For the most part Diablo fans figured the series was dead, considering that the talent behind it had left for greener pastures.
A Diablo 3?
Which is interesting, considering that Diablo wasn’t made by the standard Blizzard department that created Starcraft or Warcraft. In fact it was made by a separate Blizzard office, Blizzard North. Originally named Condor, Blizzard bought them out and renamed them to Blizzard North in 96, even though they had been contracted to start building Diablo a year earlier.
The three head honchos left Blizzard North due to strife with the parent company Vivendi over financial crap, typical corporate dicks screwing with the artists kind of thing. So they split and formed a new company which put out Guild Wars.
But it looks like Blizzard is going to do a Diablo 3 after all. → Reading. Reading never changes.