Diablo 3 News:
November 21, 2009
Diablo 3 not coming in 2010: (source)
Further demolishing the expectations and hopes of Diablo fans worldwide, Blizzard has stated that Diablo 3 will not be out before StarCraft 2. In fact, according to Blizzard's Rob Pardo, Diablo 3 definitely won't see a release at all next year - confirming rumours that a 2010 release date for Diablo 3 is out of the question. "We always announce all of our games too early," Pardo said to TechLand. "I think it's safe to say that, yeah, [Diablo 3] is not going to be out next year."
November 19, 2009
Diablo 3 release date update: (source)
Blizzard is focused on releasing two titles next year: "StarCraft 2" and "World of WarCraft: Cataclysm." Unfortunately for action RPG fans, "Diablo 3" is not in the cards. In an interview with Techland, Blizzard executive VP of game design, Rob Pardo, said, "I think it’s safe to say that, yeah, ['Diablo 3'] is not going to be out next year." But that wasn't all. Speaking about the fact that Blizzard frequently announces games long before they are ever released, Pardo said the following: "We’ve been wrong [on release dates] for as long as I can remember. Now when we announce [a game] we just go, 'Here's the game we’re working on, we're going to start talking about it and who knows when it ships." Sounds like he was half joking when he said it...clearly Blizzard has an approximate sense of when the game will come out, but in terms of telling the public, sorry, you get nothing. In the meantime, play "Torchlight." It's basically "Diablo 2.5."