Updated August 10th, 2015: We’ve noticed that a few other Diablo forums have posted this as news so we’re putting it here as well: Blizzard is looking to hire an “Art Director, Unannounced Project, Diablo” in Irvine, California, to “help develop Blizzard’s next hit game.” Of course we don’t know exactly what this means, and even if this role is to work on Diablo IV (now or later), it’s likely we’ll see a second expansion for III before IV is released.
Blizzard has also just announced the launch date for Diablo 3, Season 4. Season 3 will be ending at the following dates and times for each region:
- North America: Sunday, August 23 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Europe: Sunday, August 23 @ 5:00 p.m. CEST
- Asia: Sunday, August 23 @ 5:00 p.m. KST
Season 4 will be starting shortly after at the following dates and times for each region:
- North America: Friday, August 28 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
- Europe: Friday, August 28 @ 5:00 p.m. CEST
- Asia: Friday, August 28 @ 5:00 p.m. KST
So just a few days left to earn Season 3 rewards. Full season details can be found here at battle.net
Updated July 28th, 2015: It’s been some time since Blizzard’s release of the Diablo III expansion “Reaper of Souls” back at the Gamescom 2013 Expo… so it brings us to wonder if Diablo IV might be coming soon. Well, speaking to a few folks well versed in the matter, you shouldn’t expect to see Diablo 4 come out in 2015. More likely is a mid-2016 release date.
While the Diablo III expansion pack includes new skills, passive abilities, and runes for all classes as well as a brand new class (Crusader, who is a descendent of the Paladin order), we are very much already looking towards D4. We feel that D3 lacks good itemization at its core and could use a complete overhaul (maybe even continuing where D2 left off). Maybe even a story line that changes based on the choices that your characters make and not just a single one where you wander from place to place for different reasons. It would be good if you could have every class available to you from the beginning (maybe even integrating all the classes from all previous versions into Diablo 4), an unlimited shared stash and options such as selectable auto-loot, and perma choice for added to replayability. We would also like to see the real-money auction removed and just the gold auction house left in place.
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