There are two things that Blizzard Entertainment is good at: getting our hopes up and promptly letting us down. So it’s not at all surprising to hear this morning that the much anticipated launch of Diablo III has been once again pushed back.
Blizzard had intended on releasing D3 early this March, but we learned today that it’s starting to look more like June now. Talk about a kick to the reproductive organ. Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, had this to say regarding the delay:
[quote] We began beta testing for Diablo III last year. After receiving feedback from the community and our internal teams, we have implemented changes to the game which we believe will greatly improve the game experience, and ensure that the final release will live up to our high expectations. We have also been testing the Auction House functionality. This testing will help ensure a smooth roll-out of this feature with the retail launch, so our players can safely and securely trade items with each other.[/quote]
Blizzard also says that we can expect to hear an official release date in the next few weeks. Blah, blah, blah. Just give me my game already.