Update: A Blizzard rep tells Paste, “We’re always exploring different ideas at Blizzard, that includes Diablo, which is one of our core franchises. However, we don’t have anything to announce today.”
Original Story: An unannounced Diablo game is in the works, according to a new job listing posted on Blizzard Entertainments’ Careers section.
The listing reads:
**We Need You**
The minions of Hell are growing stronger…
We’re working on a new, unannounced Diablo project. Are you a skilled Dungeon Artist? Come work with us, and together we will build something exceptional.
Our team of talented developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we might be a phenomenal fit for you.
Blizzard ask that the Dungeon Artist be able to provide “Modeling and texturing compelling assets. Essential skills include a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets.” Their ideal candidate “can concept, model, and texture your work! You are also up on the latest tools and technology.”
This isn’t the only role Blizzard is looking for, either. There are several new postings on their website for the forthcoming Diablo game, including a VFX Artist, Environmental Artist, 3D Artist and more. Blizzard doesn’t give too much away about the new project, but any news on a sequel is sure to be good news for hardcore Diablo fans.
Diablo 3, the last entry in the series, took the world by storm when it was first released in May 2012. It became the fastest-selling PC game of that year, moving more than 12 million copies. The game was one of the more controversial entries in the series with Blizzard implementing digital rights management to the game that required players have a constant internet connection to play. Blizzard also experimented with adding an auction house to the game, which allowed players to buy or sell virtual items with in-game gold or real-world money. The auction house feature would later be shut down in 2014 due to management issues.
Blizzard did not immediately reply to Paste’s request for more information on their unannounced Diablo project.