This is all it says... where do you see the cain logo?
Blizzard, the company that has been known to release world wide game hits such as StarCraft and World of Warcraft, has hinted that there is a project in the works that is neither StarCraft, nor World of Warcraft based. Could that mean... Diablo?! If any breaking news were to release, the dedicated www.diablofans.com community site would be where it would show up first.
Here are a few hints that have been dropped so far about the coming of D3...
Job openings listed in the last three years specifically for the "Diablo Team."
In 2005, GamesIndustry.biz wrote a story on Blizzard North's move to the Irvine office, where they would "continue working on an unannounced project, widely believed to be a new game in the hugely popular Diablo franchise."
In October 2006, the article author interviewed Diablo: The Sin War author Richard A. Knaak, who claimed, "I ain’t writing for a dead game."
The Diablo II splash page the week before the Worldwide Invitational had Deckard Cain saying, “Stay awhile and listen!”
PC Action: Unfortunately we are not allowed to talk about any details at the moment concerning this game -Lukasz Ciszewski (June 5, 2008)
Not too much evidence, but there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Most of my childhood was dedicated to chopping up demons with a big ass ax and skeeting out fireballs at midget rat-imps (or whatever the hell those things were in Kurast). It would be nice to be able to revisit the world of Sanctuary without having my eyes rot out of my head with the 800 x 600 res of Diablo 2.
My guess? If they want to keep the Diablo fanbase alive for much longer, they will have to make an announcement that D3 is in the works by 2009... and then the real waiting game will begin. I will be delightfully surprised if they finally change their laggy release habit and kick out this title in less than 2 years after they announce it.
I just listened to the PC Gamer podcast, and they said their august cover story would be Cyrsis' successor Warhead. So no Diablo 3. Do the PC Action teasers match this game? I dunno... what with all the D3 teasing they've been doing it had better be Diablo 3...
July issue was last months; that's where I got the snippet about the upcoming issue (which is now revealed to have Crysis Warhead). The fact some people keep ignoring is that in the preview picture of next months issue there is a banner across the top of the cover that says first time exclusive (censored) with the name or whatever blacked out. And NO this isn't Crysis Warhead. Why would they have a picture of Crysis Warhead on the cover but black out it's name on the top banner of the magazine. It's something else and they obviously don't want people to know. I know there's a topic on this somewhere; I'll post the link to it
If you look on the top banner it says Exclusive Announcement !! (censored). Admins you can redirect this post if you want as there is already a post about next months PC Gamer. Just trying to clear this up for people. Someone brought up a good point in the PC Gamer issue thread that PC Gamer said Diablo 3 was not on their cover; but they didn't say anything about it not being in the magazine. Anyways once I get mine in (should be in a week or so, Ill be the first to let you all know if anything is in it.