New Diablo project hinted at by Blizzard job listing

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Diablo job listing

A Blizzard job listing for an "Art Director, Unannounced Project" strongly suggests that something new is happening in the land of Diablo. How can I tell? Because directly underneath "Unannounced Project," it says, "Diablo."

"Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of the most epic games in the world, is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate art director to help develop Blizzard’s next hit game!" the listing states. "Work alongside a team of the best artists, engineers and designers on the planet and enjoy the support of a company whose culture is centered on collaborative game development."

The successful applicant will have at least ten years experience "crafting videogame art," and five years as a lead artist or art director. Other prerequisites include "incredible communications and interpersonal skills," experience handling a large staff, proficiency with various 2D and 3D applications, and the ability to crack the whip and drop the hammer as needed. "A passion for games with a deep understanding of the Diablo franchise" is listed as a plus. See, there's that whole Diablo thing again.

So yes, I'm definitely putting my money on Diablo here. We'll keep our ears to the ground.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.