dark        

New Diablo III director looks ahead at the game's future

0

Blizzard exploring 'ways to reduce the impact of the Auction House'

At the start of this year, Diablo III director Jay Wilson announced his plan to move on from "one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of my life" to work on another project within Blizzard. A replacement for the position has been found. The new game director, Josh Mosqueira, describes his past in a blog post and sets up what's next for Diablo:

"Our goal is to make the loot experience more enjoyable for ALL players," he writes. "This includes reducing the amount of loot that drops while improving the overall quality, introducing targeted Legendaries, and giving players ways to directly customize their character's armor -- both visually and mechanically. We're also looking into ways to reduce the impact of the Auction House. While we think the feature does provide a lot of value, it shouldn't feel like the end-all-be-all force driving character progression."

I doubt there will be many (any?) objections to de-emphasizing the dreaded Auction House. "In the future, we'll be focused on preserving the core fantasy by cultivating the roots of the Diablo storyline, fine-tuning the heroes for what lays ahead, and creating new monsters and demons that will once again plant the seed of fear in your hearts." In closing, Mosqueira says the team has "some great ideas brewing for ways to address randomization, what our endgame should offer, and how to make playing online with friends truly fulfilling."

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Diablo III   (118)   From our database:

  • (Update) Blizzard might be sitting on a Diablo III amiibo announcement for BlizzCon - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III Switch is going to facilitate a lot of fun party sessions - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III branded Nintendo Switch bundle, possibly made in hell, will be available next month - Chris Moyse
  • (Update) Blizzard says it's a matter of 'when, not if' they implement Diablo III cross-platform play on consoles - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III rises on Switch this November - Peter Glagowski
  • You won't have to mess with any massive downloads when you pick up Diablo III physically on Switch - Chris Carter
  • It turns out you can piss off Zelda Cuccos even in the Diablo universe - Chris Carter
  • Great balls of fire: Diablo III is officially headed to the Switch, is Hearthstone next? - Chris Carter
  • Blizzard and Titan Comics team up for new Diablo comic book - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Action #Blizzard #Developer stuff #Diablo #PC #Role-Playing Games

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •