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Update on Planned D4 Announcement at BlizzCon

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It seems the Kotaku leak wasn't that solid, at least when it comes to the timing. Jason Schreier gave an update on the matter, saying Blizzard have disputed the claims of his sources that the announcement was supposed to happen at BlizzCon. However, he still stands by the fact the video was made, which suggests he's actually seen it, and he's apologized for the misinformation (and deleted his original tweet about the fact - but you can still see it in our article).

This is actually extremely weird news, as it made so much more sense that Blizzard did actually know what they were doing when they planned to end the opening ceremony with a Diablo 4 video, but something happened which made them cancel it last minute. As it stands (if we're to believe Schreier), it seems a video was made, but was never planned to be shown at BlizzCon, meaning they did in fact think showing off Immortal as the final/big announcement of the opening ceremony was a good idea. That did not turn out to be the case.

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Well this is getting interesting.

If the whole thing is a PR move it has successfully confused me and slightly distracted me from the whole Immortal trainwreck.

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So Blizzard DIDN'T wanted to announce anything else and reserved the whole grand stage for a flipping mobile Diablo game that wasn't even made by them?

 

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4 minutes ago, Steveson said:

So Blizzard DIDN'T wanted to announce anything else and reserved the whole grand stage for a flipping mobile Diablo game that wasn't even made by them?

 

Well we are not so sure. If this is true, then something really did happened to have Blizzard decide last minute not to show a video. I have no idea what's going, but this is becoming even more confusing and strange as the days go on. But I still stand by my point that it was stupid decision on Blizzards end to reveal a mobile game.

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1 minute ago, Rhondis said:

Well we are not so sure. If this is true, then something really did happened to have Blizzard decide last minute not to show a video. I have no idea what's going, but this is becoming even more confusing and strange as the days go on. But I still stand by my point that it was stupid decision on Blizzards end to reveal a mobile game.

I think that Blizzard PR department has no idea how to deal with this situation at all. After seeing all their blunders that already happened (including that Youtube controversy with deleting comments and dislikes) i wouldn't be surprised in their incompetency.

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1 hour ago, Starym said:

Well this is getting interesting.

If the whole thing is a PR move it has successfully confused me and slightly distracted me from the whole Immortal trainwreck.

I hope it isn't. It has made me go from wondering on if the Diablo team was just experiencing difficulties and so shit was happening , to wondering if blizzard has actually gone insane and their PR department is totally retarded.

I mean, a trainwreck as a PR move to mitigate global backlash is never a good idea.

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27 minutes ago, Stan said:

Is this the rumored Diablo Netflix series? 😄 It gets better and better every day 😄 

With transgender asian Diablo. Yeah

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Blizzard has been taken over by hostile elements.

Probably there are guys in charge that are on the payroll of EA or Ubisoft or whoever.

 

No, seriously, are they trying to destroy anyhting they build in the last 20 years? How stupid and retarded can the whole PR-Guys be? Fire the whole department, ban them of any public posting (Twitter, Instagramm, Facebook...) for at least 1 year until the learn at least the most common basics about PR.

This is something you definitly couldn't put in a movie - any watcher would complain how totally unrealistic it is. But here we have it - live and in color...

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If they have any sort of D4 trailer shot, even if its only 10 secs like that 5 yr old cyberpunk teaser..... It was probably pretty stupid not to show it... Maybe they could've "broken the internet" in the good way....

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It's a f-trap. There is nothing D4, and if they even have and not show then they are more idiots than actually now. Absolutely ridiculous what they are doing and let to do by others posting idiotism like this guy.

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13 minutes ago, Hypersonic said:

It's a f-trap. There is nothing D4, and if they even have and not show then they are more idiots than actually now. Absolutely ridiculous what they are doing and let to do by others posting idiotism like this guy.

I don't know why but my eyes hurt every time i try to read it

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It's not a reliable source of information to begin with. That site is known to jump on bandwagon of any "controversy"(like many others) and trying to start their own, so that info of another Diablo game being pulled from Blizzcon was surely fake.

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I'm actually sad about this, I wish blizz could handle this announce better than they did. People were not hoping for d4 as it had been out of question for a while now, but they deserved more than an outsourced mobile spin-off, given how quiet it was in Diablo Dept.

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5 hours ago, WedgeAntilles said:

Blizzard has been taken over by hostile elements.

Probably there are guys in charge that are on the payroll of EA or Ubisoft or whoever.

 

No, seriously, are they trying to destroy anyhting they build in the last 20 years? How stupid and retarded can the whole PR-Guys be? Fire the whole department, ban them of any public posting (Twitter, Instagramm, Facebook...) for at least 1 year until the learn at least the most common basics about PR.

This is something you definitly couldn't put in a movie - any watcher would complain how totally unrealistic it is. But here we have it - live and in color...

They don't need EA or Ubisoft reps, Activision owns Blizzard and it is now apparent they aspire to be EA and Ubisoft.

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1 hour ago, Sharknad0 said:

They don't need EA or Ubisoft reps, Activision owns Blizzard and it is now apparent they aspire to be EA and Ubisoft.

To be precise, Activision Blizzard (merger of Activision and Vivendi Games, which owned Blizzard among other companies, later Acti-Blizz bought remaining shares of Vivendi) is a holding company, it's subsidiaries being Activision, Blizzard, King and MLG. I wouldn't blame it all on Activision, Blizzard themselves can be greedy on their own, and it's this company's internal decision. 

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22 hours ago, shanghaied said:

I dont believe a damn thing that ****show known as Kotaku posts, so I'm not really surprised if they botched the message or reinterpreted info.

I don't understand why any legitimate gaming site posts something that only kotaku has reported on. Wouldn't be surprised if kotaku made up the whole thing.

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