diablo 4. Ybarra added that they “won’t have to wait so long between titles” while stating that there’s a “lot more coming to Diablo 4 and beyond.”

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Diablo 4‘s post-launch support includes endgame and seasonal content every three months (or annual quarter) with promises of new stories, gear and more content being added to the game over time. Back in June, Blizzard also confirmed that two expansions for the game were already in development as well.

However, it’s now possible that Diablo 4 could have a shorter post-launch lifespan than its predecessor as Blizzard seemingly wants to roll out the next Diablo game without taking a decade to develop it. Of course, there are still plenty of stories left to tell in Diablo’s universe and a lot of ways to flesh out the ongoing war between the High Heavens and Burning Hells (while making sure we see more of the Prime Evils and their schemes, of course).

In related news, Diablo 4‘s controversy in the gaming world has been pretty well-documented at this point. Since the launch of season 1, a wave of boycotts hit the game which protested against some of its terrible changes and updates. Everything from the battle pass not rewarding enough currency for player’s to afford the next battle pass to the scummy placement of the “Activate Premium Pass” button on the menu, the game has been under a rain cloud more than the sunlight. Blizzard did admit that the game state is “bad”, so at least it’s self-aware.

Diablo 4 is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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