With Diablo 3 patch 2.2.0 on the horizon, Blizzard made it a point to note that features showing up in data mined information will not apply to all regions; specifically microtransactions, which are likely being implemented in the Asian market.
Over on Battle.net, Diablo community manager Brandy ‘Nevalistis’ Camel sates that the Platinum currency, times experience boosts, stash space and character slot expansions and some new cosmetic items will not be included in the western patch.
“While the above features will not apply to this region, players will still benefit from some of the quality of life perks tied to these additions, such as a streamlined UI for selecting cosmetic benefits like pets and Collector’s Edition wings,” said Camel.
“We recognize that many players have expressed an interest in microtransactions being added to Diablo 3. While we may explore this model in some regions, we have no immediate plans to implement such purchases anytime soon for the Americas (nor European)region.”