Blizzard is hiring for a new, unannounced Diablo project.
It looks like it may be time to start exercising that left index finger since Blizzard is bringing Diablo back for another round.
Not that Diablo ever really left. Diablo 3 has gone through several iterations in its quest to become the ultimate hack-’n-slash ARPG, and while it has its detractors it has many more gamers that adamantly believe it’s the pinnacle of the genre.
But it’s old. Diablo 3 originally came out in 2012, with the Reaper of Souls expansion coming out in 2014. It seems highly unlikely that Blizzard is going to expand a game that’s already 6 years old, so this can only mean one thing: sequel time.
But let’s take a look at the wanted ad, shall we? According to the Blizzard careers page, they’re looking for a “dungeon artist” which is awfully specific. Blizzard may, in fact, be the only company in the world that needs artists to specifically create dungeons. Most other game companies call them something like “texture artists” or “level designers”.
The successful applicant will naturally need to know all about art stuff like modeling, texturing, as well as 2D and 3D art assets. They also must be “passionate about working on the dark gothic world of Diablo.”
Oh, and have 3 years experience and a portfolio. An entry-level position this is not.
We should also note this isn’t the first time we’ve had rumblings from Blizzard that Diablo is once again about to be resurrected. In 2016 they were looking for a new game director to "lead the Diablo series into the future," and in 2015 they were searching for an art director. Presumably they found those people since now they’re filling in their team with specific experts, and it doesn’t get any more specific than “dungeon artist”.
There was plenty of room at the end of Diablo 3 for yet another sequel, so now comes the real question: what character classes will make their appearance in the next one? A quick poll at theGamer says we’re all expecting the Druid to return from Diablo 2.