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Diablo III to ship in early 2012, beta test extended

Friday, 23rd September 2011 13:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has announced Diablo III will ship in early 2012.

The firm said the release window will allow the firm to extend the beta test.

“With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder. “However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready.

“The beta test is going very well, and we look forward to making the most of the extra time we’re taking to deliver an experience that lives up to our vision for the game and the expectations of our players. Next year is going to be an incredibly busy one for Blizzard, and we hope an incredibly fun one for Blizzard gamers.”

Blizzard will use the additional time to extend the Diablo III closed beta test, which began September 20, potentially adding more testers than initially projected.

Players who have an active Battle.net account with any Blizzard game attached to it should log into account management to opt in for a chance to participate in the beta test.

Additional testing phases, as well as further details regarding the launch plans for the game, will be announced on Diablo III community website.

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  1. sonny

    bang!
    oh well, more time for UC3 and BF3 then :)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Blizzard has announced Diablo II will ship in early 2012.

    Cool so we are going to play Diablo 2 in 2012 ! fantastic… oh wait….

    #2 3 years ago
  3. harmundo

    Erthazus, you are such a tard :-).

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 bite me :p

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    :P

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    @3,4,5, hahaha XD i love these mistakes.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Talkar

    I guess it isn’t a surprise to anyone that the game got delayed :P

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Judicas

    @7 a game without a release date cant be called “delayed”

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Chockster

    Pat’s happy because he gets to play the beta for a bit longer while the rest of us pace up and down desperately like prospective new fathers stuck outside an action-rpg delivery room.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Talkar

    @8
    It didn’t have a specific release date no, but it had a release date in the sense of it was mentioned several times they were aiming for 2011.
    http://egamer.co.za/2011/08/diablo-iii-still-aiming-for-2011-release/

    #10 3 years ago