I'm still not quite sure how the last fifteen years flew by so quick, but the fact of the matter is that the Diablo series has been with us through the entire fast-moving time period. And to celebrate, Blizzard Entertainment has put together a 15-year anniversary page that comes complete with a short write-up, an "extended" 11-minute retrospective video, a three-minute interview with Jay Wilson, and a minute-and-a-half interview with Chris Metzen. Diablo III cometh:
All Hell breaks loose... was one of the original advertising slogans for Diablo, and to this day it feels appropriately prophetic. When we unleashed Diablo at the end of 1996, we were proud of the game and eager to share it with anyone willing to delve into the deepest, darkest dungeons on a quest to destroy a legendary evil.
The series is now 15 years old, and it's changed and grown in a number of ways, some of which we couldn't have possibly anticipated when we started work on our first action-RPG. Diablo's continued legacy is due, first and foremost, to a great community that embraced the series' unique brand of multiplayer gaming -- a community that continues to find ways to coax more secrets and power out of the world of Sanctuary.