Blizzard Acquires Diablo3.com, Which Means ... ? - HotHardware
Blizzard Acquires Diablo3.com, Which Means ... ?

Blizzard Acquires Diablo3.com, Which Means ... ?

But wait, Diablo3.com was already owned, right? Yeah, it was, but it's now DiabloFans.com, and the site dishes on what happened.

Well, there's no point in beating around the bush any longer, so let's get right down to it. A few months ago we were contacted by Blizzard in regards to the Diablo3.com domain name. While they appreciate all the work that's been put into running this big Diablo fan community over the years, they still want the domain name. Hmm, I wonder why? Now before you get all up in arms about it, allow me to explain a few things.

First off, this fan site isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a new name: Diablofans.com! Blizzard is actually being really cool about it, giving us all the time we need to make it a smooth transition before we hand the old domain over to them. So be sure to update all of your bookmarks and point 'em to diablofans.com instead. Your user accounts will all still be perfectly functional and, along with this new site name, we'll soon have a big site redesign up and running as well. A new name, a new look. Huzzah!

Secondly, while Blizzard is indeed acquiring the diablo3.com domain name, they told me that this shouldn't be considered an announcement for the Diablo 3 game we've been waiting for all these years. They acquire new domains all the time. While this is true, I personally can't help but think that this is a confirmation of sorts that they're working on the next Diablo game. Sure, they can claim it's because they want to protect their intellectual properties 'n what have you, but I can't imagine they would all of a sudden be so interested in the diablo3.com domain if they weren't working on a new Diablo 3 game behind the scenes.


While some sites have reported Blizzard "bought" the domain name, that's not true.  It was freely given up to Blizzard.
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I doubt D3 is in the works.  Blizzard won't spend any time on something that is not WoW, and the D2 makers don't even work for blizzard anymore.

 I believe D2 was made by Blizzard North, most of which went to Flagship Studios to create Hellgate: London.

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blizzard still working out starcarft 2 so it be awhile before they release a big title with WoW stuff on the way too.

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It's possible they will make a Diablo 3 eventually.  1 and 2 are some of the highest rated and selling PC games ever.  As much as it bugs me that Blizzard seems to be WoW only, I still have faith that they won't ignore their other franchises.  Some of the art style of WoW is rubbing off on StarCraft 2, which I don't like, but at least they are making it at last.

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Maybe Diablo 3, if there is really going to be a Diablo 3, is going to leverage assests from WoW and it's going to be another MMORPG?

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I doubt I'll see Diablo 3. They just want to tease us even more by getting that domain name.

Since WoW is so lucrative, they can just keep on making expansions if they so wished.

By the way, whatever happened to Starcraft Ghost? lol 

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StarCraft Ghost was put on "indefinite hold" in 2006.  The new generation of consoles was taking over and it still wasn't done and not up to Blizzard quality.  I wouldn't expect it to ever come out.

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I really hope that Diablo 3 will be MMORPG 

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 There's no other way they could go with D3.  D2 aches to be an mmorpg.  I loved D2 and hopefully if D3 comes out, it will be free to play online.

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