Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime announced at the Activision Blizzard Q1 2011 Financial Results conference that beta testing of Diablo III will officially commence this coming Q3 2011. It is speculated that the beta might even start early in July, which coincides with the anniversary of both Diablo II and the announcement of Diablo III. Morhaime had this to say during the conference:
“On the Diablo III front, I’m pleased to report that we began internal company live testing last week. The game is looking great, and we are currently targeting a Q3 Launch for external beta testing. The development team is working hard to try and launch Diablo III this year. But I want to be clear that we do not have an official release date or window yet. As always we won’t compromise the quality of the game in order to hit a window.”
This is good news for fans of the series that have been waiting years for this sequel. Hopefully more will be announced at this year’s E3
Diablo III Beta Begins Q3 2011
- Mike V.
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