Blizzard recently confirmed the game we all knew was coming: Diablo 4. Now that the cat’s out of the bag on the next big game from Blizzard, the team behind the title are opening up about what we can expect.
Diablo 4 Game Director, Luis Barriga, and Art Director, John Mueller, chatted with Australian gaming website, Ausgamers, laying out some facts for us eager fans.
“Once we saw the art we were inspired, (Lilith) was a character that we could build a story around,” Barriga told the publication. “What we love about Sanctuary is that we’ve already planted these seeds. There’s a rich backstory found in novels and lore books, so we decided to look closer at the creation myth… It also changes up the formula.”
Although no other Diablo games are known to be in the works right now, it seems as though Diablo 4 will be laying down the framework for even more additions to the franchise.
Mueller went on to say: “Diablo IV is like the first chapter of a book. We want to tell a big story and we want to tell it, hopefully, for a very long time.
“Treating this like the first chapter of a book and Lilith as a key character in this story, it feels great knowing that there are still all these other characters that could come back in the future. Or, new characters that we haven’t seen before.”
The TL;DR here is that Diablo 4 could be the beginning of a whole new slew of games in the series, and I am so here for it.
We still don’t have a release date for Diablo 4, but seeing as it’s in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’s a safe bet to assume it’s dropping before the launch of the next generation of consoles. The Xbox Scarlett and PS5 are planned to have a Holiday 2020 launch, so we could be seeing Diablo 4 hit store shelves before then.
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