As we reported earlier, Blizzard has just announced a few Diablo 3 beta details in their financial call: get ready to roam through Sanctuary later this year. According to Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime, Diablo 3 internal live testing began last week and players can expect a Q3 (July to September) launch for external beta testing. Morhaime also mentioned that Blizzard is trying to launch Diablo 3 this year, but Activision CFO Thomas Tippl said that they do not expect a new title to launch this year.
According to forum moderator Bashiok, " The 3rd quarter reference in the earning’s call today was a calendar quarter, meaning that we’re aiming to launch the Diablo 3 beta between July 1st and September 30th. Keep in mind that it’s our current goal, and of course that can change as development continues."
If past Blizzard beta testing is any idication, the Beta invites will selectively go out to those who sign up via Battle.net on so be sure to do that sooner than later. Diablo 3 is the latest installment in Blizzard's fantasy action role playing game series and has been in development since 2001.
No comments were made regarding the console integration of Diablo 3.
As more Diablo 3 news flows in, we'll be sure to get it out for you as soon as possible. But let me just speak for everyone here when I say hell, it's about time. Are you excited for the Diablo 3 beta?
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