Diablo 3 beta changes bring release closer

By Posted 27 Jan 2012, 18:15

Gaming fans are a lucky bunch really with a huge number of great games coming out each year, and something new always to look forward to. This does come at a price though with new games not being cheap when first launched. A game that has been in development for a long time now is Diablo 3, and has fans excitedly waiting for its launch. Today we have news of some Diablo 3 beta changes that will bring the release date closer.

Earlier this month we heard that some retailers had jumped the gun and erected instore displays for the release of the game, which were later removed. We have also had news this month about the game coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Gaming Blend are reporting that Blizzard has announced some cuts to the game, which they hope will speed the arrival of Diablo 3 to stores up. The team has decided to lose Scrolls of Reforging and Scrolls of Companion from the game. Scrolls of Reforging had replaced the magical properties of an item with a completely new set of properties.

Over on the games forums community manager Nethaera, stated that it was felt that both these features “were underdeveloped”, and as they stood wasn’t good enough for Diablo 3. To get the features up to the required standard wanted it would have taken a lot of new work, and the developer were “trying to close in on a solid release date for the game, not move further away”.

The decision was then made to cut these features for now so the company could “stay on track for the game’s release”. There is a chance though that these features may be added to Diablo 3 at a later date. Blizzard has yet to officially announce a release date for the game but Jay Wilson, the games director, recently said that a date is “nearing”.

Fans of the franchise obviously want improvements to the game and will be used to certain elements of it, but the worry is changing too much may upset some fans who may be already getting impatient for the games release. It is better though if the game is up to a certain standard before it is released despite the wait. Check the video below with some details from earlier changes to the Beta.

Are you looking forward to Diablo 3?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246099400 Peter Elak

    I disagree, I have this game pre ordered for 4 years now. Blizz has had enough time polishing this game, and delaying the release is just irritating. Ever heard of patches? Each game has them.

    • Insane

      You are insane to pre-order a game more than maybe 2 weeks ahead of time.