Diablo 4. We want it. We need it. We don’t even know what kind of action RPG demonic romp it will be yet, but we just know the time is right. Right?
But this is something made by Blizzard, the game company that doesn’t give a crap about what anyone else thinks about when it should release games. Time is a fiction, mortals. Blizzard releases games when it decides they’ve been polished to perfection.
So after a series of teases and even not-so-subtle mentions that big new Diablo news was coming ‘later this year’, fans were getting excited. I was getting excited. Surely there’s only one kind of big news – the next game in the Diablo series!
More pieces started falling into place. Diablo Community Manager, Brandy Camel, made a video saying that, after Diablo 3 for Switch had been announced, there was more in store for Diablo fans this year. Even more than one project!
Then the Blizzcon schedule was announced. After the opening ceremony, where all the cool new things get announced, what was scheduled for a ‘What’s Next?’ session on the main stage? Diablo.
Surely! This! Is! It!
On The Scrapyard podcast this week, we ran through some fun speculation on what new Diablo could be. Could it go mobile? Could it do Battle Royale? (OK, that second one was more of a joke… but if it did, I bet Blizzard would make it really, really good…)
But then, Blizzard noticed all the hype was getting maybe a little too hype compared to what they were actually ready to show. Given Blizzard’s track record, maybe they even decided they weren’t as ready as they wanted to be and pulled back from showing something they decided wasn’t ready enough yet to show.
Either way, our excitement has been slapped down with the kind of statement that tries to gently tell fans to go find some chill before we get our hearts broken right there at the main event as we hear the actual announcements at Blizzcon.
“We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer. We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror.”
So now we’ve got two weeks to start searching for the positives. We’re not getting Diablo 4. But it can’t only be Diablo 3 on Switch. We already know all about that. So there’s going to be… something more. The mystery beckons!
There’s still new things in the works. Indeed MULTIPLE new things. We can take that to the bank. It’s just a matter of when. And what. And how much we’ll learn come BlizzCon.
But… CAN WE JUST GET WITH SLAUGHTERING FRESH NEW DEMONS ALREADY? WE’RE WAITING PATIENTLY! WE PROMISE!!!