Blizzard Pulled Diablo 4 Announcement From BlizzCon

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Meanwhile, Blizzard's sister company, video game publisher Activision, timed a free giveaway of sci-fi shooter "Destiny 2" on PC to coincide with Blizzcon. The game's cinematic and gameplay trailers were besieged with dislikes on YouTube, and the Diablo subreddit is awash with high-upvote posts calling Immortal "a slap in the face" and accusing Blizzard of being "out of touch with their fans". But according to one source, because Diablo 4 has changed dramatically in the past four years, the team decided it wasn't ready to announce anything, so the video was removed from the BlizzCon proceedings as recently as October.

After the fallout of the Blizzard Immortal announcement, it is now being reported that Blizzard were set to close the show with a Diablo 4 reveal. 'We generally don't comment on rumours or speculation, but we can say that we didn't pull any announcements from Blizzcon this year or have plans for other announcements. "These are very exciting times-we now 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 company said.

Sources claim that Blizzard recorded a video in which co-founder Allen Adham discussed "a new Diablo project", although no footage seems to have been involved - so it'd essentially have been just a name drop.




"Diablo fans reacted as though, after a 12-year relationship, Blizzard had taken them out to a candlelit dinner and a long walk upon a moonlit beach, then gifted them a pearl necklace".

Chinese internet firm Netease, already a domestic partner for several other Blizzard titles, has been involved in the development of "Diablo Immortal", which promises a faithful continuation of the "Diablo" formula. Last Friday, Diablo III also came to the Nintendo Switch. Blizzard has assured fans publicly that it has multiple Diablo games in development.

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.

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