Blizzcon 2018: Blizzard reveals Diablo Immortals

The world stone's corruption eventually spread through its many shards until events led to the revival of the demon lord Diablo in the events of "Diablo III".

So Blizzcon 2018 is underway, and during the event's opening ceremony, Blizzard revealed what's next for the Diablo franchise. Six classes have been confirmed so far - Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard. Despite the fact that many fans expected Blizzard to announce PC-related Diablo project (new game or remaster), the US company unveiled a mobile game - Diablo Immortal.

On the forums, Blizzard explains that in order to ensure everyone with a virtual ticket gets a chance to play, there will be strict session limits. Blizzard last night announced Diablo Immortal, a new entry in the action-RPG series. for... A lot of this ends up being a little spoiled as this does take place between two games we already know a lot about. Associate Community Manager Brandy Camel revealed that some of these projects are "going to take longer than others", hinting that Diablo 4 or, at the very least, the potential of a Diablo 2 remake could eventually materialise in the future.

At launch the title will feature nine outdoor zones which sounds like Blizzard will continue supporting this game after launch, possibly indicating DLC down the road. The reimagining is called Warcraft III: Reforged and will be made from the ground up including a visual overhaul, the addition of contemporary social and matchmaking features and an upgraded World Editor.

The game won't be coming out for a while, but those at Blizzcon will be able to try out the game on the show floor.

Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled Warcraft III: Reforged, a stunning reimagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth's most epic stories.

This is bound to come as a bit of a disappointment to anyone who was expecting Diablo 4 proper - but new Diablo content with the classic isometric gameplay is nothing to sneeze at.

  • Kara Saunders