Published on May 16th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Diablo IV Developers Talk Story in the Latest Inside the Game Video

Diablo IV developers return in the latest Inside the Video series to discuss all things story! Game director Joe Shely, associate writer Eden Trujillo, senior manager of lore Sean Copeland, and principal writer Matt Burns sat down together to give players an exploration of how the story between Lilith and Inarius is the darkest ever told in a Diablo game.


  • The story of Diablo IV takes place 50 years after the events of Diablo III, presenting a new plane of Hell for both veteran wanderers and newcomers alike to slay demons in.
  • Players begin their journey as a wanderer in the Fractured Peaks zone, before being pulled into the monumental events that are shaking and shaping the world of Sanctuary. Rich character customisation allows players to create whatever fantasy they want to as they progress through the story.
  • What remains of humanity is caught between this eternal battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, and the last of the secret order of scholars and mages known as the Horadrim aim to sway your mind against Lilith’s dark powers.
  • Meet the characters who inhabit Sanctuary with the familiar Horadrim, Lorath, a new Horadrim and scholar, Donan, the young adventurer, Neyrelle, and Prava, another new character who leads the Cathedral of Light, a militaristic faction associated with following Inarius, who hopes to show you the commanding ways of the Light.
  • The story unfolds during utterly tragic and apocalyptic events within Sanctuary, with the story of Lilith and Inarius being the darkest we have ever told in the series.

For more details, check out: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/diablo4/23952501/diablo-iv-inside-the-game-a-new-saga

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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