Updated:Diablo III Beta August 1st
Blizzard has a reputation for perfection and polished games, but that shine comes at a high price. Coming out over a decade after its predecessor and now three years after its announcement at the Blizzard Invitational in Paris, anticipation in the PC gaming community remains as high ever, but the fantasy juggernaut has maintained a mysterious silence of late concerning its Diabolic project. But finally some of the waiting pains are alleviated with some news; the Diablo 3 Beta is coming soon. Very soon. How soon? We’ll either have it or know when we will by August 1st of this year. We hope.
Here’s how the information leaked. Blizzard is holding an exclusive conference on Diablo 3 at their headquarters in Irvine, California in July. All the information is contractually secret until August 1st. This means big news for D3 either on August 1st or shortly after, and that news is more than likely the announcement of the beta, which Blizzard promised us would be expanded around the end of the year. It’s good to know that Diablo 3 is moving along on schedule, and keep your eyes open August 1st for the Beta!
Edit: It will most likely be a closed beta, not open. The article has been edited to reflect this.