Reaper of Souls is the expansion pack for Diablo 3 and it’s launching tonight. The developer however is reluctant to say what’s in store next for the series.
Following this morning reveal that an Xbox One version of the RPG is in the works, Videogamer sat down with lead producer Alex Mayberry to talk about what’s next after the studio ships Reaper of Souls.
According to Mayberry, Blizzard is “still evaluating” if it’s going to be another expansion or a whole new game.
“We’re already planning out what the next content update will be but we’re not making, we’re still talking about what the long-view is for the franchise, mainly because we want to see how people react to Reaper. We want to make sure that we don’t get ahead of the community and start going down some road that won’t lead us to where we want to go.
“Every time you finish a game there are things that you didn’t get in that you wanted to get it, so there are a handful of things that we’re still looking for post-launch updates that we definitely want to make sure go in. Other than those things we want to see the community reaction, we want feedback.”
Mayberry also said that they’re always planning for the next project now, as is the case with game development, “So we’ve done our short-term planning but this is months, not years. Now that we’ve got some short-term planning done we’re looking at the long view – what are we doing in the years to come with the franchise – and that’s all kind of up in the air right now.”
Would you prefer a new expansion pack or a new entry in the series?