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Diablo 3 internal testing underway, beta scheduled for Q3

By Jos
May 10, 2011
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  1. Finally some good news for fans eagerly awaiting the third installment of Blizzard's Diablo series. During Activision's earnings call today, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime revealed that the developer has started…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    Wow. A beta on Q3 2011? In Blizzard terms that's a Q2 2012 release...
     
  3. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Never played the 1st 2 or any Blizzard game for that matter, but from what I've seen of this one I'm interested in playing it.
     
  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 330   +21

    wonder if it will get boring after awhile like the old ones?
     
  5. Doesn't that occur with all video games?
     
  6. D2 best game ever made up to 3 and if you never played it you should.

    You might get tired of it after about 5 years of playing but not like most games of one play through and thats it.
     
  7. Glad to see they're going to put it on Battle.net so your account can get hacked in 3 days. *clap*
     
  8. Jesus, you people are depressing on here. Just enjoy it for what it is and shut it!
     
  9. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    OMG, i forgot i pre-ordered that game so long ago :) .. now need to finish D2 as soon as possible now that D3 is near :p

    really love Blizzard games & Diablo is one of the best game franchise that exists.

    cheers!
     
  10. You've never played the 1st Diablo, 2nd or any Blizzard game before??? You don't know what you're missing! :) Go out and get Diablo 2, NOW! hehe. As well as StarCraft 1 and 2.. and Warcraft.... you see where I'm going with this?
     
  11. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    That's one hell of a kick-*** trailer. I've never played any Blizzard game but I understand from reading various game reviews over the years that their games represent the gold standard for this genre. Based on what I saw on the Demon Hunter trailer, it just might tempt this FPS gamer to try out this title.
     
     
  12. Are they talking calendar or fiscal quarters? Which is a big difference. The only reason I ask is it seems it was done during a profit discussion with Activision so perhaps fiscal.
     
  13. Diablo 3, StarCraft 2 are almost the same games as previous version as gameplay but with much better technology.
    Why Microsoft didn’t follow that success recipe with Age of Empires 2 ?! :(
     
  14. Concerning the date for the closed beta announced for Q3 2011:

    The calendar and the fiscal years are exactly the same for Blizzard/Activision (confirmed by Blizzard's PR spokesperson, Bashiok), so they're saying they hope to have the beta ready between July 1st and September 30th.

    Let's just hope there aren't any fiascos like they had with Starcraft 2 and push the beta back six months...
     
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +60

    To bad the people that made diablo 2 havent been with blizzard for over half a decade.
     
  16. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Let's just hope that the people who are on the Diablo 3 team loved Diablo 2 for all the same reasons we did.
     
  17. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +60

    Indeed.
     
  18. The D3 trailers are total crap, It seems they are trying to kill the game before it even launches.. somewhere mid 2012.
     
  19. Diablo is maybe one of the best games that Blizzard have created! Alongside the Warcraft series and Starcraft series.
    It'll be a great help to play Diablo 2 first to get the basic concept of the game style of play, as it's unique in it's own way, but conquers most games trying to keep up with it.

    There's a couple of websites that have attempted to show a release date, but doubt they're true...

    HMV.com - 04/11/2011
    GamePlay.co.uk - 26/08/2011
    Zavvi.com - 09/09/2011

    So who knows, retailers are hoping between August and November, but everyone else is hoping for it to be sooner, after over 10 years of waiting! :(

    Probulary the most wanted game of 2011, Im very eager about this!

    -Koopa
     
  20. I cannot wait for D3 release. I really need to play that game, so that I can stop playing WOW. I've been playing wow, wasting time and money for the same strategy for many years. Atleast with D3, I can play that game with any internet connection and monthly fees.
     
  21. Ooo craptastic!
     


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