Blizzard Sets the Record Straight on Diablo Rumors

Taking to a blog post on the official Diablo website, Blizzard addresses some of the rumors that have been circulating about the Diablo series.

on October 17, 2018 7:08 PM

BlizzCon 2018 is almost upon us and the rumor mill hasn’t stopped churning. Since releasing the schedule for BlizzCon 2018 earlier this month, rumors of a new Diablo title and a Diablo remake have run rampant around every corner of the internet. After all, BlizzCon’s 2018 schedule places a hearty emphasis on Diablo with panels titled “Diablo: World Q&A” and “Diablo: What’s Next”. 

Taking to a blog post on the official Diablo 3 website, Blizzard issued a statement reminding fans to be patient. “BlizzCon 2018 is almost here and we’ve seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show,” the post begins, adding, “we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right.” The post goes on to state that “‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer.'”

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this statement is the fact that it implies that multiple Diablo projects are currently in production. Back in August, Blizzard released a video stating that it had “multiple Diablo projects in the works.” Of course, one of these projects turned out to be the Diablo III port for the Nintendo Switch. Since Blizzard’s statement from today alludes to “different Diablo projects” and uses the plural “teams,” one can easily conclude that several Diablo projects are still in the works. That being said, the messaging from Blizzard here very much implores fans to temper their expectations about what will be revealed at BlizzCon 2018.

Continuing with the blog post, Blizzard writes, “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.”

You can read Blizzard’s full blog post here. BlizzCon 2018 will begin on November 2 which is, coincidentally, the same day Diablo III will be released on the Nintendo Switch.

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Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.