The recently released BlizzCon schedule is hinting at a big announcement for Diablo fans.
Everyone’s favorite hack-and-slash RPG is not going to go into the dark abyss. Blizzard is currently working on “multiple” Diablo projects, and we’re pretty sure we’re going to be told just what those projects are at this year’s BlizzCon.
Diablo is center stage, according to BlizzCon 2018’s schedule. Just an hour-and-a-half after BlizzCon’s opening ceremonies, a presentation called "Diablo: What's Next" will take place on the main stage. That stage is reserved for the biggest of Blizzard announcements, and it comes before any of Blizzard’s other big-name games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, or Hearthstone.
There’s also a second panel the following day running from 8:45 PM to 9:30 PM that discusses the world of Diablo and then has a Q&A session. Whatever questions aren’t answered on Friday, they’re bound to be answered Saturday.
Last August, Blizzard let everyone know that they’re working on several different Diablo projects, not the least of which is a Diablo III for Nintendo Switch.
"The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works," said Diablo community manager Brandy Camel. "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."
At the time, we listed off just what those projects could be. We already know about Diablo III for Switch, and Blizzard has a new habit of remastering old classic games. That means we could be in for a remastered Diablo II or Diablo I. We could even be in for a mobile version of Diablo III that would easily translate from the Switch to iPhone or Android devices.
But would any of these announcements warrant a center stage, first-presentation announcement? We don’t think so. They’d be big news, but not big enough. We’re thinking there can only be one thing that Blizzard is hiding that’s blockbuster enough to be the first announcement they make.
BlizzCon starts November 2nd at 11 AM EST. Mark your calendars.