Following up the non-news that Diablo 3 won’t be released in 2010, Techland has posted an interview with Rob Pardo, Blizzard’s Senior Vice President of Game Design. In this one Rob comments on the D3’s imminent non-release, admits that Blizzard always announces games too early, and says that Diablo 3 will ship “who knows when.” A quote:
?We always announce all of our games too early,? Pardo said, referring to when Diablo III was unveiled at Blizzard?s Worldwide Invitational in 2008. ?We realize that and go, ?You know what? Next time we?re not going to do that.? And then we always fail at that. But I?d rather fail at that than fail at making the game great. I think it?s safe to say that, yeah, (Diablo III) is not going to be out next year.?
When asked if the long wait for the highly anticipated game is because of the company?s other priorities, Starcraft II and the new World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm, both due in 2010, he said that that wasn?t the issue.
?Each game has individual development teams; it?s just that the way that we develop games, we develop them very iteratively,? he explained. ?We just have a different process and approach than a lot of other studios, and it makes it a very difficult process for us to predict street dates when we?re multiple years out.?