It may have been due to all the “too colorful” shenanigans, but no one has really been focusing on what Diablo III’s story will contain. Tracey John, Multiplayer’s man with two first names, apparently realized this himself, as he attempted to drag some information on that very subject from lead designer Jay Wilson.
Not wanting to provide spoilers, Wilson only gave a few vague details, stating that we can expect to see plenty of familiar faces from Diablo, Diablo II, and the Diablo novels.
“We also tried to focus a little more on bringing characters back, and not just from Diablo II but from Diablo I,” he said. “We feel like a lot of the focus is on Diablo II but Diablo I started it all and has a lot of really good stuff on the gameplay side and on the character side. So people can expect to see characters from Diablo I, more characters from Diablo II, and characters from some of the books. We’re definitely going to bring a few of them in.”
Wilson also adds that while Blizzard is trying their best to “bring this storyline to a close,” it won’t be the end of the Diablo franchise, as they’ve “got plans beyond.” So what sort of direction do you think Diablo might go in after III? Are there any time periods, characters, or infernal monsters you’d like future games to focus on?