A little more than a week ago, Diablo III had its 4th anniversary, and indeed it came and went with little fanfare. Yes, there was a post about it at battle.net, but it too was brief and apparently tossed together in a hurry. It didn't really say much, but it did feature some art which some of those who chimed in through the comment section, took as a sign that an expansion might be in the works. The problem is however, that there's absolutely no information about any such expansion being even considered at the moment...quite the contrary in fact: with developers being taken off the Diablo project, it looks like Blizzard are shelving it for a while, leaving only a skeleton crew to provide bug-fixes and to make sure the game runs smoothly in its current form.
There have also been rumors about how a possible new expansion was tabled in favor of Diablo IV, a project which may take quite a few years to take off though, considering the new technologies Blizzard are allegedly looking to implement in it.
The fans were grateful however and the majority of the vibe in the comment section below the anniversary post was indeed positive. The bottom line is that it's amazing how after so many years so many people play the game. The demographic that it covers is incredibly diverse as well. Apparently everyone plays this game, from moms to senior citizens. Some of those who posted were however discontent with the lack of anniversary specials content-wise.
Indeed, it does look like the game has been mothballed for now and with the recent launch of Blizzard's Overwatch, the hype-trained has moved on from Sanctuary as well. How long will it be till it returns? At this point, it's anyone's guess...