Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the Diablo video game series, announced that Diablo III is set to be released in early 2012. This means that the fans will have to wait a few months longer than expected, CNet reports.
On September 23, Blizzard uploaded on its official website a press release which stated that Diablo III will not be available to fans before 2012. Initially, it was thought the video game will hit the store in the fourth quarter of this year.
“Hell Freezes over” is the name of the press release and it best illustrates the news that stated: “Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the expected launch window for Diablo® III, the next title in the company’s critically acclaimed series of action role-playing games, will be moving into early 2012.”
Mike Morhaime, CEO of the company, explained that the game is still in testing and that Blizzard cannot allow the game to be released when it “almost ready”, and not ready. He adds that the beta test is “going very well”. The extra time taken will be used for extending the beta test, which just began a few days ago. Players who have made an account on Battle.com should visit the website and sign in for the beta testing, as it will continue for a while.
In early August, Blizzard uploaded a Diablo III box-art image, teasing the fans, who were already expecting the game for over a year. The company made its first announcement regarding the release of the new Diablo in the series as early as 2008.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. has released the prequel, Diablo II, more than a decade ago.
Among other well-known games created by Blizzard, there are the famous “World of Warcraft” and “Starcraft”. The latest game release was “Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty”, which apparently will keep the top release spot for the passionate fans of Blizzard Games until 2012.