Blizzard Reiterates That Multiple Diablo Projects Are Still In The Works
Blizzard executives and developers have emphasized their plans to develop multiple Diablo projects, many were none to pleased when the studio announced a mobile game heading to iOS and Android devices. Despite the fact that there have been no leading indications of an appearance at this year’s BlizzCon festivities, many were expecting a reveal for another Diablo sequel. Suffice to say, many were disappointed in the franchise’s lack of presence, but Blizzard hopes to place any concerns to rest.
Sitting down with the lovely folks over at Polygon, Blizzard executive producer and co-founder Allen Adham, reiterates their love for the Diablo franchise and the multiple projects underway. There may be a level of disappointment now, but big plans are in store. Adhem states:
We have said that we have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple Diablo projects and that remains true, even after releasing [Diablo 3 for Nintendo] Switch and announcing Diablo: Immortal. We still have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects. Diablo is a tentpole franchise for us. And it always will be. We love it. We hope our fans understand what we’re saying when we say that.”
Their reason for bringing the beloved Diablo franchise to the mobile platform? Easy, everyone is utilizes smart devices and phones. Additionally, younger generations are always on it, so why not bring in an entirely new demographic of gamers into the community as well? Adhem followed up by saying:
The world is evolving both geographically and demographically. Younger folks now, many of them, mobile is their primary gaming device. And then around the world in many regions, it’s their primary gaming device, and so it’s always been our aspiration [to bring games to them].”
That doesn’t mean the team won’t be bringing another mainline title for this particular IP. It’s just going to take some patience. What are your thoughts on this year’s BlizzCon event? Are you excited to see what future Blizzard has in store for the Diablo franchise? Does Adhem’s responses settle any unrest in your heart? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of the latest to catch up on:
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