Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Blizzard planned to announce Diablo 4, tease pulled at last minute

Blizzard planned to announce Diablo 4, tease pulled at last minute

Whether or not this video was planned to be shown at BlizzCon is in question, but Blizzard said in a statement that it "didn't pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements". Diablo 4 development was already teased earlier in an official blog post from Blizzard. The iOS and Android game Diablo Immortal will be released on a yet to be confirmed release date.

Those familiar with the situation said the Diablo team wasn't ready to commit to an announcement, since Diablo 4 has changed immensely over the past four years.

Things got a little heated over in the Diablo camp over the weekend.

"Blizzard announced its first mobile-only title on Friday and to say the reaction was negative would be an understatement", Cowen analyst Doug Creutz wrote on Monday.

In the continuing saga of one of the most viral stories in gaming, Blizzard Entertainment has responded to a rumor that Diablo 4 was meant to be announced at BlizzCon 2018 last weekend in addition to the as-yet poorly received Diablo Immortal mobile game.

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In case you missed it, Blizzard closed out its BlizzCon opening ceremony with the reveal of Diablo Immortal, a mobile-only MMO that's not coming to PC.

Rather than publicly address these issues, all the company did was assure its fans that multiple Diablo games are in the works.though at what point they scrap Diablo 4 or announce it officially seems to rest entirely on the company's faith in the product that aims to follow up 2012's Diablo III - good PR be as damned as the games' titular antagonist.

Morgan Stanley's Brian Nowak suggested "Diablo Immortal" could eventually have more than 200 million monthly active users, and that it could generate annual earnings of as much as $2.52 a share. But then fans quickly proved themselves to be that messy bitch who hurls things at their significant other because how dare Blizzard show up with a pearl necklace when it knew they were waiting for a diamond ring.

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