Diablo III Getting A Beta This Summer. Hell Yes!

Now that I’ve officially transitioned into fully not giving a fuck about WoW, again, I’ve turned my eyes longingly towards Diablo III. You see, the latest WoW expansion couldn’t keep me giving a fuck nearly as much as the previous one, which couldn’t hold my attention as much as the previous one, et cetera, et cetera. Decreasing returns of interest. So it’s up to the sequel to my original Blizzard love to keep my online grinding glands glazed.

Hopefully in the beta this summer.


Fans around the world have been waiting for their chance to playDiablo III since the game was announced back in June of 2008. During today’s Activision financial results conference call, Blizzard boss Michael Morhaime pinpointed a three-month window for the  Diablo III beta.

“The game is looking great,” Morhaime said during the conference call, “and we’re currently aiming at a third quarter launch for external beta testing.” A third quarter target would have beta testing for  Diablo IIIlaunching sometime between July and September of 2011.
What Morhaime didn’t offer was any sign of an official release date. “I want to be clear that we do not have an official release date or window yet,” he said, explaining that Blizzard would not compromise quality to hit a release window. A slide accompanying the conference call did mention the company was “driving hard” to get the game released this year.

Will give blood and semen for entry into the beta. Both at the same time, if needed.