In brief: Blizzard incurred the combined wrath of (most) gamers when the only Diablo title it revealed at BlizzCon was a mobile game called Diablo Immortal.
"I mean, I wouldn't rule anything out, but we don't have any plans around [Warcraft IV] at this point", Pete Stilwell, Blizzard's senior producer, told GameSpot. Diablo Immortal is now in development for mobile platforms. It added that "While we won't be ready to announce all of our projects, we do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show".
Fans of yet another popular game franchise from Blizzard Entertainment will have to keep waiting for the fourth installment, at least for now. It even led to one person asking the Diablo panel if the announcement was an "out of season April Fool's joke".
After the overwhelmingly negative response from Blizzard's fan base about the announcement of the company's Diablo Immortal mobile game, CEO Allen Adham has confirmed that there are more mobile titles in the works.
"For our diehard PC fans, we will say though, we still have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects". Schreier initially claimed that Blizzard had planned to air the video during BlizzCon, but changed their minds and pulled it.
The blog, published back in 2014 on the official Diablo 3 website, "announces" the mobile game 'Happy Reaper.' The post jokingly refers to the fake game as the "definitive Diablo experience coming soon to web and mobile!"