News coming from Blizzplanet’s parent or sister site Diablo3.com (Blizzplanet has been hosted for two years courtesy of Diablo3.com). Consider this Rumor Mill until further notice.
The Diablo3.com Fansite Community has set up a Diablo 3 News Watch looking forward to a very possible announcement of a Diablo game at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals 2008 to be held on Paris, France at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Center.
It is no secret Blizzard is working on a Diablo game after job openings dating back a year and more recently specifically saying, and I quote: “The team behind Diablo I and II is looking for a skilled lead 3D level designer …”—that is a given. To fuel the rumor mill that a Diablo game might be announced this year at the Invitationals let’s do some time-machine review.
Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals (June 28-29, 2008)
Diablo II Release date on US (June 29, 2000)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction expansion release date on Europe (June 29, 2001)
Coincidence? ‘Nuff said!
To read all the news in the past two years amounting to what everyone thinks may be a Diablo Announcement read this article.
On a separate note, I was invited to be staff member once Diablo3.com emerges from its chrysalis. Bookmark Diablo 3 News Watch. Don’t worry, I will continue to update Blizzplanet. =)
Note: I have been offered many times by unknown people, but No, I haven’t sold Blizzplanet.