Blizzard is working on “multiple” secret Diablo projects that they will likely announce at BlizzCon.
It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that Blizzard is working on a new Diablo project, what with Blizzard making an open casting call for developers way back in June. But we didn’t know they were working on MANY Diablo projects!
According to the latest Diablo video update from community manager Brandy Camel, Blizzard is actually working on multiple Diablo projects at once!
"The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works," she said without providing much in the way of details. "Some of them are going to take longer than others, but we may have some things to show you later this year. We hope you stay tuned while we work to bring these Diablo experiences to life."
So, what could these projects be? It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: wild speculation!
Let’s get a few no-brainers out of the way. Diablo 3 is perfect for the Nintendo Switch. It’s already been ported to Xbox One and PlayStation, so the controls to map to an analog stick are already invented. All they have to do is make the game compatible with Nintendo’s software, and bam: mobile Diablo for the very first time.
Another no-brainer: Diablo remastered. It could be the original or Diablo 2, but either way, there are millions of Diablo players with fond memories of the classic ‘90s and early 2000s games. Blizzard already surprised us with a Starcraft remaster and a Warcraft 3 remaster is already known to be in the works. Diablo remastered would be easy money.
Even easier money would be a mobile Diablo game. It wouldn’t take much to simplify the already fairly simple gameplay of Diablo 3 down to something that would work on a mobile phone. Mobile games are a billion-dollar industry, and Blizzard would be stupid to not cash in.
More so than they’ve already cashed in via Hearthstone.
Lastly, and most excitingly, we could be in for Diablo 4. Diablo 3 is an old game, and a sequel is certainly not out of the question.
BlizzCon starts November 2nd, so we’ll likely have to wait that long for more details. We’ll be sure to provide the over-under on all four options closer to that date.