Blizzard Says Not to Expect Any Diablo Announcements at BlizzCon This Year
It’s Diablo‘s 20th anniversary, and BlizzCon is set to go down on November 3-4 later this year. That got some players to expect that something big was in store for the popular series, but that isn’t the case. Blizzard announced today that there won’t be any announcements about Diablo III expansions or any new content.
The Diablo development team had this to say about the role-playing game’s BlizzCon 2017 presence:
BlizzCon draws near, and we wanted to give you an update about Diablo’s presence at the show. Last year at BlizzCon, we kicked off Diablo’s 20th anniversary by announcing the old-school cathedral dungeon (if you missed that the first time around, it’s coming back in January) and unveiling Rise of the Necromancer. This year, we want to give you a heads-up that while Diablo will be on the show floor, we won’t be making any new Diablo announcements. There will be a time for that at some point in the future, but that time is not now.
However, in addition to the special BlizzCon Diablo III in-game reward, we’ll also have Diablo panels for attendees and Virtual Ticket holders, and, as always, we look forward to a weekend filled with fun and revelry with the heroes who call Sanctuary home.
Patch 2.6.1 is on the horizon. Looking beyond that, we’re hard at work on the future of Diablo and exploring what’s next for the franchise. Please be patient. Our passion for Sanctuary burns as bright as the High Heavens and as hot as the Burning Hells—and we’re excited to hunker down and get working!
Fan expectations can certainly go sky high during conventions, so it’s nice to see Blizzard being so communicative with their fans.