When Rod Fergusson, General Manager of the Diablo franchise, tweeted a teaser about an upcoming Diablo IV surprise on May 31st, the fan base was shaken to the bone. The official announcement however called Hardcore fans are at best clueless.
Ferguson’s tweet was converted to Diablo Marketing Director Daniela Rodriguez: Are we still hinting at the #DiabloIV thing tomorrow night? People will be very surprised and I don’t want to spoil the surprise by talking about it too soon..
What’s so exciting for Blizzard fans? The rumor mill immediately started to churn: the announcement of the character’s sixth class (ideally a Paladin) for the release of Diablo IV, the postponement of a full release by a few days, an unprecedented point in character customization. fans frozen with anticipation.
Hardcore fans’ disappointment knew no bounds when Fergusson’s much-anticipated announcement was revealed to be a collaboration between American singer Halsey and South Korean rapper BTS Suga, slated for June 5. Together they will perform a new version of the song “Lilith,” which Halsey performed on The Game Awards 2022.
As you might imagine, this isn’t at all what longtime Diablo fans were hoping for. When Ferguson finally revealed what the teaser was about, the community let out a long, heavy sigh. On the Reddit forum, the player’s reaction was best described by the user Sophie_MacGovern: “Take away his access to social media right now”.
However, it’s not Ferguson’s fault that his rather vague teaser had fans imagining the dream announcement. On the other hand, it wasn’t hard to predict what’s going to happen next: now gamers like piranhas jump on Diablo IV news and want to know about the game itself, not its marketing campaign.
Diablo IV is coming next week, June 6th, in versions for PC (Battle.net), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, though for premium edition buyers (not all, as it turns out). was released today, June 2nd. It’s probably not worth waiting for the Paladin’s announcement at least until release.