There's some new speculation about Diablo IV's release window, pointing at April as when we might expect the release. Of course, these are rumors, and Blizzard has only committed to 2023 so far.
The Diablo IV team has shared an update on the coming closed beta, which will be all about endgame. the narrowly-focused beta comes amid reported new leaks.
Set for release next year, Diablo IV devs talk about post-launch plans, including balancing the meta, adding a seasonal model and Season Pass, and monetization.
Diablo IV was shown off during the Xbox + Bethesda showcase this morning, announcing both the Necromancer as its final class, as well as officially announcing the ARPG will release in 2023.
Diablo IV is closing out the year with their December quarterly update, this time focusing in on itemization and visual effects.
Blizzard's monthly active users held firm quarter over quarter at 26 million users based on numbers shared during today's Activision Blizzard earnings call. Additionally, it was reported that Blizzard's revenue grew 20% year-over-year, thanks in no small part to its release of Diablo II: Resurrected in September.
Blizzard's upcoming addition to the Diablo franchise, Diablo IV, has been without a game director publicly since the previous director was forced out earlier this year amid the ongoing lawsuit allegations surrounding the studio. Today, however, the company has announced a new game director taking over the reins in veteran developer Joe Shely.
Yesterday it was confirmed that more high-profile developers are no longer working at Blizzard in the wake of the ongoing lawsuit circling the game studio. These departures include Diablo 4's Director Luis Barriga, World of Warcraft designer Jonatha LeCraft and lead designer and Overwatch hero namesake Jesse McCree.
Robin sat down this weekend during BlizzConline 2021 to discuss Diablo IV's new Rogue class, as well as break down the recent panel with Lead Systems Designer Joseph Poepiora and Lead Animator Careen Kingdom.
Blizzard is celebrating Comic-Con @ Home this year with some exclusive merchandize, artwork, and more.
The latest quarterly developer for Diablo IV was just posted, showing off one of the five regions of Sanctuary: The Dry Steppes.
Blizzard has shared a quarterly update for Diablo IV, specifically looking at UI design and monster families.