2020 has been one of the strangest years in living memory thanks to the COVID pandemic with so many industry events being canceled or moved online. BlizzCon is no exception and today Blizzard has announced BlizzCon Online will take place in February next year.
David Brevik has just taken part in the Devcom 2020 chats which are currently running to coincide with what would be Gamescom if it were not for the pandemic. The interview is not currently online but there are some snippets.
Most of you who read the site know the story of Diablo and how it came to be. However, it’s always interesting to hear how the game was created directly from the Blizzard North developers. Ars Technica pinned down David Brevik to talk about the origins of Diablo 1 and Diablo 2.
There’s always a lot of debate and discussion within the community on how best to monetise Diablo. Blizzard is now looking at how that can be done with this new Diablo 4 Job Opening to direct how they will make cash from the game once it’s live.
Blizzard is celebrating 20 years of Diablo 2 with a few goodies including a retrospective from current the Diablo IV team, some speedrunning action, a limited edition Lord of Terror bust, and you can grab some Prime Evil Wings.
On the 29th of June, Diablo 2 will be turning 20. With this special date approaching some members of the community have been trying to tie that date in with a Diablo 2 Resurrected announcement. Think again because Blizzard has commented.
2020 has been one of the more disturbing years I can ever remember in my lifetime. The pandemic and the political situation in numerous countries around the world have been eye-openers for many. The Black Lives Matter movement has gone global and there are long overdue positive changes slowly starting to happen. Today Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack, issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter.
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