Blizzard: No Diablo 3 in 2010

Written by Joe Martin

November 23, 2009 // 11:56 a.m.

Tags: #blizzard #blizzard-no-diablo-3-in-2010 #diablo #diablo-3 #release-date #starcraft #starcraft-2

Further demolishing the expectations and hopes of Diablo fans worldwide, Blizzard has stated that Diablo 3 will not be out before StarCraft 2.

In fact, according to Blizzard's Rob Pardo, Diablo 3 definitely won't see a release at all next year - confirming rumours that a 2010 release date for Diablo 3 is out of the question.

"We always announce all of our games too early," Pardo said to TechLand. "I think it's safe to say that, yeah, [Diablo 3] is not going to be out next year."

Fans had originally hoped that Diablo 3 would be released before the spread-out release of StarCraft 2, the first instalment of which has been delayed until 2010.

Pardo goes on to say that the delays aren't due to a lack of resources, but due to Blizzard's deliberate approach to game design that means games are approached iteratively and with completely separate design teams.

"Now when we announce [a game] we just go; 'Here's the game we're working on, we're going to start talking about it and who knows when it ships,'" added Pardo.

Still, at least we've all got Torchlight to play in the mean time, right? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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