Another Diablo 4 detail appears to have been revealed via an artbook page

    
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The security around the Diablo 4 announcement that everyone’s expecting for this year’s BlizzCon appears to be rather porous. While we don’t know for certain that the latest leaked artbook page is accurate, we’re still spinning off of the leak about the game’s existence from a German magazine ad and the general community assumption that it’s going to be announced this year. Plus, the magazine page does leak something that would make a fair amount of sense, as it’s the full appearance of a character already known to exist in the franchise, Lilith.

While Lilith, the Daughter of Hatred, appears briefly in Diablo 2, it appears that she gets a new design and a much larger role in the story of Diablo 4. The leak doesn’t give any hint as to what that role might be, but a new design indicates its prominence, so it’s another little nugget of information to chew on if you’re anxiously awaiting news about the expected announcement.

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The Calculator

How about. Make an amazing Diablo 4 game. And release by end of 2020 for X-mas. And we call it even. Yup.

*not getting any younger.

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zeko_rena

Would be nice to get a Diablo 4 announcement, but I fear after last years phone game that even if they do announce Diablo 4 it may be a complete change on the franchise.

I hope it isn’t some first person crap like Warhammer Vermintide, not saying that game is crap just don’t want Diablo morphed into it.

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Armsbend

It took me two days to figure this out. So why all of the fake leaks? When it dawned on me it is so simple!

They are going through threads, posts, major sites to see what is generating buzz and what isn’t. If they feel Overwatch this or that isn’t cutting the mustard they still have a few days to retool the message. Make it more sexy. If none of these resonate they will just come up with something else. It doesn’t have a release date attached so they can literally say anything and technically not be lying.

WoW 2 is coming out people!!!

*cheers*

April 2023 – Friday News release – we cancelled the WoW 2 project. It just wasn’t fun. So instead we used the code and made a new match 3 game with your favorite orcs.

You can say whatever you want at these things. Gamers aren’t smart enough to understand that truth in advertising might one day apply here. Most people aren’t.

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Koshelkin

Unfortunate timing for Diablo 4(if it is announced at Blizzcon, and the odds are rather high). I’m still hyped for it, I still want it but it might be unable to have any long-term success just because of the political controversy surrounding Blizzard at the moment. I *hope* it won’t be an issue anymore when Diablo 4 finally arrives.

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Chris

That, or if as some leaks from June indicated Blizzard is making Diablo 4 as a first-person “looter-shooter” style game, it might fail on its own merits.

Regardless of what form it takes, it’ll be interesting to see how it all works out.

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Don Nascimento

Lots of talk about microtransactions here. If Blizzard needs to have microtransactions for cosmetic items to keep the Diablo franchise alive then I am all for it. But no loot-boxes please.

Speaking of that, isn’t it amazing how Blizzard gets so much crap and Elder Scrolls Online has one of the most in your face microtransaction systems (showing them when you log in, LIMITED time only crap) and they get almost no crap for it in this community?

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Bruno Brito

ESO didn’t had RAH, ESO lack of membership doesn’t really screw you to play ( my case ), and while the microtransaction aspect of ESO is pretty baffling indeed, i still didn’t see Zenimax bowing to chinese overlords.

So, yeah, i’m pretty ok with ESO, and i can, without any reservation or regret, tell Blizzard to suck on it.

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Don Nascimento

ESO’s lack of membership does kind of screw you in that it basically intentionally makes bag space frustrating as all hell while not giving you the option to purchase auto crafting deposits while not subbed.

And yes, I am sorry but being pestered with “Limited time only” when you log in is bottom of the barrel as far as I am concerned.

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Bruno Brito

ESO’s lack of membership does kind of screw you in that it basically intentionally makes bag space frustrating as all hell while not giving you the option to purchase auto crafting deposits while not subbed.

I sell my crafting mats, so no issue. It makes traveling a bit more constant, but it isn’t that screwy.

And yes, I am sorry but being pestered with “Limited time only” when you log in is bottom of the barrel as far as I am concerned.

Sorry, i leave that for…you know, supporting a government that has a terrible human right’s record.

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zeko_rena

Hating Blizzard is what all the cool people are doing at the moment so I would not worry about it.

How about that Fallout 76 subscription?

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Yaner

I wonder how Activision is going to make them trash Diablo 4.

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Greaterdivinity

Blizzard can screw up all on their own without any help from Activision. They’re big boys too.

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Bruno Brito

Which is pretty much the case until now.

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Greaterdivinity

What do you mean? Is there any evidence or indication that Activision had any hand in Blizzards recent decisions?

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Bruno Brito

Not really, i’m agreeing with you.

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Fabermetricks

She has been retconned into the Dark Queen of MicroTransactions.

I wonder how they will shoehorn skins and chest timers into the D2 HD remake.

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Dakota Royal

show me one blizzard game that does chest timers. or any blizzard game that does loot boxes outside welcome cosmetics.

