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maniac-kun
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(06-16-2017, 04:27 PM)
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So by the job postings at Blizzard alone you know they work on a new Diablo game and not just a new expansion. But a couple of those job postings give a hint at what they are possibly planning to do with Diablo 4:

https://careers.blizzard.com/de-de/openings/o8Rq5fwe

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR, UNANNOUNCED PROJECT
Diablo•Irvine


Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Production Director to bring the Diablo franchise into the future. We’re looking for a well-practiced producer, deeply familiar with the art of game development, our industry, and the AAA environment.

Pluses

A passion/interest for developing online video games
Massive multiplayer game development experience

Strong knowledge of the software / game market and platforms

https://careers.blizzard.com/de-de/openings/o4Cr5fwW

SENIOR GAME PRODUCER
Diablo•Irvine

https://careers.blizzard.com/de-de/openings/oW5p5fwf

SENIOR LEVEL DESIGNER
Diablo•Irvine

https://careers.blizzard.com/de-de/openings/oDSe5fwy

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Diablo•Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a seasoned creative director to join our Diablo team as we look to the future! The ideal candidate will understand the core of what makes the Diablo universe resonate with players, and will be able to collaborate with art and design to rally around a consistent vision of world, story, and tone.

There is also tons of jobs for classic games remasters. So the Diablo 2 and WarCraft 3 refreshing rumors are true too.
IcyRhythms
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(06-16-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Please no. This would make it more of a letdown than 3.
strafer
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(06-16-2017, 04:27 PM)
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So World of Diablo?
wesleyshark
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(06-16-2017, 04:28 PM)
I'm into the idea
Yohane
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(06-16-2017, 04:28 PM)
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f2p on ios
Takamura-San
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(06-16-2017, 04:28 PM)
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They plan to charge a monthly fee for... Diablo?
Apt101
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(06-16-2017, 04:28 PM)
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It could just mean they want to make it even more multiplayer focused. Like that Marvel Heroes (is that still the title?) game.
Pollux
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(06-16-2017, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

So World of Diablo?

I would be ok with this.
SodiumBenzoate
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(06-16-2017, 04:29 PM)
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I would be willing to bet more of a Destiny-type pseudo-MMO game more than a proper MMO, they seem to have decided to stick with WoW for the long term when they cancelled Titan.
Salty Rice
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(06-16-2017, 04:29 PM)
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Could be a disaster or really cool.

Im open for both. A traditional Diablo or a new MMO from the house of Blizzard.

I would give World of Diablo a try.
Kalor
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(06-16-2017, 04:29 PM)
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It seems like a natural evolution for Diablo. Sort of similar to the way Marvel Heroes or Path of Exile do it.
Thoraxes
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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I mean, honestly they could just take it in the direction of Destiny by adding a social space or something, and it'd hit that requirement easily.
Renekton
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Anyone remember the name of the Korean Diablo MMO that came out recently?
FeelTheKick
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
Multiplayer was the best thing about Diablo 2 so I'm all for making it more focused on this aspect.
Mister Saturn
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Diablo 4 will be a lootbox service with action-rpg window dressing.
hoserx
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Sounds great to me. I hope it happens. I suppose it would alienate people in the process, but I think it's where the game needs to go.
Zackat
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
I doubt it will be a full MMO like WoW. I could see like 4-8 man raids that are kinda quick though.
Grim Patron
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Wont be on steam anyway. Meh.
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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LF2M Abaddon PST
SargerusBR
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Blizz is not going to make another MMO while WoW is still active.
Woorloog
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
Seems to me it would be more likely it will have MMO-like stuff rather than being MMO proper. More MP focus, something like that.

I sure hope they don't get rid of randomized locations. Diablo 3 has already too many static areas.
gogosox82
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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That would be disappointing if true but maybe massive multiplayer could be referring to the drop in/drop out nature of diablo.
lazygecko
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(06-16-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Doubt it would be a fully fledged MMO in a traditional sense. Probably just incorporating more aspects of it to further iterate on the social aspect of the series. Blizzard already gave up on making another big MMO when they canceled Titan.
Rncewind
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(06-16-2017, 04:31 PM)

Originally Posted by strafer

So World of Diablo?

this already exist


is called wow legion and is a slotmachine game
Poodlestrike
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(06-16-2017, 04:31 PM)

Originally Posted by SodiumBenzoate

I would be willing to bet more of a Destiny-type pseudo-MMO game more than a proper MMO, they seem to have decided to stick with WoW for the long term when they cancelled Titan.

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Shared world thing where you run into small numbers of others and team up for super hard/complex fights while not going all in on MMO structures feels like a much better fit.
akileese
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(06-16-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takamura-San

They plan to charge a monthly fee for... Diablo?

We literally have one line in a job description for a game in development (or maybe even pre-development). Let's hold our horses on outlandish speculation for a game that we know literally nothing about.

