I believe that Blizzard is VERY determined on producing a strong and lasting standard for each of their game, and that's why it takes them so damn long to create and release anything.
I believe StarCraft Ghost was postponed for 2 reasons:
1. The next-generation systems were going to be the new standard of gaming
2. The fans at BlizzCon had mixed feelings about it.
Blizzard would want ALL fans to like the game, not just 50-75%. And as the rumored reworking of Diablo III wouldn't surprise me. It almost perfectly fits right into the timeline of Blizzard, in terms of Blizzard North closing.
If Blizzard has indeed set Diablo III to be reworked, I admire their dedication to their fans' expectations.
hi i'm new here just wanted to say hi and ask a question about the diablo 3 game coming out... someone said they were going to make it an open world format similar to world of warcraft... i was just wanting to see if anyone has heard that and what you would think about that if it was
you can believe what you want. Blizzard could be waiting since they're making money on WoW. Hopefully D3 is similliar to the D2 graphics,gameplay,etc. They could wait until they're done with the WoW series. They could also add more expansions to D2 which I don't have any proof on.
the WoW gameplay is typical MMO. spells that take time to cast etc. Wouldnt fit a single player game. A WoW-like UI would be very nice, but the gameplay has to be fast. And the lvls random generated ofc.
I hope D3 isn't like spore, which was set to have been released this year, but got pushed back a whole year. I think I would die if they told me diablo 3 was coming in december but then pushes it off for another year...what a tease it would be.
D3 will deffinitely not be coming out this year. since they are still hiring for it (or that is what we have gathered from their want ads) and since it will have to be a really kickass game (or Diablo fans will beat down Blizzard's doors) i expect we won't see it untill possibly Christmas 2007, but very likely early 2008.
some of those job ops are 1 year old. I wouldnt expect it too soon, though. All i expect is for them to announce they're working on it. And that could happen soon (right after release of the WoW expansion - that will keep me busy till Diablo 3 comes).
dont expect it that early. Blizzard takes their time before releasing a game. Quality tests, more quality tests, more quality tests, alpha, beta tests and then we get to have a glimpse on it and 4-5 months after the beta it might come out. thats the Blizzard way