In the last two years, the run to BlizzCon has triggered a new round of Diablo-4 rumors. And of course there are rumors this year again, but this time they've been inspired by pretty convincing evidence: the release of the BlizzCon showroom basemap.
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But that does not necessarily mean that Diablo 4 is coming: in fact, a recent Blizzard blog post strongly suggests that this is not the case.
"The BlizzCon 2018 is almost here and we've seen many rumors fly around our plans for Diablo at the show," the paper said. "These are very exciting times – we currently have several teams working on different Diablo projects, and we can not wait to tell you everything … when the time is right."
The post goes on to gently subordinate this to new Diablo not being announced at Blizzccon, but others expect lesser evils. "We know what many of you hope for and all we can say is that 'good things come to those who wait', but bad things often take longer.We thank you for your patience as our teams work tirelessly to create nightmarish Experiences worthy of the Lord of Terror. "
The post mentions the Nintendo Switch release of Diablo 3, which coincides with the first day of BlizzCon. But there will be other Diablo-related news: it is very unlikely that it will refer to a new game.