It's entirely possible that it's an MMO in the sense that there's a massive character lobby and you can split into games from it with other players. As long as it plays like Diablo I'm in. They did a really good job fixing up D3.
SillyEskimo
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(06-16-2017, 04:31 PM)
Its Blizzard, so whatever it is, it will be fucking awesome.
Krosia
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(06-16-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by lazygecko

Doubt it would be a fully fledged MMO in a traditional sense. Probably just incorporating more aspects of it to further iterate on the social aspect of the series. Blizzard already gave up on making another big MMO when they canceled Titan.

This. Diablo was always an online experience, I wouldn't read too much into this.
Nirolak
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(06-16-2017, 04:32 PM)
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I, uh, wouldn't read into that super literally.

They're nigh assuredly going in the direction of the modern """MMO""" (think Destiny and The Division) as opposed to making it like World of Warcraft.
takoyaki
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(06-16-2017, 04:32 PM)
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it will be whatever genre allows them to sell the most loot boxes
Gothos
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(06-16-2017, 04:32 PM)
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Free-to-play MMO Diablo (4)? Why not the heck not? :)
Bear Cub in Sky
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(06-16-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Probably shared world. Shared world Diablo would be incredible. I'm sold.
Prelude.
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(06-16-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Probably not a "WoW" MMO, no reason to compete with themselves.
SmartWaffles
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(06-16-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Diablo 3 is already always online (on PC, its biggest platform), with huge amount of concurrent active players, so a production director needing to understand massively online gaming is not really that surprising, because the need for these experience could also apply to networking and server infrastructure.
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(06-16-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I, uh, wouldn't read into that super literally.

They're nigh assuredly going in the direction of the modern """MMO""" (think Destiny and The Division) as opposed to making it like World of Warcraft.

So its a MO then.
maniac-kun
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(06-16-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I, uh, wouldn't read into that super literally.

They're nigh assuredly going in the direction of the modern """MMO""" (think Destiny and The Division) as opposed to making it like World of Warcraft.

Maybe the world is more connected and there is towns where players meet. I dont think they turn it into a WoW 2.
Woorloog
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(06-16-2017, 04:34 PM)

Originally Posted by takoyaki

it will be whatever genre allows them to sell the most loot boxes

That's my fear.

Originally Posted by Bear Cub in Sky

Probably shared world. Shared world Diablo would be incredible. I'm sold.

Shared world... how? As in having dynamic matchmaking or what?
franklyshankly
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(06-16-2017, 04:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Prelude.

Probably not a "WoW" MMO, no reason to compete with themselves.

Yeah I'm thinking it will be like Path of Exile. See people in camps, but just your party when out in the world.
Nirolak
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(06-16-2017, 04:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by maniac-kun

Maybe the world is more connected and there is towns where players meet. I dont think they turn it into a WoW 2.

Yes. I would also expect things tuned more as group content, maybe daily quests, a stronger service backbone, that kind of stuff.

People don't really make $60 AAA games that are just like Diablo 3/Borderlands anymore. Most everything in this genre now has a heavier online element.
mazillion
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(06-16-2017, 04:35 PM)
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Sounds interesting. They have to innovate somehow because the genre has already peaked. They would have to do something different to be a worthy sequel imo.
RoseBell69
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(06-16-2017, 04:37 PM)
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I feel they should do a StarCraft MMO and call it Galaxy of StarCraft or something along those lines. I'm really craving for a Sci Fi MMO. That may just be me, not sure really.
Impeccable
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(06-16-2017, 04:37 PM)
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Yeah, it won't be an MMO just interconnected.
clockworkinyou
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(06-16-2017, 04:38 PM)
Storywise, this would have to be a substantial jump in time, either forward or backwards from the current Diablo events, right?

Prequel Diablo with a younger Deckard Cain? Ancient Nephalem/Horadrim?
spootime
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(06-16-2017, 04:39 PM)
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The story in diablo is complete ass after D3. If they're going to make another MMO I think it should be a brand new IP.
The Hermit
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(06-16-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by IcyRhythms

Please no. This would make it more of a letdown than 3.

Diablo 3 was the most disappointing game ever to me.

Turning 4 into a full mmorpg would be just icing in this shit cake.
ElBoxyBrown
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(06-16-2017, 04:40 PM)
Just copy Destiny. It doesn't have to be a fully MMO.
Bruno
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(06-16-2017, 04:40 PM)
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I'm sure Diablo 4 will be more like Lost Ark in the sense that it's an MMO "hybrid" Diablo and not a full blown MMO. I feel like it's the next evolutionary step for ARPG's as long as it's done correctly.
Woorloog
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(06-16-2017, 04:41 PM)

Originally Posted by clockworkinyou

Storywise, this would have to be a substantial jump in time, either forward or backwards from the current Diablo events, right?

Prequel Diablo with a younger Deckard Cain? Ancient Nephalem/Horadrim?

Indications are they want to wrap up Leah story-line.

Yeah. No, she ain't dead-dead. Just semi-dead, apparently, like Illidan.

Besides, Malthael released Diablo back to the world along with the other Evils so...

EDIT Reaper of Souls ending also indicates the Nephalem might be tempted to evil so it is not impossible we'll see Nephalem villans in Diablo 4.
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