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McGuffn

but many of the cosmetics are unwelcome.

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Dakota Royal

if were discussing overwatches or hots cosmetics…all of them can be obtained without even paying a dime. nor are any of them pay too win…its totally optional. I have nearly all the OW cosmetics and iv bought maybe what…10 loot boxes?

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Bruno Brito

nor are any of them pay too win…its totally optional.

Uh…and?

Lootboxes were always optional. That’s not why we think they’re amoral and a blight upon the community.

You clearly don’t get the point.

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Legend Of Vinny T

The point was chest timers based on zero evidence.

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Dakota Royal

well lemme refraise then…do I dislike loot boxes? yes but loot boxes arnt going anywhere and as long as they’re around Ill accept how blizzard is currently doing them in their games. cosmetic only. Path of Exile also does loot boxes well. they arnt going anywhere. Atleast some companies dont use them for pay to win mechanics. I am okay with it as long as they are cosmetic only. God forbid I find the positive in something.

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Bruno Brito

God forbid I find the positive in something.

There’s nothing wrong with finding the positive in a pile of shit, but don’t try to disguise the smell. It’s shit.

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Fabermetricks

Dont forget the game mechanic gimping Real Money Auction house that blizzard tried to shove down our throats, which was so pervasive that even after a major expansion and countless patches the borked itemization scheme still haunts D3.

DI will also be entirely Microtransaction funded.

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Yaner

Pre-Activision? None.
This is the Age of Activision now though.

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PanagiotisLial1

As long as they dont announce Diablo 4 Mobile instead. The sad part is that it really is to their business interests to stop developing in PCs and focus mobile. Less expenses with more income you see.

Everyone who wants mmos to continue being released on PC should be worried for the future. I sense we may reach a point next 5-10 years where no new ones will come on PC and the old ones will just be our only options.

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Pepperzine

I’m not worried about MMOs moving away from PC, even with the current trends. I think the future of MMOs rest in VR, which will predominately utilize PC as a platform and are not compatible with mobile gaming.

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Legend Of Vinny T

Did some supervillain release a hallucinogen into the world’s water supplies during last year’s Blizzcon? I can’t imagine any other reason for this derangement syndrome that has surrounded the Diablo franchise. Blizzard told everybody exactly what they were doing with Diablo last year. Full stop.

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Schmidt.Capela

The problem is, people don’t trust Blizzard anymore, and in particular when they use their most visible announcement spot in the whole year to announce a blasted mobile game that seems to be basically a reskin of an older game from one of the most egregious purveyors of Chinese Pay-to-Win mobile games, and then go around insisting they are still a PC-first developer.

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Fabermetricks

They did shrink the dev team for Heroes of the Storm, so its very likely Diablo 4: Totally a PC Game Edition, will have assimilated them and their expertise baked into it, most likely its monetization scheme.
I suspect microtransactions for each class, or perhaps bosses that rotate in and out in a Free 2 Play schedule, with keys you can purchase to fight a boss at any time (only 4.99 for 3, BEST VALUE!).

Blizz Con last year showed how Blizzard considers Diablo to be a minor IP that they can outsource development to third parties for. Their last second save face “No we are totally working on D4 we swear!” after the backlash will have forced them to rush together some sort of mess they may try to unveil in the coming weeks.

Its going to be a disaster.

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Legend Of Vinny T

After they explicitly told everybody Diablo 4 would not be shown at Blizzcon 2018. Yes, Diablo Immortal exists, but everything surrounding it has been paranoid hysteria and tantrums with no basis in objectivity, rationality, or fact.

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Bruno Brito

but everything surrounding it has been paranoid hysteria and tantrums with no basis in objectivity, rationality, or fact.

And history. Diablo Immortals is not a game that catters to the main Diablo player. You defending this is pretty confusing to me.

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Legend Of Vinny T

You thinking I’m defending Diablo Immortal is even more confusing. I don’t give a damn about it just on the basis of it being on a platform I don’t use for gaming. But the gaming community, which is completely unhinged in general, particularly lost its collective goddamn mind over it and everything else related to Diablo, and absolutely nobody with any capacity to speak with authority is willing to tell people to get a bloody grip.

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Bruno Brito

Uh…yes? Who do you think the fault lies with? D3 was a messy launch, it took more than 10 years to launch, it came full of predatory cashgrabs, and then they launch a mobile netease carboncopy game and try to hype that shit at Blizzcon, completely alienating their entire fanbase and ending with “don’t you have phones”?

Why should a fan, who waited anxiously, and supported Blizzard even on the worst moments, “get a grip”? It’s his right to be pissed at this, and the entire fault lies with Blizzard.

As long as no one gets hurt, they have the right to scream and rage all they want.

This dismissal of yours is what is wrong with gaming nowadays.

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Legend Of Vinny T

Your response is selfish and immature. I am not debating a child.