Diablo IV gets official, first gameplay trailer launched
Blizzard has officially announced that it is working on Diablo IV. The title is currently in simultaneous development for PC, Xbox One and PS4 but won’t be launching in the immediate future with a time frame anywhere up to two years away on the cards. However, given Diablo III fans have already waited seven years for the sequel, just the fact that it is now official is a plus. The gameplay trailer below highlights the direction the game is taking.
“Sanctuary has been a home to Diablo players for more than 20 years, and it’s with our own deep passion for the series and a deep appreciation of the community that we announce Diablo IV today,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re excited to be returning to the dark, quintessential Diablo gameplay that players love while expanding the world and story in new ways, and we can’t wait for more people to be able to experience it.”
Diablo IV is built on an all-new game engine with guests at Blizzcon able to play the first of three Diablo IV character classes. The Barbarian uses a new more powerful combat system called Arsenal, arming him with the ability to carry and rapidly switch between four different weapons. The Sorceress harkens back to Diablo II with the ability to impale foes on jagged spikes of ice while the Druid is a savage shapeshifter that can fluidly transform between werewolf, werebear and human form unleashing magic powers on the way.