If you were one of the many Diablo fans left disappointed with last year’s announcement of Diablo Immortal, there may be some good news as according to a recent report, Diablo 4 is currently in full development, and even being shown off internally at Blizzard Entertainment.
A report filed by one of the most respectable media outlets in France, Le Monde focused on Blizzard Europe’s current situation of layoffs. The article is currently behind a paywall, though users over at the Icy-vein forums manage to get a portion of the piece, which touches upon the future of Blizzard.
What about the future? Teams at Blizzard Entertainment have already been presented with the long-awaited Diablo 4 and know that a new Overwatch game is in development. But neither of these two games will be released before 2020, at the very best, and employees at Versailles have no idea if they will still be around when they eventually release. « Activision Blizzard will be making less of a profit, but this will still amount to a lot of profit », says a veteran employee.
It certainly doesn’t sound like we will hear about the title anytime soon, although this piece of news certainly does back up a piece published earlier this month claiming that Blizzard had cancelled their rumored first-person-shooter Starcraft title in favor of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. We also reported back in February that the team behind Diablo was looking to hire more employees, so it’ll be interesting to see how this develops.