Diablo MMO Hinted?

MTV Multiplayer Journalist Tracey John wraps up her set of interviews with Jay Wilson with a bang. Diablo 1 and Diablo II characters will be prominent throughout the storyline of Diablo 3, as well as characters from the novels that did never exist in the previous Diablo games. More interesting is that Blizzard considers Diablo 3, the wrap up of the trilogy. Did we get a hint that Diablo MMO is to follow? Or a Diablo 3 Expansion? Read the Diablo 3 Storyline interview.
“We also tried to focus a little more on bringing characters back, and not just from ‘Diablo II’ but from ‘Diablo I,’” he said. “We feel like a lot of the focus is on ‘Diablo II’ but ‘Diablo I’ started it all and has a lot of really good stuff on the gameplay side and on the character side. So people can expect to see characters from ‘Diablo I,’ more characters from ‘Diablo II,’ and characters from some of the books. We’re definitely going to bring a few of them in.”

Thanks, Jugzor


  • #1 sammyly02
    The World of Diablo.
  • #2 Magistrate
    I'm not seeing any evidence of an MMO or an expansion in there....
  • #3 Romak
    I just loved the sentence at the bottom of the interview xD

    "Is it too soon to start complaining about the art style of “Diablo IV“?

    Priceless ^^
  • #4 FingolfinGR
    indeed, i dont see anything hinting for a MMORPG from this post. But i do like the fact we're getting people from Diablo 1 back. Could he mean a playable class too?
  • #5 DeusEx
    can someone explain to me how there is a hint of a diablo MMO in there?
  • #6 Aussensaiter
    Quote from "Magistrate" »
    I'm not seeing any evidence of an MMO or an expansion in there....


    Anyone read the link ?

    “It’s not just ‘Diablo III’ — we’ve got plans beyond.”

    Sounds pretty much like more for the Diablo Universe to me :)
  • #7 biff_exploder
    wait... what??
  • #8 DSquared82
    If there's even more of the Diablo universe to give; then I'm all for it. MMO...prequel...whatever.
  • #9 Magistrate
    I still don't see the MMO in there... Could just as easily be a movie.
  • #10 WhirlWhindBaba
    Sin wars i think would be the best setting for a diablo mmo. also you have to read the whole article not just the snippets we post.... to get the zomg what els could they do with the diablo series? i mean if they can turn a rts game into a mmo you can definetly turn a action already rpg into a mmo.
  • #11 biff_exploder
    diablo mmo would suck hard, monthly fees are moronic.
  • #12 Kenzai
    A big NO to a Diablo MMO.

    And yes, its damn personal, i totally hate MMO's.

    (No its not just the monthly fee. I dont like them because of several issues and the monthly fee is just something that removes the last small chance. So yes, theres a small chance that ill play a free MMO, something like %1. Thats actually just the possibility of starting to play, continueing to play is also something like a %1 chance. That equals a total of %0,01.)
  • #13 Magistrate
    Man, not another one of these.

    I remember before the announcement you were flamed if you said Diablo III wasn't going to be an MMO. They aren't making an MMO- period. It's just an expansion or something.
  • #14 Cureingangel
    I agree wuth Magistrate Its going to be an expansion. pretty obvious thats wat being hinted. and yea lets not start the MMO Debate again.
  • #15 okok9
    lol..someone has great imagination :D just wait for the game..dont start every thread with no facts.. pure imagination...
  • #16 Guildenstern
    Well, Blizzard is currently hiring for a "top secret next-gen MMO" so it's possible.
  • #17 DiabloFoggie
    Quote from "Guildenstern" »
    Well, Blizzard is currently hiring for a "top secret next-gen MMO" so it's possible.

    World of Warcraft AND Diablo ALL Mixed together. Diablo VS. Arthas :D
  • #18 Macros
    I don't see anything about an MMO in there. Just that it's not the end of Diablo. Saying that this title wraps up on this storyline, doesn't mean there won't be another Diablo some day in the future. It just means it wraps up this particular storyline. Diablo did alot of evil stuff in his past, and he's certain to do alot of evil stuff again in the future. So they may very easily just make a Diablo IV that has another ongoing story. Basically, it means (imo) that the plan of the Prime Evils truly comes to fruition in Diablo 3. They either win, or we lose. Either way, we'll know it all by the end of D3. We'll know what they were really planning.
    Also, they could've ment that the game after Diablo 3 is going to be called "Baal" or something cuz maybe the storyline they wanna pursue doesn't involve Diablo himself anymore after 3, and then using his name for the game is foolish.

    As for "It's not just 'Diablo III' [coming up] - we've got plans beyond", I think he means the movie. We all know it's coming, they had it up on that site then took it away. It's the same site it was with the Warcraft movie, and you know what? They had it up there, then took it away.. Guess what? The Warcraft movie got confirmed.

    Regardless, let's all still hope there will NEVER EVER FUCKING EVER be a Diablo MMO.

    *OFF_TOPIC* Btw, just to reply to some people earlier, I don't care about a monthly fee. Makers of the game getting more money so they can spend more time improving the game after it's been released? I'm all for it. And what's the difference really, if you're paying for 5 games in year's time or that amount of money in a year's time on one game you can keep playing.. Although I have to say I like GW's system better; no monthly fee, just a new game every half year. Comes down to the same thing, but feels alot nicer :)

    The point is, I'm just not the person to enjoy playing MMO's, and certainly not WoW. Not my kind of game at all. And the story would get fucked up with a Diablo MMO (although of course, there's more freedom in the Diablo story than in the Warcraft story; you just make a new Diablo game after the MMO and have it take place before all of it. Not so easy with Warcraft..).
  • #19 biff_exploder
    “It’s not just ‘Diablo III’ — we’ve got plans beyond.”
    this can even mean they are making diablo underwear for all we know...

    "HEY BABY YOU WANNA SEE MY SOULSTONE ??? *wink wink *nudge nudge huh? *wink wink *nudge nudge:thumbsup:"
  • #20 Daaavid
    And while “Diablo III” ends the trilogy, fans needn’t worry — it’s not the final curtain for “Diablo.” “We’re not saying this is the end of the ‘Diablo’ universe, but we are trying to bring this storyline to a close,” Wilson said. “It’s not just ‘Diablo III’ — we’ve got plans beyond.”

    Woot!! Maybe its that next gen MMO.
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