Recent rumours that Diablo 3 will be announced in the next issue of the US edition of PC Gamer have been debunked by the magazine.
"We're officially squelching the Diablo rumour," said the editor toVoodoo Extreme (opens in new tab). "We've got two big announcements coming in our August issue, but neither is from Blizzard."
The rumour originated when PC Gamer wrote that the August issue contained a "secret that [they're] just dying to blurt out, but [they] can't for another month, and the stress of holding it in makes you want to do the pee-pee dance?"
Based on this, the internet decided the magazine was referring to Diablo 3. The source of the rumour,Blizz Planet (opens in new tab), based its conclusion on the following:
* PC Gamer was probably among the Gaming press Magazines who visited Blizzard Entertainment early on May, a few weeks ago.
* PC Gamer knew about the Starcraft II announcement last May 2007.
* PC Gamer can't talk about it for the next 30 days. The 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational at Paris, France takes place on June 28-29.
* June 29 is the date Diablo II shipped on USA (2000) and the same date the expansion Lord of Destruction shipped on Europe a year later (2001).
Jeez, maybe they shouldstart a detective agency or something.
Courtesy of CVG (opens in new tab).
May 23, 2008