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Diablo III Release date?

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  1. snipermcguns

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    Diablo III Release date?

    Ok. I am confused about a few things. I have seen three different release dates. Play.com has a release date of 3/27/2009. Some other site has a release date of 4/24/2009 and another has a date of 9/9/2009. WHICH ONE IS IT!?
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    It's D: None of the above. Blizzard isn't even done with Act II yet, let alone ready to start Alpha testing. That won't happen, at the earliest, until late this year. It's hoped that they will have it out by Christmas of this year, but it's not looking optimistic. A better estimate would be late 2010 to early 2011.

    Just being honest... sorry. :(

    CD
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    u wont see it probably til 2010, even starcraft will be out late 2009.

    so dont hold ur hope up that it will come out this year.
     
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    Xmas 09 hopefully ....
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    Im hoping they get er done before Xmas 09 really . That would be a nice time for release and give them plenty of time to finish it up ..

    :thumbsup:

    Ps - just because they are not done with act 2 doesnt mean anything really as we dont know how many acts might be in the game anyways . And Id be willing to bet if they do have acts they will save one for an expansion ..
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    My friend asked a game store about the release of d3.. and the guy told him mid 2009 and he allowed my friend to pre-order it. I'm kinda confused.

    And can I see where it says they are not finished with act2? thanks.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    Late 2009 to Early 2010.

    But don't keep your hopes high, Blizzard has never been punctual when releasing new games.

    They want their games to be 100% perfecto.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    I am going to go pre-order it and see what the website tells me.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    Diablo 3 release date? =)

    If you didn't learn anything new from the article, make sure to add what you know that isn't already there ;)
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    All these gaming stores have to give some date for their pre-order products. That date often is changed when the game isn't ready yet.. so yeah they are just really really optimistic estimations. I would guess that it's out mid 2010.

    If you watch the material from Blizzcon and WWI08 there are a few hints about their progress, basically they are about done with the first act.. but even that isn't certain and if something is wrong with the first act.. they probably just rebuild it or fix it to suit their view of a perfect diablo 3 :)



     
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    Any time in 2010 would make me happy.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    I think it's very clear from what has been said by blizzard about where they are with development and what was shown at the last Blizzard event that this game is coming out 2010 at the very earliest.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    09.09.2009 would be metaphorically awesome as this date can be read as "666" upside down, but it's highly unlikely it'll be released by then. I'd be hopeful for Q2-Q3 of 2010.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    I agree, there is almost no chance that it will be released anytime this year, as they are still working on building up the game. I actually think that Q4 2010 is the most likely, as it will be around the holidays and give them alot of time to finish up developing the game and the classes and such, with a beta test for it. Diablo 2 was released during the summer of 2000 so they could do that as well.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    I don't see why people are so eager to know the release date. Knowing that it will be released in June 2010 (just an example) isn't going to make it come around any quicker.

    That being said, any release later than 2010 would seriously p*ss me off
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    I don't know, either. I'm going to wait until the uber special deluxe edition with maps and figurines or whatever is announced before I even think about pre-ordering.

    2010 seems like the best bet, in my opinion. I will be very surprised if it comes out this year.


     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?



    Hello dear Betrayal,

    The game will actually be ready next week, 15 januari.
    Do you want to give me mone.... errr, I mean, would you like to pre-order it from me?


    Disclaimer: release dates and shipping dates may be delayed beyond my control.

    Greetings,
    Thul
    :crazyeyes:


     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    WoTLK - 2008
    SC2 - 2009
    D3 - ?

    2010, in my opinion :)
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    June 29th, 2011.

    Diablo II and Diablo II LOD were both released on June 29th. Clearly Blizzard is going to continue this trend and release it on June 29th, 2011. By clearly, I mean that I'm using completely arbitrary and wild speculation that they're going to do this.

    I'm with everyone who is hopeful for a 2010 release. Realistically I am expecting no sooner than 2011. I have been too hopeful for too many Blizzard game releases coming sooner than they actually did, and thus I have become somewhat of a cynic when it comes to Blizzard release dates.
     
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    Re: Diablo III Release date?

    Ok. Now that the new issue of PC Gamer is out, what do you think? It says in the title "Hot games of 2009" Just a thought but shouldn't that be in the next 357 days?
     

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