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Rumour: Diablo 4 might be Activision's replacement for Destiny

Published: 12:57, 29 October 2019
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Rumours regarding Blizzard's upcoming titles have been going on for months after an employee apparently leaked a lot of confidential information back in June 2019. One line suggests Activision are seeking to replace Destiny with Diablo 4.

Rumours originating on 4chan often turn out to be blatant fabrications but this one has at least some truth to it. The reason why an anonymous poster's allegations about the inner workings of Activision Blizzard could be true is that over the past months, several of their leaks turned out to be correct.

World of Warcraft's newest allied races indeed turned out to be Vulpera and Mechagnomes, Overwatch 2 and its PvE component are all but official, days before BlizzCon 2019 and Diablo 4 artbook leaks provided several bits of information and informally confirmed the game's existence. 

Ever since the post in June 2019 surfaced, Diablo fans that stumbled upon it were worried. It alleges that the game is a first-person shooter made in Overwatch engine. The reason it's no longer an isometric RPG loot fest is that Activision are seeking to "replace the vacuum" left by Destiny franchise after Bungie went their own way.

Apparently, the story will have players align with demons as millennia of peace turned angels into authoritarian regime and Diablo, previously the titular villain, was actually a good guy all along. We seem to recall hearing the same arc in another Blizzard game or two .

Following the disaster that was Diablo Immortal announcement, going down the FPS looter lane could put the final nail in the coffin of a once-beloved franchise.

Diablo Immortal, a mobile game by NetEase and Blizzard

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Back in June, these could be tossed aside as ravings of a disgruntled employee, or perhaps a troll with no affiliation with the company whatsoever, but many things from their post have come true so far. Too many to be ignored, that's for sure.

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