Blizzard, which announced Diablo 4 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and PC at BlizzCon 2019, hasn’t given much information about the game or shown any screenshots. It won’t release this year. The current expectation is that it will come out in 2022. However, this has not been confirmed. It will, however, push the RPG genre forward. That’s at least what Activision Blizzard COO Daniel Alegre has claimed.
Alegre, speaking to investors and analysts at Activision Blizzard’s recent earnings call said that the game exceeded expectations and was set to “advanced the art of the action-RPG genre.” However, this last bit has Diablo fans excited but it’s not explained. So, it’s not known how Diablo 4 will achieve this.
It is also important to remember that although these are hype-inducing statements, they must be taken with a grain. These statements are not generated by an independent third party. They also don’t appear to be improvised. These are shared with investors by the COO and the game’s creator. Activision Blizzard, however, doesn’t speak this way about all its releases.
Diablo 4 is being developed for the PS4, Xbox One (PC), and PC. Although there are no information at this time about the game coming to Xbox Series S or PS5, it is safe to assume it will. It remains to be confirmed that a Nintendo Switch version will be available.
“In Diablo 4,” a blurb about the game states that players will seek to bring hope back into the world by defeating evil in all its vile incarnations, from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cultists and the all-new drowned undead that emerges from the coastlines as they drag their victims to their watery grave.” Sanctuary will be the first in series and a contiguous, seamless area that includes diverse regions, such as the burning desert at Kejhistan, the dense, werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen, and the harsh, rugged wilderness of Dry Steppes.