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A job posting from Blizzard confirms work on a project in the Diablo universe.
Video game developer Blizzard has not made any announcements but it seems that there is a new Diablo game in the works.
A job listing on the company’s website is hinting that a development is underway. Looking at the post, it is pretty straightforward: “The minions of Hell are growing stronger… We’re working on a new, unannounced Diablo project.”
Previously, the California-based company has teased about a Nintendo Switch version of Diablo. But people are quick to dismiss that the unannounced Diablo project is referring to this. The description asks for a “skilled dungeon artist”. This means there is a need for new art assets.
The exact description states:
“We’re working on a new, unannounced Diablo project. Are you a skilled dungeon artist? Come work with us, and together we will build something exceptional.”
The dungeon artist will be responsible for “modelling and texturing compelling assets.” He is also expected to work well “in an environment of peers who are passionate about working on the dark gothic world of Diablo, making great games, killing millions of monsters and getting loot!”
The 24th Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is already happening next week so it’s highly doubtful a new Diablo game will be unveiled there. However, they could probably announce that it will be in the works? Maybe. We’re actually hoping they will.
Diablo 3 is turning six years old this year. I think it’s about time for a new one, don’t you think?
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As gamers grabbed Blizzard’s latest Diablo III game, majority of these individuals were so ecstatic that they’ve decided to abandon the company’s previous money making baby, World of Warcraft.
In a report by Forbes, Xfire said that the World of Warcraft has seen a major drop of players since Diablo III was released. They also added that World of Warcraft now only has one-quarter of the player base they once had.
While World of Warcraft is having difficulties, League of Legends and Star Wars the Old Republic seems to combat the Diablo III menace quit well. Though the two games have seen a drop in play time and players, League of Legends has only seen a small dip in user numbers and hours played while Star Wars has seen a downward trend ever since its launch.
President of Xfire Mark Donovan said, “We were surprised by just how quickly Diablo III shot up and how many minutes people are playing it. 35,000 Xfire players are playing 10 million minutes per day. We haven’t had that since World of Warcraft launched. We’re seeing our users uploading 3,000 to 3,500 screenshots a day from Diablo III, primarily from the US.”