This Article is About
diablo 3
diablo 3 release date
diablo 3 release
blizzard entertainment
statement saying that
blockbuster
Diablo 3 Release Date Pushed Back
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Diablo 3 Release Date Pushed Back

PC gaming enthusiasts everywhere can release a collective groan over the latest news from Blizzard Entertainment. Early on September 23rd, President of Blizzard Mike Morhaime released a statement saying that the Diablo 3 release date is now officially pushed into 2012. Right now, the official word is “early” 2012. So expect the game sometime from January to March 2012. 

If You Already Made Plans

For those of you who have already booked time off from work to get in some sweet, sweet demon killing action, you might want to figure out how to un-book it. With Diablo 3’s current state, it’s doubtful Blizzard will push the date back much further again, if at all. So, if you want, you can still make some tentative plans to get away from your work grind to join in on the D3 grind.

In the statement, Morhaime maintains that this was a collective decision on the part of everyone involved in creating D3. This jives with Blizzard’s reputation for putting out the most polished product possible. But might there be more to it than that?

Why Did They Do It?

Blizzard has been a part of Activision for some time now. Activision publishes other incredibly popular games like the Call of Duty series. Perhaps some of the bigshots over at the Activision side of the company have voiced concerns regarding the sales impact that a blockbuster like Diablo 3 may have on their other game series. It could all just be executive meddling in the affairs of gamers.

Of course, the truth often lies somewhere in the middle. It’s likely some of the folks at Blizzard thought Diablo 3 needed more tweaking and polishing, while other parts of the company wanted a shot at some money. If this is the case, it’s a win-win-lose situation. It’s a win for both Blizzard and Activision, and a loss for people who wanted Diablo 3 in their hands for Christmas.

What This Means to You

Morhaime also stated that this new means that D3 will have a longer than anticipated beta test. If you haven’t opted into this test with your Blizzard account yet, do so. You may actually stand a chance of getting in now.

This statement has implications for games outside of Blizzard as well. The Torchlight 2 developers have now been granted at least a small amount of breathing room before the behemoth that is D3 descends on them.

So, Diablo is still on his way to Sanctuary for a third instalment of Chaos. He’s just going to be a little late.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Differences Between Diablo 2 And Diablo 3
As the Diablo 3 release date nears, Diablo fans everywhere are getting ready by pre-purchasing the game, playing Diablo 2 again, or, if they’re lucky, even playing Diablo 3 beta. Diablo 3 is undoubtedly something to look forward to. I mean, Diablo 2 was released by Blizzard in 2000, and…
By: Randall Sullivan in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Apr 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Farm In Diablo 3
As every Diablo 3 player knows, loot and gear are important (if not the most important) aspects of the game. As a result, it is vital for players to know how to farm in Diablo 3 and where they can farm effectively in order to obtain good gear. In this…
By: Randall Sullivan in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Aug 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Diablo 3 Strategy Guide - How to Master the Game
In order to “master” Diablo 3, first you need to decide which aspect of the game you really want to excel at. What is your ultimate goal? Are you trying to reach level 60 quickly? Do you want to find better gear? Or maybe you are more financially-minded and are…
By: Randall Sullivan in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Jul 24, 2012  
2
  Likes: 0

Diablo 3 War Guides
Levelling up in Diablo 3 doesn't have to be that difficult, gone are the days of endless grinding where you would find a nice spot with lots of creatures that would spawn, just so you could kill them again and again. You have been mislead into thinking grinding is the…
By: Colin A Smith in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Aug 17, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

Diablo 3 Release Date
Diablo 3 is the hotly anticipated sequel to Blizzard’s quintessential hack-‘n-slash ARPG franchise, Diablo. The last instalment to this series came roughly a decade ago, and, with beta information now available demand for a Diablo 3 release date has reached a fever pitch on many fan sites and forums. But…
By:  in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Sep 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Torchlight 2 Preview
Runic Games is attempting to one-up their own game Torchlight with a sequel. The original Torchlight is a Diablo-like game. That means you choose your class and get dropped into a world filled with monsters that you kill in various visually-pleasing ways. Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old…
By:  in  Gaming  >  Video Game Reviews   Sep 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Diablo 3 Always Online Requirement
Now that Diablo 3 has been delayed until sometime in early 2012, people have refocused their attention on perceived problems with the game. In this era of widespread broadband connections, Blizzard has opted for the “always online” form of piracy prevention. Basically, if you want to play Diablo 3, you…
By:  in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Sep 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Diablo 3 Rmah And Paypal: Lord Of Destr- Err, Money
Recently Blizzard announced that players will be able to make purchases on Diablo 3’s Real Money Auction House (or RMAH for short) using their PayPal balance. So, while you’re out there selling things on eBay and maybe doing a little freelancing work on the side for your PayPal bucks, you…
By:  in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Sep 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Differences Between Diablo 2 And Diablo 3
As the Diablo 3 release date nears, Diablo fans everywhere are getting ready by pre-purchasing the game, playing Diablo 2 again, or, if they’re lucky, even playing Diablo 3 beta. Diablo 3 is undoubtedly something to look forward to. I mean, Diablo 2 was released by Blizzard in 2000, and…
By: Randall Sullivan in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Apr 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Differences Between Diablo 2 And Diablo 3
As the Diablo 3 release date nears, Diablo fans everywhere are getting ready by pre-purchasing the game, playing Diablo 2 again, or, if they’re lucky, even playing Diablo 3 beta. Diablo 3 is undoubtedly something to look forward to. I mean, Diablo 2 was released by Blizzard in 2000, and…
By: Randall Sullivan in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Apr 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How Much Is Wow?
World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment (released November 23, 2004), one of the most popular fantasy MMORPG's ever known, can be played in either a limited free-to-play mode called the "Starter Edition", or in an unlimited subscription based mode for a monthly fee. Both modes require that the user have…
By: Denise Durband in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jun 13, 2012  
0
  Likes: 21

Dusane Infotech : - How Mobile Lottery Has Revolutionized the Way Lottery is Played
We all love to get lucky. That’s why lottery systems have a huge craze across the world. Apart from the potential prizes a player could win, the sheer thrill involved in it draws more people to it. Lottery is more of a luck game and the earliest record of it…
By: Sushant1 in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How Mobile Lottery Has Revolutionized the Way Lottery is Played
We all love to get lucky. That’s why lottery systems have a huge craze across the world. Apart from the potential prizes a player could win, the sheer thrill involved in it draws more people to it. Lottery is more of a luck game and the earliest record of it…
By: Sushant1 in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Should You Go For Online Lottery
Lottery is perhaps one of the oldest forms of gambling known to man. While lottery has been common in most parts of the world, popular perception saw a change in early 20th century and lotteries were banned in most places including the US. After the Second World War, things changed…
By: Sushant1 in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How Online Lottery Benefits Government
The lack of transparency and credibility of paper lottery has led many governments across countries to introduce online lottery. While the paper lottery caters to the lower income groups the low average price per ticket, this is a market with high volumes but low margins for the governments selling these…
By: Sushant1 in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 4519    Report this Article