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Submitted by KingJFS 1174d ago | news

Activision: No Diablo III in 2011, Call of Duty 8 will be awesome

Warp Zoned writes:

"First off, it looks like it’s unlikely that a new Blizzard game will be released in 2011. That means no Diablo III and definitely no StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Instead, the publisher’s COO, Thomas Tippl, said to expect both games in 2012: “[O]ur outlook at this time does not include a new game from Blizzard in 2011. Should Blizzard not release a major title this year, we would expect, for planning purposes, to launch a minimum of 2 Blizzard titles in 2012.”" (Call of Duty 8, Diablo III, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Wolf951  +   1174d ago
Not a surprise, they are known to take ages to release games. I can wait for Diablo 3, if it means it will be as perfect as can be.
joydestroy  +   1174d ago
yep. 2012 is when i expect to see it release
Dragonshardz  +   1174d ago
STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM MY DIABLO 3 DAMNED CALL OF DUTY CASH-IN BASTARDS! /rage off

While I didn't even expect to see this released this year (or the next) I'll still wait for an official report coming from Blizzard's own.
mastiffchild  +   1174d ago
Well, to be fair(and I don't LIKE being fair to the Kotick "death of fun" Brigade)to them they'e actually going the OPPOSITE way to COD with Diablo3 so you should feel both safe and honoured, no? We are NOT likely to get a new Diablo every year when, as we all expect , number 3 flies off the shelves upon arrival sometime in the next two years, are we?

Blizz seems to remain fairly tightly in control of everything they make themselves so I wouldn't imagine Kotick's grubbies will be needed. Blizzard already keep Acti happy money wise by keeping that WoW train well oiled, all the time. Anyway D3 is safe, I reckon, from any COD style milkage in the near future.

If, though, console versions get made ell, are amazingly successful etc-who knows about number 4? Sorry, that upset ME.
newn4gguy  +   1174d ago
We stopped reading after "No Diablo III".
Motion  +   1174d ago
I haven't read this article in particular, but every other article recapping the Q1 statement has said that Blizzard will likely have the D3 beta this summer/fall and they are trying like Hell to get it released this year.
blackhammer  +   1174d ago
For 2012, I truly hope it (D3) rains only good golden drops that don't taste or feel like urine.

"The creative excellence and sheer scale of [CoD 8] and the unprecedented online universe that will accompany it will reset the bar for this genre..."

Reset the bar? It's been stuck in place for the past three years. I think I'll just rent it, play the story, then play something that won't make me want to punch an infant.
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Darkseeker  +   1174d ago
Activision doesn't know what they're saying yet again.

The beta of diablo 3 is supposed to start between July 1st and September 30. Now the beta is gonna last about 3-4 months at most, so yeah, Diablo 3 will release right after and in time for 2011.

Starcraft 2 beta started in february and the game was released in july, however, the beta only lasted this long because they also had to test the new battle.net, which is not the case this time because it's already up and running.
PoulCast  +   1173d ago
It never says Diablo 3 isn't coming in 2011.
Nuvian  +   1172d ago
Idiotic article name that contradict it selfs in the content of the article it self.

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