Diablo III Hints?

Thanks to Shacknews for the heads up.

Diablo III is one of those games that most people assume has to be in development, but has still yet to be announced. Now, several Blizzard and Diablo fan sites have hosted an online chat interview with Diablo novelization author Richard A. Knaak containing numerous tidbits suggesting that a third main game in Blizzard's acclaimed hack and slash RPG series is on the way. Some choice quotes:

Q - Medievaldragon: How much of the book is creation of yours, and how involved is Chris Metzen behind the canon storyline of Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy? Do you think the ramifications of this book impact in the storyline of Diablo 3 the game?

A - Knaak: This is a pure collaboration between myself and Chris/Blizzard. All that is written is passed by him and the others there. This will be canon and has adjusted earlier info. The ramifications here will be used for any future project...and I ain't writing for a dead game.

Q - Deathshade|EU: So... Diablo 3?

A - Knaak: I am not writing for a dead world...but a world with dead. nuff saidSweet, Diablo III. Now all we need is Starcraft II and Warcraft IV!

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Blizzard is the only PC game developer that always makes quality games. I don't care what they release or when, I only expect them to maintain their same quality standards. I wish more game developers would follow blizzard's model.

Although I'd love to see D3 before S2 as I am not a fan of RTS games.

I personally can't wait for Diablo III to come out. That's going to be so much fun :). I owned Diablo II and it's EXP. I've played the hell out of them both (no pun intended).

Errm...... SC2 was cancelled, IIRC
Correct me if i'm wrong (with a source)

Diablo 3 FTW.
And also agreed, better not be a WoW type thing. Hack n Slack shouldn't be like that :P

Wow...waiting for this game is going to be like waiting for a meteor to hit the Earth.

Diablo was my first game as well....I definitely get it.

Guys,

Maybe you all missed this.

WoW currently is the biggest most -milkable cow they have. They are putting all their resources there.

As for StarCraft 2? Well, StarCraft for your information is still doing well, especially in Korea. I do see like 3-4 litres of milk in StarCraft left. Plenty to go around.

My guess? I say Blizzard gonna delay all development on single and multiplayer games first. It's probably another MMORPG, StarCraft universe anyone?

Blizzard would be one of the best gaming companies out there if they got off their asses and released sequels to the games everyone wants more regularly (how long was it between Warcraft 2 and Warcraft 3?) and stopped being so anal about their IP.

they are one of the best game companies out there because they DONT rush sequals out the door one after the other. They'll make it when and if they want to. Theres no point them making it if they would prefer to be doing something else, otherwise the 18 - 24 months of work will show it.

I WANT SC2 MORE!!!

can someone also tell me what you can get in a supposed D3 that u cant already get in WoW? D3 sounds like a waste of resources that could be going towards SC2.

Well, hopefully the gameplay will be more of a spin off of Diablo 2 then WoW.

Diablo, in my opinion, is suppose to have much faster game play then WoW. As in, having to take on rooms of lots of horrible monsters and bashing heads in and flinging blood on the dungeon wall is more the type of game Diablo is. It is a hack and slash. There wouldn't be "cast time" in a diablo game, but there usually is cool down time. And you have to chug potions like there is no tomorrow. Oh yeah, and the dungeons are randomized. Every play through will yield different labyrinth to explorer for good loot.


The theme is very different as well. I would like SC2 or Diablo 3 or even some new title from Blizzard would be awesome, IMO. I'm pretty tired of WoW (probably played it for 5 or 6 months over the span of 1 1/2 years) and would rather have a new game then an expansion to WoW.

Well..of course there will eventually be a Diablo 3. Blizzard would be dumb not to go back to milking that cash cow. We want to get a sense on when!

if they release Diablo 3 before SC 2 I'll be a little ****ed off with Blizzard... :(

I've been waiting since Broodwar for Blizzard to release SC 2