Things have been slow in Diablo-land for the past few years, but that’s likely going to change soon, with Blizzard teasing on Twitter today that it has some Diablo projects in the works. One of them, we believe, is Diablo 3 Switch.
In a short video, Blizzard community manager Brandy Camel promised Diablo fans that the company isn’t ignoring the popular action-adventure franchise.
“We have multiple Diablo projects in the works,” she said. “Some of them are going to take longer than others, but we may have some things to show you later this year.”
It’s safe to guess that one of those is the next big Diablo game — that’s likely the one that’s going to take longer than others — and we’re pretty sure that another is a port of Diablo 3 to Switch.
In fact, Blizzard had teased as much, tweeting a photo of Diablo 3’s logo on a light switch on February 28 of this year. But the company soon denied that was the case, telling Kotaku at the time that “the tweet was meant to be a fun engagement piece. We do not have any plans to announce Diablo for Switch.”
Yet Eurogamer reported shortly afterwards that Diablo 3 was indeed in development for the Switch, and Kotaku has heard the same from a reliable source. It’s a safe bet that we’ll hear more about this port before year’s end.
Diablo 3, which had a rocky start when it launched in May 2012, has sold over 30 million copies across PC, PlayStation and Xbox. The game’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, came out in March 2014, transforming it into one of the better action-RPGs out there.
The game has received a regular trickle of updates and seasons since then, although there have been no new acts or substantial content updates — the biggest, 2017's Rise of the Necromancer, added a new class to the game. It’s about time for new Diablo stuff.