Although fans are still reacting negatively to the announcement of the mobile game Diablo: Immortal, a game that seems to be Diablo 4 is said to be developing under the code name “Fenris”.
Thanks to the interview carried out with 11 current and former Blizzard employees, Kotaku discovered this development. After the second expansion for Diablo 3 was canceled, it should have been released after the Reaper of Souls. However, many of the team members started working on the project and according to the source, it was embodies Diablo 4.
Having been begun to develop since 2016, many people saw optimism about the direction it is carrying out. Although it is still in the early stages of development, the game is expected to be released in 2020 or later, and it is unknown whether the game will be released on the PC first or for other systems.
The team also had to make an important decision whether Diablo 4 retained its original camera angle from previous Diablo games or used a close-up look – a third view that was tested in a Diablo project. However, the recent builds of the game are expected to stay the same as Diablo games that have been released before.
“A lot of people feel like Diablo 3 has escaped what makes the brand of Diablo game about art style and magic effects,” an existing Blizzard employee said the game is aimed at becoming the same as Diablo 2 more than its predecessor.
The current focus of Fenris is to introduce “a bit of MMO elements” into the series, inspired by Destiny. Blizzard was said to have planned throughout 2018 to announce the game. “In January, they still plan to announce the game this year. We plan to have a playable demo,” a source said. “At the time of May, the game’s progress is not far enough. That is a normal problem. Everything happens more slowly than what they would like. ”