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Blizzard hiring new game director for unannounced Diablo project

Current Diablo 3 director leaves Blizzard Entertainment

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Blizzard Entertainment is hiring more staff for a new Diablo project, including a new game director tasked with "lead[ing] the Diablo series into the future," according to a recently spotted job opening.

The game director job listing is one of a half-dozen openings for the unannounced project set in the Diablo universe. Blizzard says it’s looking for a director that will be a "vision holder for the franchise," as well as a public-facing representative for the series. It’s not clear from the job listings if the new Diablo project is a sequel to Diablo 3, another expansion (à la Reaper of Souls) or something different altogether.

Josh Mosqueira, who joined Blizzard in 2011, had been serving as game director of Diablo 3. He replaced former game director Jay Wilson in 2013. Wilson recently left Blizzard after 10 years at the studio.

In an email to Polygon, Blizzard confirmed that Mosqueira has stepped down as director of Diablo 3 and is no longer at Blizzard.

"With Diablo III in a good place at this point, Josh felt that now was a good time to pursue other opportunities with minimal impact to the team," Blizzard said in an email. "We'll be filling the director role either from within Blizzard or externally."

Diablo 3 was first released on Mac and Windows PC in May 2012. The action role-playing game’s expansion, Reaper of Souls, arrived March 2014. Blizzard released console versions of the game, dubbed the Ultimate Evil Edition, in August 2014.

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