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    Default Diablo 3 release delayed.

    It's not like Blizzard to miss the christmas window for release after blizzcon with a new title, but it seems they have lost the race this time. Bit of a disapointment but it will give me time to play the plenty of other good games being released this year.


    We commonly use the term “soon” when referring to Blizzard releases, because we know that no matter how hard we’re working to reach a target, we’re not going to compromise and launch a game before it’s ready. For Diablo III, we were aiming to launch by the end of 2011. As we’re announcing globally today, our new target for the game is early 2012.

    While this news might not be a complete surprise, I know that many of you were hopeful that Diablo III would ship this year. We were too. However, this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game.

    The upside of today’s announcement is that we will be running the beta test longer than we initially planned, which will allow us to invite more of you who have opted in.

    For those taking on the Diableard challenge, we salute you -- and now fear for your well-being and personal hygiene. We hereby issue an official reprieve to all Diableard participants, including Blizzard employees, if you want to trim or otherwise manage the lower half of your face. We’d still love to see your beardly achievements, and we look forward to seeing more of your efforts as we move into 2012, but not to the detriment of your workplaces and significant others.

    Thank you everyone for your support and anticipation for Diablo III. We’re still moving ahead at full pace, and we’ll be keeping you fully informed of any news and developments here at Diablo3.com, including the specific release date when the time comes, so stay tuned.

    -Mike Morhaime

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    Ascendant Laughingstock's Avatar
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    Blizzard and EA are in a pissing contest. Neither wants to be the first to release their game.

    All this spells bad news for RIFT because each extra day they spend in beta, they fix more and more stuff in their games.
    Last edited by Laughingstock; 09-23-2011 at 07:52 AM.

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    Soulwalker oculareuphoria's Avatar
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    Can't say I'm surprised.

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