In the history of video games, each era is marked by a series of generational titles. Whether in specific terms, like Thief in the stealth genre, or broadly, like BioShock and Dark Souls in interactive storytelling, there is a string of productions that have set the tone for the entire industry. Following this line, it is undeniable that Diablo is a franchise that has burned its name into RPGs, and it seems that Activision Blizzard intends to reinforce that legacy through Diablo IV.
In reference to this, Daniel Alegre, COO of the company, told investors and analysts in a recent financial results session that the project is exceeding the company’s expectations – via ComicBook -. However, more shockingly, he also noted that the game is called to be ” a breakthrough in the art of the action RPG genre “; an assertion that, unfortunately, did not obtain a more precise elaboration, but that did not inhibit significantly increasing the interest of the community to see what the executive was referring to.
In any case, the company has already stated in the past that there are no intentions for Diablo IV to be available this year , so we will have to wait longer until we can return to Sanctuary. However, we progressively know more and more about the fourth installment listed, so we may, at least, know in 2021 when it will be available and for which platforms.