Diablo III External Beta To Kick Off In Q3 2011

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At Activision Blizzard’s first quarter 2011 earnings call today, Blizzard CEO, Mike Morhaime, revealed that internal beta-testing for Diablo III began at Blizzard last week. External beta-testing for Diablo III will kick off in the third quarter of 2011.


Morhaime added Blizzard hope to release Diablo III in 2011, but not at the expense of the game’s quality. Because of this, no official release date or window has been announced for the game yet.


In the event that Blizzard don’t release a product this year, one can expect to see a minimum of two Blizzard games launched in 2012, according to Activision Blizzard executives.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.