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Diablo III delayed

Beta testing for the game will continue over a longer period, which means more players who have opted in will get a chance to experience the game

Diablo III delayed
Diablo III will be delayed until early 2012

Diablo III will be delayed to early next year according to a post on Blizzard's Battle.net site.

The long awaited game was supposed to be released at the end of 2011 however the developers feel more time is needed to perfect it. The on-going beta test will be extended and more gamers who have opted in will be invited to play.

Mike Morhaime , President, CEO and Co-Founder of Blizzard said, "We commonly use the term "soon" when referring to Blizzard releases, because we know that no matter how hard we're working to reach a target, we're not going to compromise and launch a game before it's ready. For Diablo III, we were aiming to launch by the end of 2011. As we're announcing globally today, our new target for the game is early 2012."

Morhaime continued, "While this news might not be a complete surprise, I know that many of you were hopeful that Diablo III would ship this year. We were too. However, this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game."

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