Diablo III development in “the home stretch”

Blizzard hints at release timing to the NY Times

Blizzard is in crunch mode and Diablo III is in the final throes of development, according to the game's director, Jay Wilson. Speaking to theNew York Times, Wilson said, “We’re definitely in the home stretch. We’re crunching. This is when the magic happens.”

Many fans (including the writer of the NY Times piece) are taking Wilson's statement to mean that the game may be released in 2011. While Wilson's words do sound promising, it's important to remember that when it comes to Blizzard, the “home stretch” can be a very long time.

The rest of the piece focuses on describing the appeal of Diablo III's loot system to the non-gaming readership of the newspaper.

Apr 29, 2011

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