Diablo 4 is the upcoming installment of Blizzard’s long-running action RPG series. The game was officially announced at BlizzCon 2019 but was instantly mired in fan ire, as the crowd from the previous year thought they would get to see some footage of the game, but instead, they were treated to a video of an upcoming mobile game, Diablo Immortal.
A year later, the game’s announcement would come, but no release date has been mentioned for the game since then. Right now, we are all just sitting around waiting for Blizzard to let us know when the game will release.
If we were placing bets, we would hazard a guess that we might see it hit the market late next year.
The Diablo 4 trailer shows Blizzard at their cinematic creating best, an area that the company continues to set a high bar in for the rest of the industry.
We have also seen some gameplay since the reveal, and Diablo 4 will be returning to a more dark, grimy, and realistic look than the somewhat cartoony appearance of Diablo 3.
While we don’t expect Diablo 4 to do anything dramatically different from previous installments, there are plenty of hints that a lot of small changes could add up to quite a different experience from recent games in the series.
One example of this is that Ancient Legendaries are no more, and will be replaced by a new consumable that can turn any non-Legendary into a Legendary. This sounds very interesting and adds player decision making into the RNG of looting.
We will be keeping a careful eye on Diablo 4, and will update this article as soon as Blizzard announces a release date.