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Let the Rumors End: David Brevik and Bill Roper Not Working on Diablo

by - 4 years ago


The Diablo hype train has been on full speed ahead with the hopes of either a Diablo 4 announcement or a Diablo 3 expansion announcement at BlizzCon. With David Brevik and Bill Roper being at Blizzard HQ last week rumors had started that maybe they are helping out with whatever is next in the franchise. The David Brevik tweeted this a couple days ago:

That of course got the hype train in full speed ahead mode leading many to speculate that he will be helping Blizzard out on the next Diablo project and that BlizzCon is going to have some crazy announcement this year. However, as I noted when this happened, he did not specify what game or studio he was advising. With the hype train going full speed ahead though, many Diablo fans and fansites missed that point and decided to go full steam ahead in their speculation that this is obvious that he’s talking about Diablo since he was JUST AT Blizzard HQ.

This ended quickly as David Brevik and Bill Roper both took to twitter today to calm the masses

So what does this all mean? Well, they’re not working on Diablo. Bill Roper isn’t coming back to Blizzard. David Brevik is advising for a Diablo like game but doesn’t specify what game or studio – however, keep in mind, that doesn’t mean he’s NOT advising for Blizzard.

But whatever he is working on, Blizzard or not, and whatever Blizzard is going to announce, people need to calm down and get their expectations in check.

  • No, we are not going to see Diablo 4 get announced at BlizzCon 2016 (if there even is a Diablo 4 in the works).
  • No, we are not going to see Diablo 3 Xpac 2 get announced at BlizzCon 2016 – and honestly, we will likely never see another expansion for Diablo 3 as the team has moved on to an unannounced project.
  • No, we are not going to see Diablo 2 HD get announced at BlizzCon. If anything Diablo 2 happens, it might make it available for free on Battle.net (or whatever they’re calling it now) as Blizzard will likely push their classic games onto that platform.

Instead, you are likely going to get a feature rich patch 2.5 which will have some things in it to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the game. Go in expecting that and no more, and you won’t leave BlizzCon feeling disappointed.

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JR Cook

JR has been writing for fan sites since 2000 and has been doing Blizzard Exclusive fansites since 2003. He helped co-found BlizzPro in 2013. You can hear JR every week talk about Hearthstone on the Well Met Podcast published on iTunes.

2 responses to “Let the Rumors End: David Brevik and Bill Roper Not Working on Diablo”

  1. Patrick Buchhave Nielsen says:

    GAME.. DEAD.. YOU REALLY THINK PEOPLE LIKE PLAYING THE SAME SHIT WITH 10 NEW ITEMS EVERY 3 MONTHS…. game needs so many other things that should be there from start…. jesus.. exp or D4 was the only way you could save..
    Your unanounced project better be killing it.. coz if its a patch project of new this.. people are gonna leave mid talk in your blizzcon

  2. Noctis Claritate says:

    My hype isn’t hurting anyone, and I find it funny when people get down right angry when I display excitement for the future of this game and it’s potential. This newly established hype train is bringing me back to the game in a big way and when I read articles such as this… it’s discouraging and makes me want to play less. Bill Roper and David Brevik made their posts in quick succession of the other, which makes me think they were asked to make such posts by Blizzard for legal reasons. Now I’m not saying that’s the case, but everyone hopping on board and assuming otherwise is kind of hilarious. Believing so easily and quickly what people say and type… I can only be thankful that us geeks aren’t so prone to FOX news. In my defense however, things like this happen all the time in the gaming industry, and has so quite a bit with the Diablo team itself. Diablo 3 is in dire need of massive changes and new content, and they’ve had a lot of time to manage this, so yes… I am hopeful that something beyond a mere patch will be presented, and no one will hinder that except for being proven wrong at Blizzcon which is certainly possible.

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