Last week we saw an update on the upcoming Diablo II Resurrected game from Blizzard, this week we get an update on Diablo IV. The discussion points cover a lot including level design, lighting and building the excitement around the game character design. It’s that character art that we get the most of with a sneaky peek at several characters.
The art director John Mueller said:
When it comes to the topic of character art, I can say we’ve had an epic journey during development, so let’s pull back the curtain and take a look! First, I need to give a big shout-out to our amazing character art team, engineering team, animators, lighting artists, and technical artists—without them, none of this would be possible!
The post goes on to discuss some of the points of character customisation, which has been delivered to new levels not seen before in a Diablo game with Arnaud Kotelnikoff, Lead Character artist adding:
Diablo IV has more in-depth customization for your characters than we’ve had in any previous Diablo games. You will be able to change the face of your character, the hairstyle, the facial hair (beards and eyebrows), and add jewellery (nose piercing or earrings), makeup, and body markings such as tattoos or body paint. You will also be able to change the color values of your character’s skin, eyes, hair/facial hair, and body markings.
There’s a lot more to explore in the update, so if the upcoming release is exciting you it’s worth the 15 minutes to read the post and check out the videos.