Diablo Press Desk

Diablo Press DeskThe Diablo Press Desk highlights all the major announcements and information for Diablo IV, Diablo 2 Resurrected, and the Diablo franchise going right back to Diablo 1.

This list is updated as soon as new information about Diablo IV, Diablo 2 Resurrected or other important Blizzard news is released.

The Diablo Press Desk list below also includes press coverage from other media outlets and it’s worth checking regularly to make sure you don’t miss any coverage or news.

The Diablo Press Desk List by Date

Date Type Title Synopsis
2021
6 May Interview Diablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob Galerani IGN Interview
18 Apr Interview Diablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob Galerani Interview with PCGamesN.
17 Apr Interview Diablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob Galerani Interview following the alpha test completion from Inven.kr
14 Apr Article Final thoughts on the Technical Alpha A recap of the Alpha test and overall impressions of the remaster.
11 Apr Video All the streaming video coverage of the Technical Alpha Elly and Rush share their gameplay.
9 Apr Article Technical Alpha Initial Impressions PureDiablo’s first look at the Alpha version.
7 Apr FAQ Diablo 2 Resurrected Fact Sheet Pre-alpha FAQ sheets and screenshots.
19 Feb BlizzCon Diablo Q&A Session Recap All the Diablo developers answer questions about Diablo 4, Diablo 2 Resurrected and Diablo Immortal.
19 Feb BlizzCon Diablo 2 Resurrected Panel Recap Developers discuss the remaster.
19 Feb BlizzCon First Diablo 2 Resurrected Screenshots, Trailer & Gameplay The Diablo 2 remaster is revealed.
19 Feb BlizzCon Diablo 4 Reveals The Rogue is revealed
19 Feb Interview IGN Interview on Diablo 4 PvP and Rogue Discussing the BlizzCon reveals.
19 Feb Interview Eurogamer Interview with Diablo 2 Resurrected team Discussing the Diablo2 Resurrected BlizzCon reveals
19 Feb Interview Rurogamer Interview on Rogue and PvP Discussing the new Diablo 4 class.
30 Jan Press Release Vicarious Visions Former Studio Head Jennifer Oneal Promoted to EVP of Development at Blizzard Reshuffling after Vivarious Visions merger.
22 Jan Press Release Activision moves Vicarious Visions into Blizzard Studio known for remasters joins Blizzard family.
2020
16 Dec Dev Update Diablo 4 Developer Update #4 This time there’s an update on the newer skill tree, and finally some updates on Itemisation.
2 Nov Announcement Joe Piepiora is new Lead Systems Designer on Diablo 4 New team member appointed.
6 oct Press Release Activision Blizzard to Close French Offices French offices closing down.
29 Sept Dev Update Diablo 4 Developer Update #3 Game Director Luis Barriga looks at skills and talents.
26 Jun Dev Update Diablo 4 Developer Update #2 The team discusses their current progress which has been working heavily on the Dry Steppes to create a more “cohesive experience” while testing.
26 Feb Dev Update Diablo 4 Developer Update #1 Interface design and how the team is also developing controller support on PC and on console, and a look at monster families.
2019
3 Dec Dev Update System Design in Diablo 4 – Part 2 Items and Affixes discussed.
19 Nov Dev Update System Design in Diablo 4 – Part 1 Blizzard’s David Kim talks about itemisation, end-game progressions and more.
1 Nov BlizzCon Panel Diablo 4 Systems & Features Panel Transcript. Tim Ismay, Senior Producer. David Kim, Lead Systems Designer. Angela Del Priore, Lead UI Designer. Zaven Haroutunian, Lead Dungeon Designer. Joe Shely, Lead Game Designer.
1 Nov BlizzCon Panel Diablo 4 Reveal Panel Transcript.  Luis Barriga, Game Director, Tiffany Wat, Senior Producer and John Mueller, Art Director introduce D4.
1 Nov Press Release Diablo 4 Announced Blizzard reveals the latest game in the franchise at BlizzCon.
2016
4 Nov Press Release Necromancer Blizzcon Diablo 3 Fact Sheet Details on the Diablo 3 expansion.
2013
21 Aug Announcement Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Announced Diablo 3 gets its first and only expansion.
21 Feb Press Release Diablo 3 PS3 and PS4 Announced Diablo 3 coming to console systems.
1 Apr Announcement Diablo 3 Auction House Closing After much criticism, Blizzard pulls the plug on the controversial auction house.
2012
20 Aug Announcement Paragon System Introduced Extending the reason to keep playing revealed by Blizzard.
19 Jun Announcement Blizzard offers Koreans Refund on Diablo 3 Server instability acknowledged by Blizzard as refunds are dished out.
15 May Press Release Diablo 3 Launches The third game in the franchise finally launches worldwide.
25 Apr Press Release Diablo 3 Launch Events Worldwide Special events for launch are taking place globally.
15 Mar Press Release Diablo 3 Release Date Announced Blizzard reveals the date all fans have been waiting for.
2003
3 Jun  Press Release Resignation of Founding Members Blizzard North veterans decide to walk away from Blizzard.
2001
26 Jul  Press Release Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction Breaks Sales Records Expansion sells a load of copies.
2000
1 Sep  Press Release Blizzard Entertainment announces plans for the Diablo 2 Expansion The first and only expansion for the second game in the franchise brings two new classes.
28 Jun  Press Release Diablo 2 Ships Worldwide Diablo 2 is finally released.
27 Jun  Press Release Diablo II hits the stores 30th June 2000 The date to get excited about is unleashed to fans.
7 Jun  Press Release Diablo 2 Goes Gold Development on the sequel finally concludes.
28 Apr  Press Release Diablo 2 Nears Completion as Blizzard Prepares for Final Testing Beta testing is coming to an end.
15 Mar  Press Release Diablo 2 Beta Sign-ups for Next Week Fans get ready to put their names down to test the sequel.
3 Mar  Press Release Diablo 2 Collector’s Edition Announced Fancy box of extra goodies will be available for all those wanting to splash out.
1999
11 Nov  Press Release Diablo 2 and Beta Test Delayed
12 Nov  Press Release Diablo “The Calling” Debuts on Big Screen
15 Sep  Press Release Battle.Net Remains World’s Largest Online Game Service
15 May Press Release Blizzard Entertainment Expands Number One Selling Franchises Through Licensing Deals
14 Apr Press Release Blizzard Entertainment Unveils Diablo II’s Latest Updates
13 May Press Release Blizzard Entertainment Previews Diablo II’s Realistic 3D Support
4 Feb Press Release Battle.net Still The Biggest Online Gaming Service
1998
20 Nov Press Release Cendant Corporation to Sell Software Division
9 Nov Press Release Microstar Software Settles Lawsuit For Violation Of Blizzard Entertainment’s End-user License Agreement
8 Sep Press Release Diablo II, Sequel To The Number-One Selling Roll-Playing Game, Debuts With 3Dfx Support
28 May Press Release Blizzard Entertainment Unveils Diablo II
1997
7 Sep Press Release Blizzard Entertainment Announces Diablo II Sequel to 1997’s best-selling game in the works
25 Jun Press Release Diablo Hits 13 Million Games Played Over Battle.Net
18 June Press Release Blizzard Prepares To Expand Battle.net features and Global Network
8 Apr Press Release Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo Remains Number-One Selling Game

 



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