Following the release of Overwatch, Blizzard currently have a number of job openings available, all of which are related to an unannounced Diablo project.
Prior to its release in 2012, Diablo 3 had a notorious development process that spanned over a decade and involved at least three substantial revisions. Given that Blizzard isn’t exactly a large studio with multiple teams that can work on its various properties, and the fact that the developer has just released its massively-popular first-person shooter Overwatch, it stands to reason that it will be a little while before we see a follow-up to Diablo 3. But based on a number of new openings at Blizzard, it appears that fans may not have to wait over a decade for a new Diablo game.
Over at Blizzard’s careers page, the developer have a number of openings related to an “unannounced” Diablo project. The job descriptions don’t give away anything related to this project, but based on the recent happenings, these openings could mean a number of things. Given that Blizzard has supported Diablo 3 with some substantial post-launch content, the simple answer is that the developer is simply looking to bolster its current team.
Interestingly, one of the job openings available is for the role of “Game Director”, though this does not mean a new Diablo game is in the works. Just recently, Diablo 3 lead director Josh Mosqueira parted ways with Blizzard, and this opening could simply be for Mosqueria’s replacement.
Having said that, some of the other Diablo openings include a senior animator, a senior character artist, and a senior VFX artist, all of which suggest that Blizzard are at least working on something new for Diablo. Whether this new Diablo project is a brand new game or some new Diablo 3 content remains to be seen.
Given that Diablo is just one of the many popular properties currently being worked on by Blizzard, don’t expect much news on the front any time soon. The developer released Overwatch only last month, and with all the focus currently on getting the game’s competitive mode out, as well as the various character balance changes in the pipeline, it’s safe to say that Blizzard are quite busy at the moment.
Still, it’s great to see that Blizzard hasn’t forgotten about Diablo given the gaming world’s current fixation with Overwatch, and regardless if this “unannounced Diablo project” takes form of a new game or more Diablo 3 content, fans will undoubtedly keep a keen eye on any future plans Blizzard may have for the series.
We’ll keep you posted on any news and announcements related to Blizzard and Diablo.
Diablo 3 is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.