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[April Fools] Diablo 4 Releasing Six Months After Diablo 3

Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard, has apparently revealed in an investor call on Friday that Blizzard has been working on Diablo 4 behind the scenes to be released shortly after Diablo 3. What's more is that it wants to bring its franchises together.

"This is why development has taken so long and why we've had delays with releasing Diablo 3," Morhaime allegedly stated. "We wanted to do the same sort of thing they did with the last two Harry Potter movies and The Matrix - release the sequel just six months later, to give great continuation to the story and brand."

One investor, half-jokingly, asked Morhaime if he meant six earth-months or Pluto months.

"Earth," Morhaime replied with a straight face, ignoring the awkward snickering in the boardroom.

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It was then that he dropped even bigger news, revealing that Blizzard have been working extensively on the problem of releases taking too long.

"Because of the challenges in releasing one game every ten years, we've been working on bringing our franchises together - creating one game that will please all our fans," he proudly stated. "We're calling it World of Diablo Star for now."

'World of Diablo Star' will mix the fantasy and RPG elements of Diablo and World of Warcraft with the sci-fi and RTS elements of Starcraft. It will not just be an MMO, but also include an extensive multiplayer component and single-player campaigns.

"We're also throwing in a bit of racing, just for good measure, since I like racing," Morhaime says.

Apparently the investor from earlier told Morhaime he found that hard to believe.

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