Fans of Diablo 4 may be enjoying Blizzard’s latest hack and slash RPG to bits, even despite some controversies, but they are surely looking forward to additional content and the pretty much inevitable Diablo 5. But since Diablo 3 launched in 2012 and Diablo 4 released in 2023, the thought of waiting an entire decade for a new game is a scary idea, even if it still manages to be more reasonable than a little something called Half-Life 3. But don’t fret, as Diablo 5 won’t be as long in development, the wait is going to be shorter.
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At least, that is the message that Blizzard Entertainment’s President Mike Ybarra shared recently on Twitter. Here is what he had to say:
Thanks @DMC_Ryan – we’re glad you liked it. And going forward, you won’t have to wait so long between titles. We have a lot more coming to Diablo 4 and beyond!
— Mike Ybarra (@Qwik) August 14, 2023
While it would have been terrific to read some details on this statement, it’s easy to understand that future Diablo 4 content and Diablo 5 won’t take such a long time as before. This could be majorly due to the overwhelming reception to Diablo 4, proving that Blizzard still has the chops and that players aren’t afraid to vote with their wallets, with the first five days bringing in over $666 million in sales – quite a remarkable coincidence for a game with a hellish theme.
If you haven’t played Diablo 4, go read our review here where we state, “Do yourself a favor: ditch your reservations and step into Sanctuary as soon as you can. It’s likely going to be literal hell during the launch queues, but you’ll have a beautifully grim and visceral adventure ahead, one where every leveling up sound will feel like music to your ears.”