Blizzard had been hoping to ship Diablo III by the end of this year, but they announced yesterday that this isn’t going to happen. Right now, the release date looks like some time in early 2012. I guess that’s not that much of a stretch and it’s better to take a little more time to get things perfect rather than not.
“Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well,” Morhaime said, “we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game.” To aid the extended endeavor, Diablo 3’s beta will run longer and accomodate more invitees.
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