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Our guide writer Deadset discovered that Blizzard has updated the background for the Diablo III webpage. Could Blizzard be teasing a new expansion?

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From the traditional Westmarch (Reaper of Souls themed background) it has been replaced by a new untitled demonic background.

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Blizzard is well-known for teasing the community by adding elements to their websites. To set an example, below, you can see two claws, which were added to the Heroes of the Storm website when they teased with Misha's Claws the addition of Rexxar to Heroes of the Storm.

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Something may be brewing! Do you expect an announcement at BlizzCon?

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I imagine there will be some announcement. D4 would make me so happy but it very well could be remake announcements or simply another D3 Expac. So, kind of like those quarter egg machines, we'll get something, if its good or something we want will be a whole different discussion. However, I would highly doubt we'll hear anything definitive before blizz con.

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Although I believe that there will be a Diablo-related announcement at Blizzcon, as someone on reddit pointed out, this isn't a new art, just an alternate version of this wallpaper. Without Malthael and a bit brighter, but the color palette is the same which indicates that this picture is RoS related and probably not teasing anything unannounced (or doing a poor job for me trying to do it).

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Of COURSE Diablo will have a huge reveal. It's their turn in the rotation. Everyone keeps talking about wanting a D2 remaster and that's the highest assumption of what it could be. But why not a Diablo redo? That game started it all, has not aged well (where D2 is still quite good) and could have some REALLY good back story to fill in things like the Horadrim and such.
I wouldn't mind a new expansion or D4, but I think I would be most excited about going back to the beginning and really filling that story out.

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I hope there is an announcement for new anything related to Diablo.  I have been having fun with D3 but it's getting just a bit stale and in need of a freash breath of air.  Either bring on a new xpac or lets go to D4.

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45 minutes ago, Laragon said:

It's their turn in the rotation.

Hasn't it been their turn for a while? :P

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Just now, demonardvark said:

maybe Diablo MMO is coming

World of Diablocraft :D

I don't see why not... Their Hearthstone MMO did really well

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

Hasn't it been their turn for a while? :P

Nah, Overwatch cut in line. It's roughly a 2 year cycle per franchise, and D3 Reaper of Souls was only in 2014 so it's just one release off cycle.

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22 hours ago, Laragon said:

Nah, Overwatch cut in line. It's roughly a 2 year cycle per franchise, and D3 Reaper of Souls was only in 2014 so it's just one release off cycle.

Didn't they have absolutely nothing at Blizzcon last year though for Diablo? I can't remember anything even remotely "big" being even teased

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There is another less exciting possibility for the new website background. It's coming up to Halloween soon, a time traditionally associated with evil, demons and suchlike. So maybe Blizz are just joining in with the Halloween theme.

Hopefully there will still be a Diablo-related announcement at Blizzcon though.

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3 hours ago, Saiph said:

So maybe Blizz are just joining in with the Halloween theme.

Stop being rational and killing dreams :(

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What one can get from the panel descriptions is that there will be new content for Diablo 3 - the only question left is, will there be a surprise announcement at the Opening Ceremony, like they have most of the time... ? Personally I cannot imagine anything big as the staff positions for the "unannounced Diablo project" just have been filled up a couple of weeks ago... it will take some time until we will get to see something from that :)

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14 hours ago, Boonatix said:

What one can get from the panel descriptions is that there will be new content for Diablo 3 - the only question left is, will there be a surprise announcement at the Opening Ceremony, like they have most of the time... ? Personally I cannot imagine anything big as the staff positions for the "unannounced Diablo project" just have been filled up a couple of weeks ago... it will take some time until we will get to see something from that :)

Perhaps it will just be an announcement, with no date inserted. They may have had other people working on the barebones of the project, perhaps old staff that worked on D2 etc., in the event that it is a remaster.

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