Diablo III is Coming, Probably by June and Other Blizzard News

Thursday brought us a decent amount of Blizzard news, all courtesy of the Activision-Blizzard investors phone meeting.  Among the info released:

 

This merger may never make sense to me.

-Diablo III will launch by the end of Quarter 2 of this year, which ends in June, narrowing the release window down to the middle of the year at the latest.

-World of Warcraft saw a hit in player numbers, but that was to be expected.  Currently, only (and I say only in jest) 10.3 million players are actively subscribed.  Only.  Considering the lack of a new expansion and the launch of a major competitor in Star Wars: The Old Republic, I think it is safe to say that World of Warcraft won’t be going away anytime soon.

-Speaking of World of Warcraft, apparently their annual pass was a huge hit.  Numbers weren’t released, but I would expect at least a million players committed to WoW for the year, judging by all the Tyrael’s Charger mounts on my server.

-Now, the most important bit of news: Blizzard expects to ship two titles this year.  You read that correctly: two.  As in more than one, which is a number that Blizzard usually has difficulty with.  This now raises a question: what will the second title be?  Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria both seem like the safe bet here.  I’ve seen several places online holding out hopes for the long rumored MMO project, Titan, but I think that’s a pipe dream.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Allen/7605503 Andrew Allen

    Yeah I mean it’s clearly Heart of the Swarm and Diablo. Not that Heart of the Swarm should totally count, since it’s us re-buying a game we already waited 11 years for and then bought two years ago.

    Only for you do I tolerarte this, Blizzard.