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

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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.

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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