Diablo 4 News: Fourth installment or dead-end for the franchise?

Diablo 4 News: Fourth installment or dead-end for the franchise?

After game director Josh Mosqueira left the Diablo franchise, speculations are building up as to what the future for Diablo 4 might be. Many believes that Mosqueira’s departure elevated the possibilities of a dead-end for the game franchise.

Up until now, there are still no reports coming from Blizzard Entertainment as to who will replace Mosqueira as the game director.

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However, according to Game N Guide, reports are circulating about a possible Diablo 3 expansion instead and that this will be an easier task for Blizzard rather than a Diablo 4 concept. With Mosquiera gone, the team who will handle the new installment needs to be very familiar with the game if Diablo 4 will push through.

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With the success of the third installment, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, reports say that Blizzard will have a hard time attempting to proceed by forcing a new installment of the game. Since its release in 2013, Diablo 3 has accumulated more than 2 million in sales and sold 30 million copies around the globe.

In a report published by The Christian Times, the success of the franchise has been widely credited to Mosquiera and his departure created a big hole that has to be filled in if Blizzard does not want to disappoint its fans.

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Aside from Mosqueira, writers Brian Kindregan and Leonard Boyarsky and designers John Yang and Don Vu reportedly also left the team. This can only mean that if there will be a fourth installment, expect a whole different development team.

With all these reports about a possible expansion of Diablo 3 and departure of huge names who orchestrated the success of the game, will there still be a fourth installment or a will it be the end for the franchise?

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