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Joe Piepiora is new Lead Systems Designer on Diablo 4

There’s been some shuffling around of positions at Blizzard recently, and for Diablo 4, David Kim has left the team and been replaced by Joe Piepiora.

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Tom Powers joins Diablo Community team

The Diablo community management team has expanded with the addition of Tom Powers. Some of you may not know Tom but he’s been part of the Blizzard team for a while.

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How they modelled Diablo 4's “By Three They Come” cinematic

How they modelled Diablo 4’s “By Three They Come” cinematic

Over on Artstation there’s a great piece on how the team behind the “By Three They Come” created this cinematic. This cinematic was probably one of the best Diablo cinematics we have seen in years. It’s not surprising when you find out how long it took.

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Activision Blizzard to Close French Offices

Some big news coming out this evening that will affect all Blizzard staff based in Paris. It’s come to light this afternoon that the Activision Blizzard offices based in Versailles are to close down completely.

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Diablo 4 Development Update – 29 September 2020

It’s finally here, the next Diablo 4 development update. Game Director Luis Barriga introduces this latest installment which covers the new skills and talent systems which is literally a new tree. They also look at a new Sorceress Enchantment System and briefly touch on the end-game progression system.

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Mike Morhaime returns with new Game Company Dreamhaven

Mike Morhaime departed Blizzard in 2018 and after a short break, he’s back with a new game company called Dreamhaven. The new company also includes some very familiar Blizzard names.

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BlizzCon Online Date Set for February 2021

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.

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Composer Jason Hayes updates his website with rare Diablo music tracks

Composer Jason Hayes, known for his contributions to all major Blizzard franchises, recently updated his website with tracks for various games he worked on,

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David BrevikDavid Brevik Recalls Diablo 2 Crunch

David Brevik Recalls Diablo 2 Crunch

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.

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David Brevik talks about the origins of Diablo 1 and Diablo 2

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.

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