No Diablo III Release Date Yet - Blizzard Says So

I hope you haven’t fallen prey to the mass Diablo III hysteria that seems to be rampant right now, because Blizzard has bad news for you.

by on 9th Jan, 2012

I hope you haven’t fallen prey to the mass Diablo III hysteria that seems to be rampant right now, because Blizzard has bad news for you.

Blizzard community manager Bashiok has made a tweet that will leave some of you no doubt enraged and probably without Diablo III for a while. Don’t get too excited about that - turns out it’s just an estimation.

“Diablo III does not have a release date.” Bashiok tweeted. “Any store or person claiming otherwise is guessing.” Ouch, how very blunt of you, Bashiok. According to Bashiok, retailers won’t know about the release date at all until it’s announced in an official press statement, so it looks like they’ve all just taken a stab in the dark.

We previously learned that GameStop’s system deletes pre-order titles that don’t have a definitive release date after a certain amount of times, as happened with Last Guardian. Could this be a way of circumventing it?

I’m just glad I might have a little more time before I lose my friends to it, really.

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