Blizzard, over at their Diablo site, has shared some more information about what is to be expected about Diablo at BlizzCon. In August, Diablo Community Manager Nevalistis announced that multiple Diablo projects are to be expected through the next months.
The August post had sent the hype from Diablo fans through the roof, with players speculating Diablo 4 was on the way. With a small demo area on the BlizzCon floorplan hinting that there will not be a huge Diablo reveal, players began to temper their expectations. This post is to basically tell that although some projects will be announced at BlizzCon, there will be more coming after the event.
One of the Diablo projects already revealed is Diablo III: The Eternal Collection, a Diablo III port to the Nintendo Switch. The Eternal Collection will be released on November 2nd, the first day of BlizzCon.
BlizzCon 2018 is almost here and we’ve seen a lot of rumors flying around about our plans for Diablo at the show. These are very exciting times—we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right.
We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that “good things come to those who wait,” but evil things often take longer. We appreciate your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror.
While we won’t be ready to announce all of our projects, we do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show.
November 2 will be an especially diabolical date—not only is it the first day of BlizzCon, it’s also when Diablo III arrives on the Nintendo Switch. If you’re planning to pick up the game (the digital download will be available starting at midnight on launch day) and are joining us in Anaheim, be sure to bring your console. We’d love to slay some demons with you on the show floor.
Again, we want to thank you for your patience and support. We are eternally grateful to you and the millions of other Diablo fans around the world whose passion for this franchise inspires us and keeps our fires burning.
We’ll see you in hell . . . and at BlizzCon!
New additions at BlizzCon 2018 besides the Demo area is the Horadric Retreat, a Diablo themed area next to the Mythic Stage, the main stage at BlizzCon. The BlizzCon 2018 Schedule also mention two Diablo panels, a "What's Next" panel and a General Q&A panel.
Diablo's What's Next panel will happen shortly after the opening ceremony. The time slot right after the opening ceremony is generally reserved for the biggest announcements of BlizzCon. Even though Diablo III had significant news last year with the announcement of the Necromancer class, the franchise didn't get a What's Next panel.