World of Warcraft, Diablo developer to hold Gamescom press conference August 21.
Blizzard Entertainment will make a "special announcement" during a Gamescom press conference on August 21, the World of Warcraft and Diablo studio announced today.
The news comes from an invitation sent to media today that reads, "We're making a special announcement that's sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells, and all the shadowed places that lie between." The event itself will take place on the first day of Gamescom, August 21, at 11:30 a.m. local time. Gamescom takes place August 21-25 in Cologne, Germany. GameSpot will be on-hand at the event. Blizzard Entertainment has a number of projects in the pipeline, including Diablo III for consoles, Blizzard All-Stars, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and a next-generation MMO, in addition to continued support for World of Warcraft.
If it's Diablo 3 stuff it'll be console related most likely. Blizzcon hasn't taken place since 2011 and I am sure they really want to save their big announcements (WoW,Diablo SC2 expansions) for that event.
Edit: Hopefully I will be wrong and we will be getting expansion info
It's the roadmap for diablo 3 and patch release...Nothing else would make sense. They need to show the roadmap before they release the console version, so console buyers won't be able to go "what the hell..i bought a game which you completely changed the month after i bought it?!"..No..that won't happen..they will announce the patch and announce future changes...and push it out right before the console release (the loot overhaul patch that is), so they won't get that kind of heat for the loot system a week later ..the console version would be shredded with todays loot system..there is just no way you can "self find" your way to mp10 without an AH available.
Patch needs to arrive before september 3..At least for the consoles...Or people that makes it to 60 will just stop playing as they're making 0 progress with the mp's. They will also announce their plans for the mystic, but i'm pretty sure he won't make it for 1.09
My guess for the new loot system is that the range between good and bad items will be very small ..giving players a great chance to find all they need on their own (say a "bad" 1 hander has 900 dps minimum at inferno level and a good one has 11-1200)
I was pretty sure it was something minor that I wouldn't care about, likely something to do with consoles. But diablo.incgamers is speculating that it is indeed the expansion, and they have a pretty convincing argument. Who knows - don't really care when it's actually announced, since I probably won't end my D3 break until it launches, and that's certainly a long way off still.
Blizzard Entertainment has a number of projects in the pipeline
Yeah, sadly nothing really "catchy" :/
Diablo III Consoles = dont care.
Diablo III Expansion = interesting, but only when Loot 2.0 gonna rocks.
Blizzard all Stars = dont care.
Heartstone = gonna check it out, but not really into card games
Legacy of the Void = dont care.
WoW Expansion = could care even less, stopped played 2 years ago.
next Gen MMO = minimum 5 years to go.
My Hopes right now lay with the new Everquest Next...the Voxel Engine looks damn nice.
Also the new game from UBISoft looks daaamn sweet --> The Division
I hope this won't turn out to be like that time where they had a "big" announcement and it turned out to be that Hearthstone card game
It could be the D3 expansion... But what about the last wow expansion? didn't they say there is going to be another one after MOP? It could also be just information about a big patch like 2.0 for D3 or something.