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Blizzard is currently looking for various members to join the Diablo team, according to the latest job openings. The description clearly states that they are working on a new, unannounced Diablo project, so Diablo 4 is pretty much confirmed at this point. Hopefully, we'll get more details about the game at BlizzCon later this year.

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Dungeon Artist, Diablo (Unnanounced Project, Irvine)

We Need You

The minions of Hell are growing stronger...

We're working on a new, unannounced Diablo project. Are you a skilled Dungeon Artist? Come work with us, and together we will build something exceptional.

Our team of talented developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we might be a phenomenal fit for you.

Stuff We Will Trust You With

Modeling and texturing compelling assets. Essential skills include a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets. You can concept, model, and texture your work! You are also up on the latest tools and technology. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about working on the dark gothic world of Diablo, making great games, killing millions of monsters and getting loot!

Stuff You Can Rightfully Brag About

What will it take to be successful in this role? Well, we’re always looking for people who are game developers first and who can help us become even better than we are today, so these are probably some of your previous achievements:

  • Work directly with level design to build atmospheric dungeons with a focus on composition, detail and mood, while ensuring that the gameplay space is readable.
  • Author environmental assets for a modern pipeline including modeling, and texturing assets for the Diablo World
  • Work with Lead Environment Artist and the Art Director to ensure all environments are meeting the high-quality bar Blizzard is known for.
  • Serve as an active participant in team art discussions, critiques and reviews.
  • 3+ years’ experience with world building and efficiently putting together in-game environments. Development experience modeling and texturing assets using Maya, ZBrush, and Substance painter/designer.
  • Experience and a portfolio demonstrating assets developed in a modern pipeline and in game examples of World Building.
  • Experience working with a lead artist or art director in developing a unique and cohesive modeling and texturing style for environment assets
  • Proven problem-solving / prototyping ability
  • An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, composition and silhouette as it relates to world building and modeling.
  • Able to work creatively as part of a large or small group
  • Ability to mentor junior environment artists and provide meaningful feedback
  • Self-driven, excellent communicator, big picture minded and a model team-player
  • Thinks of themselves as a game developer first, and an artist second
  • A passion for games
  • Organized and can optimize levels and assets for performance and memory.

And yeah, you will need these things to apply

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant programming and artistic skills required
    • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
  • Must be willing to complete a test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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Possibly with a version (or even baseline) for mobile / tablets? As they are looking to get into that space and there have been a few isometric hack & slash looters having great success there.

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hipe for Diablo 2 remanster Delux with new features including but limited to rifts, bounties, and more !

Joke apart! hoping to hear more about that soon!

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Ya'll be out of left field. Every game company needs a "Battle Royale" game now. Diablo 4 Confirmed "Diablo: Battle of the Royals"

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1 hour ago, Rexx said:

Ya'll be out of left field. Every game company needs a "Battle Royale" game now. Diablo 4 Confirmed "Diablo: Battle of the Royals"

 

Was thinking about how that could look like - "you are a bad, bad dog Diablo, go to your doghouse and throw that red ball over there !"

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Blizzard have done this before and it turned out to be a port of Diablo 3 to the Switch. I'm not setting my hopes up for anything until they fully announce what it's going to be. I would like to see either Diablo 2 remaster or Diablo 4 but knowing Blizzard this'll be hype for mobile app game or something.

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I don't think it's going to be a Diablo MMO. They will not make anything that takes market share out of WoW. It just doesn't make sense that your games compete for market share with each other.

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4 hours ago, ionix said:

I don't think it's going to be a Diablo MMO. They will not make anything that takes market share out of WoW. It just doesn't make sense that your games compete for market share with each other.

But, to play devil's advocate, you'd have plenty of players totally willing to pay for both. So, no market share loss at all.

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