Blizzard has updated their Events Page to state that the D3 demo they’ll be showing off at the Warcraft 3 tournament in Austin, Texas, later this month, will be the same demo from last year’s Blizzcon. There’s a different page than the one we posted news about yesterday, that makes this unfortunate fact quite clear. The updated quote:
Bashiok commented on this, confirming that it will be last years’ demo, with the Act 2 desert setting.
I haven’t been to a Warcraft regional since 2007 (I think), when it was in San Diego. It wasn’t super packed or anything, but a fun time and good matches. I’m not sure any more details on this event beyond what’s on the website. What specific questions do you have? I can try to find answers.
Are you sure it’s the exact same demo?
Bashiok: Quite sure.
We are still waiting to hear if the Gamescom demo will be a new one, or if they’ll drag out last year’s again. We were assuming it would be new, but this event in Austin takes place after Gamescom, which makes it seem likely that both events will feature last year’s demo, and that we’ll have to wait for Blizzcon to see new areas/monsters/spells/etc. Let’s hope for some new screenshots, at least?