Diablo 3 Beta Test Summer 2011?

A closed beta for Diablo 3 has been officially confirmed by Diablo 3’s game director, but we still don’t know if there’s going to be a open beta test.

Diablo 3 Beta Test Release Date

Closed Diablo 3 Beta: 6 Months Prior To Release

Jay Wilson, the Game Director of Diablo III, stated that around six months before the game’s release there will be a beta test. He failed to mention weather or not this is going to be an open or closed beta test, but I assume it’s going to be a closed beta test.

Blizzard: High-Quality Game Taking For Granted

Diablo 3 or Diablo III is certainly a interesting game, that’s picked up a ton of attention over the years it’s been created. It’s a upcoming horror themed, dark fantasy role playing game, by the same company which develops World At Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment. Obviously it’s from a company which owns one of the largest online games to date, so everyone is expecting a high quality, amazing game when Diablo 3 is finally released.

The development behind Diablo 3 started way back in 2001, they’ve been countless teams and people who’ve worked on Diablo 3, weather it’s the game mechanics, or some of the graphical work required. There is a huge “credits” list to say behind the development of Diablo 3, I mean they’ve been working on it for 10 years now.

Diablo 3 Release Date

Blizzard Timeline: Diablo 3 Release Date
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So when is the release date? Well that’s something that’s pretty strange about this game, Blizzard have never even given us a rough idea of when to expect the game to come out, I mean they’ve been working on it for a long time, but we don’t really know how much more is complete. Combined with the fact a game of this scale, is going to require a unbelievable amount of BETA testing, I’m sure the launch of Diablo 3 is going to be huge, so Blizzard are going to want to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The leaked image above is meant to show a time line of Blizzard’s plans, but you need to keep in mind the main reason why Blizzard don’t even bother to give estimates on release dates, because they’ve failed to meet them before, there is a lot of work involved when building a game like this. Which is why they didn’t release a date until a few months before they intending their games to be released, they only set a date if they’re positive they can meet it, which is really the right way to set release dates.

As mentioned, they’ll have a beta test and that’s when tons of info will be leaked around about Diablo 3, what the game play is like and what not. It’s certainly going to be a crazy month for the gaming world when Diablo 3 beta is released and when it’s finally released to the world.

Diablo 3 vs. WoW

I can certainly see this game putting up good competition to World At Warcraft, although both are owned by Blizzard Entertainment, so I’m sure they won’t mind. If you’ve played WOW, then you know how quest based it is and Diablo seems to be very similar, there is going to be a “Main storyline” and then different quests and sub-stories for different classes, which is what a game like this needs. Blizzard have worked on making sure the game is “re-playable”, so you can replay the game and it shouldn’t be the exact same as when you played it the first time, that’s the idea behind it.

In the ten years the game has been developed, there has been a ton of information shared on Diablo 3, we already know a lot about the game and how it’s going to be like, annoyingly we haven’t had a chance to get playing the game, but Diablo 3 is certainly a game which is going to make history.

If you want to find out more Diablo 3, I suggest to visit the http://www.diablowiki.net/Main_Page website.

Published: Sunday, April 17th, 2011 Last Modified: April 17, 2011

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