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Unannounced Diablo Project Now Hiring Game Director

by - 7 years ago

As many of you likely know by now, Blizzard Entertainment is up to something. Their Careers page has been advertising several positions over the last year for an “Unannounced Project” in the Diablo universe. This news has led to speculation forwards and backwards, with the heaviest debating coming from the camps that believe this means a new expansion is in the works for Diablo III versus others that believe Diablo IV is the next big thing.

Thanks to a tip from a very observant fan (@BlaineTrain23), we have just been alerted that the Careers page was updated for a Game Director position. As Blaine posits, this seems to push the evidence closer towards this project being for a brand new game. While history will show that Josh Mosquiera came in as the Game Director for Diablo III a few months before the announcement of Reaper of Souls launched, this latest revelation could really be read both ways. Either they’re hiring for a new visionary to lead the way for the next game or maybe they’re contemplating a similar switch before the launch of the next Diablo III expansion.

In my opinion, the former seems more likely. Eldorian has also given solid evidence in the past that makes Diablo IV seem more likely. What do you think? Read on for the details of what the position is looking for and hop into the Comments section to let us know where you fall.

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a game director with outstanding communications skills, proven experience in creative direction, strong ability in system design, and a stellar track record of shipping AAA games to lead the Diablo series into the future.


  • Be the vision holder for the franchise, setting the creative goals for the team. 
  • Direct game design while successfully partnering with the production director to deliver and maintain an epic gaming experience. 
  • Discuss games with the player community via press announcements, forum posts, interviews, and public appearances. 
  • Maintain an awareness of global player behavior and customs to ensure that design decisions are relevant for international regions. 
  • Coach and guide creative team members toward achieving their career goals. 
  • Establish and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, and foster a culture of success.


  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Diablo games
  • A minimum of 5 years’ directing video game development 
  • Shipped multiple AAA products as a game director or creative director
  • Outstanding communications and relationship-building skills 
  • Recognized ability to guide and inspire large development teams 
  • Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: programming, art, design, sound, and production 
  • Exhibited ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels of an organization 
  • Great sense for what makes a game fun to play 
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience 


  • Experience developing online games, action games, and / or role-playing games 
  • International game experience 
  • Higher educational degree

JR Cook

JR has been writing for fan sites since 2000 and has been doing Blizzard Exclusive fansites since 2003. He helped co-found BlizzPro in 2013. You can hear JR every week talk about Hearthstone on the Well Met Podcast published on iTunes.

0 responses to “Unannounced Diablo Project Now Hiring Game Director”

  1. Hotstreak says:

    Very interesting, I am thinking maybe Diablo is headed in a bit of a different direction? I feel like they may be changing the scope of the franchise..but who knows.

  2. Matthew Kissell says:

    lol change your job requirements. All of those things led to D3, that turned out poorly.

  3. Trevor says:

    LOL… after Jay Wilson… I think a random person from the street could be a better game director and could also listen to fans better…