Blizzard Entertainment met a huge success with Diablo 3. While this might be a reason to go ahead with that installments doesn’t look like a possibility. Diablo 4 might not become a reality since Josh Mosqueira, the director of games at Blizzard Entertainment, who was the man responsible for the success Diablo franchise, has left the company.
Josh Mosqueira, was the leading man in making the game a huge success and it will be tough to go ahead with Diablo 4 without him, or go ahead with someone to take his place. Given that there is a huge market for Diablo 4, there is a chance that Josh Mosqueira will be replaced with another person. However, there hasn’t been any official announcement about this.
Diablo 3: The Reaper of Souls was a huge success. As reported by Breathecast, the game went on to make a collection of two million in sales after only the first week of its release. It had gone on to sell over thirty million copies around the world and still counting.
Even if Blizzard Entertainment wants to go ahead with Diablo 4 without Mosqueira, it doesn’t have the backing of the writers and the designer, since they too have left the developing team responsible for Diablo.
Brian Kindregan and Leonard Boyarsky were the writers of the story while Don Vu and John Yang were the designers and they too have left Blizzard Entertainment and will have nothing to do with Diablo 4. If Diablo 4 sees the light of day, it will be with a new developing team, and this doesn’t make the fans of the franchise jubilant.
Diablo had first released in 1996 and had gone on to win the Game of the Year award for the same year, and there was no looking back since then. The role-playing game soon gathered a cult status and still enjoys a lot of support.
There are rumors that Blizzard Entertainment is well aware of the fact that they can never copy the success of installments in Diablo 4 and hence aren’t very keen on going ahead with it. They are rather looking forward to releasing expansion packs for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls.
The plan for the expansion pack for Diablo 3 was supposed to come to fruition in 2015, but that didn’t happen. According to Forbes, the expansion pack was expected to have a codename, The King in the North and was to be announced during the BlizzCon.
The plan was later canceled, and the expansion was broken down into different patch content and new elements in the story, for instance, the map was given new areas, and there were new aspects to the plot.
There appears to be some reason for the expansion being scrapped off in the past. Diablo 3, it is believed, did not enjoy a good revenue collection in the west, where the players would be only buying the expansion packs and nothing else. It had enjoyed a better reception in Asia.
Geek has come out with a report that is sure to make the fans of Diablo franchise very happy. It looks like Blizzard Entertainment is hiring a new game director. There is a new posting on their career page, and it states that the developers are looking forward to a game director who has excellent communication skills and has adequate experience as a creative director.