We spoke to Diablo 4 Director Joe Shely and general

  • After the demise of D2R Items its director who was in place prior to 2021, following various lawsuits and investigations alleging the existence of a "frat boy" workplace culture in Activision Blizzard, Diablo IV is set to launch in 2023 and support crossing-progression and crossplay between PC as well as consoles. Blizzard recently revealed more details concerning Diablo IV's fifth final launch class, called the Necromancer.

    We spoke to Diablo 4 Director Joe Shely and general manager of the Diablo franchise Rod Fergusson about the current state of Diablo, what their ambitions include for Diablo 4. as well as how the game was created to meet them.

    It's an exciting time for Diablo. There's the launch of Immortal and recently, you've showcased the first part the gameplay of Diablo 4. Rod as the overseer for the Diablo franchise, can you give us an update on the temperature of the Diablo franchise? Where are you at and what do you think it ought to be?

    Rod Fergusson: I think it's never been a better time to be an Diablo player and Diablo player. There's Diablo on the market, and it's been out for 10 years now but even in the most recent season, Season 26. we have 150 million hours of playing.

    In actuality, we just reached over 65 million players who played Diablo. As of the month September we saw Diablo 2: Resurrected come back, and we had more than five million players that came back to play D2:R. This is a PC game from the 21st century that buy D2R Ladder Items has now been remastered and is available on consoles as well.