Diablo 4 is undoubtedly the most sought-after title from Blizzard by the fans. And there might be some indications that, indeed, Diablo 4 is in the works right now. Blizzard, despite the layoffs, lately, is currently looking for Diablo devs to work on “several projects.”
Blizzard Hires Diablo and Warcraft Devs For “Several Projects”
Everything came out thanks to Blizzard’s COO Coddy Johnson who spoke recently about the studio’s growing resources, even though Activision, Blizzard’s owners, fired about 8 percent of its devs.
“Diablo’s development headcount will grow substantially as the teams work on several projects underway for the franchise, as well as the global launch for Diablo Immortal,” stated Coddy Johnson. He added that Blizzard is also investing in future Warcraft projects. “Overall, Blizzard’s management is reinforcing its pipeline with more resources than ever before to support planned mobile titles, several PC and console releases, and WoW’s continued cadence of content,” Johnson said.
“Future Warcraft projects” might refer to World of Warcraft Classic and Warcraft 3 Reforged, but could also mean something new, something we know nothing about yet.
Is Diablo 4 Coming Out in 2020?
As Coddy Johnson said, Blizzard is hiring Diablo devs to work on several projects. That could mean that Blizzard is willing to boost the development process of Diablo 2 Remastered, but it could also mean that Diablo 4 is under works at Blizzard. In the meantime, as Coddy Johnson said, Activision and Blizzard are focusing on the global launch of Diablo Immortal for mobile devices, developed by Blizzard and NetEase.
On the other hand, Activision stated earlier this year that no significant game release would take place in 2019. That means Diablo 4, if indeed in the works now, would come out in 2020 at least. However, no major game would launch in 2019, but that doesn’t mean Activision and Blizzard won’t announce the potential future rollout of Diablo 4 or Warcraft-based projects. We’ll definitely keep an eye on this topic.