Diablo 3 shipping early 2012
Closed beta extended.
Blizzard has revealed that its dungeon-based action role-player, Diablo 3, will hit store shelves in early 2012.
Originally planned for release later this year, Blizzard has acknowledged that the game is simply not ready to ship yet, and as a result, the recently launched closed beta will carry on.
“With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible,” commented Blizzard boss, Mike Morhaime.”However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo 3 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.”
Reportedly Blizzard is all eyes on taking benefit from the additional time on expanding the beta, and the studio foresees the possibility of inviting more testers than what’s been initially planned.