i am watching and reading all stuff on youtube and fan sites about blizzcon 2016 hopes and announcements and conspirancies.
I just want to leave my two cents and my opinion and speculation here to share it with the community.
Ok lets get started.
1. Blizzard at one point said something like we are continously check and watch fan sites of our games to see and be up to date about the feelings and needs and wishes of the community in regards of our games.
So they know by now the outcry and upsetment of the community for the lack of new updates, patches, announcements and so on.
2. Last year blizzcon 2015 diablo was...well yeah you guys know...not even mentionable.
This year gamescom there was again well you can say nothing about diablo. Just, " yeah its 20th anniversary...a short woohoo"..ok diablo times up.
3. The job listings over the year about unannounced diablo project!! something IS being brewed in irvine.
4. The lack of updates and new informations about upcoming updates, patches. Anything.... there is notjing said about diablo including diablo 3 at all at the moment from a blue. this total silence is pretty unusual.
They didnt even do a statement about diablo 3 and its current stand.
Why no new patch? what the upcoming plans are for next season? if there ever will be a new patch for diablo 3 or not.
Something like " we like the current point of the game and are just continously are refining it with upcoming hotfixes "
So my points tell me and all the conspirancies (rhykkers dice theory), diablos anniversary and so on brings ne to my final speculation.
They will say something about another patch like 2.4.1 nothing big anymore for d3 and with a short, very short teaser of a new diablo game. i think or maybe just wish to think diablo 4, but i also think on the other side it could be a complete new kinda genre. A even faster phased played game. Still ARPG old school diablo but shorter rifts kinda.
Also playable on smartphones or at least tablets. Quick group finds and shorter runs.
No more limited groups. as many players as you want, but still each player joined increases difficulty. Bosses killed by big groups greater chance of better dropps and more items will dropp.
But whatever comes for diablo something will come i think abd am pretty sure it will have only a little tease at blizzcon if at all.
But a new patch will be announced.