Our fears have just been officially confirmed, Diablo 3 has been delayed until early 2012.
Blizzard Entertainment released a statement this morning saying that D3 will not make its original release date.
With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible. However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “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.
There is no good news in regards to this delay, but if your among the legions of fans who didn’t get a D3 closed beta invite, you may have another opportunity as Blizzard might be adding more testers than initially projected. Sorry to have to break this news. Guess its time to break out another Diablo 2 character.