Last Wednesday, Gamescom released their list of 2018 award nominees, featuring 16 categories made up of numerous upcoming and previous 2018 games. But while titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Life is Strange 2 are up a handful of different awards, all eyes have been on a mysterious placeholder that was revealed in “Best PlayStation 4 Game,” titled Project Mephisto.
So what exactly could this game be? Speculation has bounced around between an indie title under the same name that was revealed in a forum years ago, to a few big name AAA games that would be able to rival the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for the title of “Best PlayStation 4 Game.” Here are three games that could make sense.
Diablo 2 Remaster
What is Project Mephisto?
One of the first things that sprung to mind when Project Mephisto popped under “Best Console Game – Sony PlayStation 4” was a new Diablo game. Recently it was revealed that Activision Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the works. The news came in the form of a video in which Diablo community manager Brandy “Nevalistis” Camel talks about the future of the franchise.
Unfortunately, fans hoping for it to be Diablo 4 are likely going to be disappointed, as there is no way Blizzard gives Sony such a huge reveal months away from BlizzCon.
Instead, it is far more likely that the title could be a Diablo 2 remaster. While it was simply a DLC, Reaper of Souls was revealed at Gamescom 2013 in Germany, indicating it wouldn’t be the first time Blizzard had a major reveal take place at the show. Another interesting bit of information supporting that Project Mephisto is Diablo 2 remaster lies in the placeholder title name itself. Mephisto is actually one of the Prime Evils in Diablo 2, so using his name as a placeholder would make sense.
Mephisto also just got revealed as a new character for Heroes of the Storm. Maybe a PS4 port is on the way? Why the sudden interest in Diablo 2 huh, Blizzard? So many questions.