Diablo 4 Seemingly Leaked by Art Book Advert
A Blizzard advertisement in the latest issue of German magazine GameStar has seemingly leaked the existence of Diablo 4.A full-page advert on page 27 of the latest issue of GameStar features a segment for the upcoming The Art of Diablo hardback book, which is due for release in November. The description of the book reads: “Featuring over 500 artworks from Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III and Diablo IV, this book features many noteworthy artworks created for Blizzard Entertainment’s iconic action RPG.”A picture of the page has been circulating on Twitter, but GameStar itself has reported on the advert on its website. The article explains that the magazine will be available to purchase from October 23. As of writing, Diablo IV has not been officially announced, and it seems unlikely it will within the next two days.This could, of course, be a mistake in the advert’s copy. Typos happen all the time. However, copy is also rigorously checked before being sent to print. This also comes within touching distance of BlizzCon 2019, which begins on November 1. BlizzCon is traditionally where Blizzard announces its new projects, and with the art book due to be released later in November, this could indicate that Diablo 4 may be announced at the convention.Screens – Diablo ImmortalLast year’s BlizzCon felt ripe for a Diablo 4 announcement, but fans were instead introduced to mobile game Diablo Immortal. This caused a significant negative response in the community, something that Blizzard has since learned lessons from.While Diablo 4 is much anticipated, it remains to be seen if such an announcement can help turn around Blizzard’s popular perception following the Blizzard China Controversy.
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