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Diablo 3 Delayed into 2012

As if we didn’t already see it coming, Blizzard has announced that Diablo III will be delayed into the next year. It isn’t too surprising that they are delaying it considering Blizzard always makes sure their game are top notch before release. Luckily they are going to be extending their Beta of the game that is currently ongoing and inviting more participants to play. I look forward to hopefully getting in cus I opted in like a year ago.

Diablo III Beta Launching Q3 2011

Diablo III! It has been so long since you have been announced. It is time people get their hands on you, and Blizzard agrees. Today Blizzard announced that beta testing is scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year, sometime between July and September.

 

So, when do we get our hands on the final game? Blizzard still isn’t talking, saying they don’t want to commit to a date. But considering it’s already moving in the beta phase, you could probably expect within a reasonable time frame. Unless everything is just broken.

 

Diablo III Gets a Little More Manly

 

In case you missed the announcement last week, Blizzard revealed, not a new class but, a new gender option for that class. The Demon Hunter class (formerly only playable as a female character) will now be available to play as a man. Blizzard has released some concept art, as well as some gameplay footage of the male Demon Hunter showing off some of the abilities of the class on the Diablo3 Blizzard home page. If you haven’t checked up on this title in a while, you should. The game looks to be shaping up nicely, though be forewarned—the release date is currently end of 2011.

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Blizzard Says Still No Console Diablo III

You would think a job listing for “console Diablo III would mean that a console version of Diablo III would be on the way. Apparently, that’s not the case.

A Blizzard spokes person addressed the listing saying, “We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.

So while they’re hiring for a console version of Diablo III, or at least something like it, it sounds like it may never see the light of day. But if you are worrying that a console version might get in the way of your PC release, Blizzard says not to worry.

We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.

While there is no release date for the title yet, Blizzard is hoping to get it out sometime later this year.

(Source: VG247)

Blizzard Hiring for “Console Diablo III”

Blizzard releases a lot of games exclusively for PC. Actually, most of their games are PC exclusives. But it looks like their upcoming title, Diablo III, might be bucking that trend.

Thanks to a Blizzard job listing at Gamasutra, we know Blizzard is looking for a senior producer. A senior producer for what though? Well, “console Diablo III” might give it away.

This wouldn’t be the first time the Diablo series has been on a home console. The original Diablo was ported to the PS1, thanks to EA. I  could imagine that not turning out too well with a lack of any online play on PS1. We can probably expect a better port here.

(Via: VG247)

Blizzard might have multiple Diablo titles in the works

A SEC filing by Activision hints that maybe more then one Diablo title is in the works.

The document details Blizzard’s currents plans within the company.

Blizzard is currently developing new games, including a new expansion pack to the World of Warcraft franchise, Cataclysm, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which will be released with the new and improved Battle.net, and sequels to the Diablo franchise.

If you didn’t notice, the text details “sequels” with an “s” to the Diablo franchise. What exactly does that mean? I have no idea. It could simply just be an expansion to Diablo III as pointed out by CVG.

I have a feeling we won’t be finding out for quite some time considering Diablo III won’t be released for some time, but maybe we will get another spin off title along side or soon after Diablo III.

(Source: CVG)

StarCraft II expansion and Diablo III not coming for the "next few years"

During a presentation in New York, Activision Blizzard revealed that we won’t be seeing Diablo III or an expansion to StarCraft II for the “next few years”. That means we could still be waiting for Diablo III in 2012, which would be a whopping 12 years after Diablo II was released.

Aside from the already known franchises, Activision Blizzard’s unannounced MMO was also included in the bunch for the next few years. Considering World of Warcraft is still doing so well, I’m sure they are in no hurry to pump that new MMO out.

(Source: Kotaku)

StarCraft II expansion and Diablo III not coming for the “next few years”

During a presentation in New York, Activision Blizzard revealed that we won’t be seeing Diablo III or an expansion to StarCraft II for the “next few years”. That means we could still be waiting for Diablo III in 2012, which would be a whopping 12 years after Diablo II was released.

Aside from the already known franchises, Activision Blizzard’s unannounced MMO was also included in the bunch for the next few years. Considering World of Warcraft is still doing so well, I’m sure they are in no hurry to pump that new MMO out.

(Source: Kotaku)