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

DateTypeTitleSynopsis
2021
5 JulyInterviewDiablo 4 Art InterviewJohn Mueller talks to PCGamesN
30 JuneDev UpdateDiablo 4 Developer Quarterly update – 30 June 2021A closer look at the monster and character art.
6 MayInterviewDiablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob GaleraniIGN Interview
18 AprInterviewDiablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob GaleraniInterview with PCGamesN.
17 AprInterviewDiablo 2 Resurrected Interview with Chris Amaral and Rob GaleraniInterview following the alpha test completion from Inven.kr
14 AprArticleFinal thoughts on the Technical AlphaA recap of the Alpha test and overall impressions of the remaster.
11 AprVideoAll the streaming video coverage of the Technical AlphaElly and Rush share their gameplay.
9 AprArticleTechnical Alpha Initial ImpressionsPureDiablo’s first look at the Alpha version.
7 AprFAQDiablo 2 Resurrected Fact SheetPre-alpha FAQ sheets and screenshots.
19 FebBlizzConDiablo Q&A Session RecapAll the Diablo developers answer questions about Diablo 4, Diablo 2 Resurrected and Diablo Immortal.
19 FebBlizzConDiablo 2 Resurrected Panel RecapDevelopers discuss the remaster.
19 FebBlizzConFirst Diablo 2 Resurrected Screenshots, Trailer & GameplayThe Diablo 2 remaster is revealed.
19 FebBlizzConDiablo 4 RevealsThe Rogue is revealed
19 FebInterviewIGN Interview on Diablo 4 PvP and RogueDiscussing the BlizzCon reveals.
19 FebInterviewEurogamer Interview with Diablo 2 Resurrected teamDiscussing the Diablo2 Resurrected BlizzCon reveals
19 FebInterviewRurogamer Interview on Rogue and PvPDiscussing the new Diablo 4 class.
30 JanPress ReleaseVicarious Visions Former Studio Head Jennifer Oneal Promoted to EVP of Development at BlizzardReshuffling after Vivarious Visions merger.
22 JanPress ReleaseActivision moves Vicarious Visions into BlizzardStudio known for remasters joins Blizzard family.
2020
16 DecDev UpdateDiablo 4 Developer Update #4This time there’s an update on the newer skill tree, and finally some updates on Itemisation.
2 NovAnnouncementJoe Piepiora is new Lead Systems Designer on Diablo 4New team member appointed.
6 octPress ReleaseActivision Blizzard to Close French OfficesFrench offices closing down.
29 SeptDev UpdateDiablo 4 Developer Update #3Game Director Luis Barriga looks at skills and talents.
26 JunDev UpdateDiablo 4 Developer Update #2The team discusses their current progress which has been working heavily on the Dry Steppes to create a more “cohesive experience” while testing.
26 FebDev UpdateDiablo 4 Developer Update #1Interface design and how the team is also developing controller support on PC and on console, and a look at monster families.
2019
3 DecDev UpdateSystem Design in Diablo 4 – Part 2Items and Affixes discussed.
19 NovDev UpdateSystem Design in Diablo 4 – Part 1Blizzard’s David Kim talks about itemisation, end-game progressions and more.
1 NovBlizzCon PanelDiablo 4 Systems & Features PanelTranscript. 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 NovBlizzCon PanelDiablo 4 Reveal PanelTranscript.  Luis Barriga, Game Director, Tiffany Wat, Senior Producer and John Mueller, Art Director introduce D4.
1 NovPress ReleaseDiablo 4 AnnouncedBlizzard reveals the latest game in the franchise at BlizzCon.
2016
4 NovPress ReleaseNecromancer Blizzcon Diablo 3 Fact SheetDetails on the Diablo 3 expansion.
2013
21 AugAnnouncementDiablo 3 Reaper of Souls AnnouncedDiablo 3 gets its first and only expansion.
21 FebPress ReleaseDiablo 3 PS3 and PS4 AnnouncedDiablo 3 coming to console systems.
1 AprAnnouncementDiablo 3 Auction House ClosingAfter much criticism, Blizzard pulls the plug on the controversial auction house.
2012
20 AugAnnouncementParagon System IntroducedExtending the reason to keep playing revealed by Blizzard.
19 JunAnnouncementBlizzard offers Koreans Refund on Diablo 3Server instability acknowledged by Blizzard as refunds are dished out.
15 MayPress ReleaseDiablo 3 LaunchesThe third game in the franchise finally launches worldwide.
25 AprPress ReleaseDiablo 3 Launch Events WorldwideSpecial events for launch are taking place globally.
15 MarPress ReleaseDiablo 3 Release Date AnnouncedBlizzard reveals the date all fans have been waiting for.
2003
3 Jun Press ReleaseResignation of Founding MembersBlizzard North veterans decide to walk away from Blizzard.
2001
26 Jul Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Lord of Destruction Breaks Sales RecordsExpansion sells a load of copies.
2000
1 Sep Press ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment announces plans for the Diablo 2 ExpansionThe first and only expansion for the second game in the franchise brings two new classes.
28 Jun Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Ships WorldwideDiablo 2 is finally released.
27 Jun Press ReleaseDiablo II hits the stores 30th June 2000The date to get excited about is unleashed to fans.
7 Jun Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Goes GoldDevelopment on the sequel finally concludes.
28 Apr Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Nears Completion as Blizzard Prepares for Final TestingBeta testing is coming to an end.
15 Mar Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Beta Sign-ups for Next WeekFans get ready to put their names down to test the sequel.
3 Mar Press ReleaseDiablo 2 Collector’s Edition AnnouncedFancy box of extra goodies will be available for all those wanting to splash out.
1999
11 Nov Press ReleaseDiablo 2 and Beta Test Delayed
12 Nov Press ReleaseDiablo “The Calling” Debuts on Big Screen
15 Sep Press ReleaseBattle.Net Remains World’s Largest Online Game Service
15 MayPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment Expands Number One Selling Franchises Through Licensing Deals
14 AprPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment Unveils Diablo II’s Latest Updates
13 MayPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment Previews Diablo II’s Realistic 3D Support
4 FebPress ReleaseBattle.net Still The Biggest Online Gaming Service
1998
20 NovPress ReleaseCendant Corporation to Sell Software Division
9 NovPress ReleaseMicrostar Software Settles Lawsuit For Violation Of Blizzard Entertainment’s End-user License Agreement
8 SepPress ReleaseDiablo II, Sequel To The Number-One Selling Roll-Playing Game, Debuts With 3Dfx Support
28 MayPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment Unveils Diablo II
1997
7 SepPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment Announces Diablo II Sequel to 1997’s best-selling game in the works
25 JunPress ReleaseDiablo Hits 13 Million Games Played Over Battle.Net
18 JunePress ReleaseBlizzard Prepares To Expand Battle.net features and Global Network
8 AprPress ReleaseBlizzard Entertainment’s Diablo Remains Number-One Selling Game

 



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