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Diablo 4 Rumors, Release Date, Classes, And Platforms

The disappointment from the Blizzcon 2018 announcement of a mobile game called Diablo Immortal was palpable. Fans had been expecting the announcement for Diablo 4 and were instead given a glorified cash grab in the form of a mobile game. But with Blizzard not attending Gamescom 2019, it's expected that a Diablo 4 announcement will be happening at Blizzcon 2019. At least, that's what fans everywhere are crossing their fingers for.

A fourth Diablo game is long overdue, and with rumors circulating about what we might be able to expect from a new title, it'd be surprising if we didn't get an announcement this year. But as we wait for the long-anticipated title, here are some of the things we do know, and the rumors we hope are true.

What are the rumors surrounding Diablo 4?

The rumors about a fourth Diablo game are founded on more than just speculation. Between hints dropped by the community manager about multiple Diablo projects in the works, and the recent job postings for nine new positions for an "unannounced Diablo project" over on the Blizzard Careers page, it's pretty safe to say Diablo 4 is on the way. Kotaku even recently reported that the reason Blizzard decided to cancel their new Starcraft FPS is because they want to focus more on Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4.

While none of these rumors revolve around the actual story and focus of Diablo 4, it's probably safe to say that the game will be a bit darker than the third installment. After backlash from fans about Diablo 3 being too cartoony and not as dark as the previous titles, developers will most likely try to appease fans with a darker storyline.

When will Diablo 4 be released?

Because Diablo 4 hasn't even officially been announced by Blizzard yet, we don't have a release date for this project. We do, however, have an assurance from the Diablo Community Manager over at Blizzard that there are big things coming with this franchise. Brandy "Nevalistis" Camel stated, "The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works. Some are going to take longer than others."

That being said, we wouldn't expect any new releases in 2020.

What classes can you play in Diablo 4?

Though no classes have been confirmed yet, we'd expect that the core classes from the first three games will be available to play in Diablo 4. We'd also expect a few new additions to get players excited for the next release. The warrior, rogue, and sorcerer are the bread and butter of Diablo, and it would be hard to imagine the fourth game would dare to release without those core characters in one form or another. And though the classes were revamped for the second installment with the Amazon, Necromancer, Barbarian, Sorceress, and Paladin, these playable classes still contained your basic stealth, tank, and caster prototypes. This means that even if they go by another title, we can expect a caster, tank, stealth, and ranged class in Diablo 4. And because of the popularity of the Necromancer and Barbarian in the second and third games, these classes will most likely be an option for the fourth title.

What platforms will Diablo 4 be available on?

Even though no official announcement has been made, we can say with almost one-hundred-percent certainty that Diablo 4 will be available on PC. The game has been considered a PC game since the release of the first title. And even though Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo consoles were included in the release of the third Diablo, the PC version has always been the first confirmed platform.

But what other platforms can we expect for Diablo 4? If the third installment is anything to go by, we should see Diablo 4 on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo platforms. Of course, the release date will determine if the fourth title is available on the consoles we currently have, or if the next generation consoles set to release in 2020 will be the end goal.