The long-promised Team Deathmatch for Diablo 3 won’t be coming to the game.
Blizzard’s Jay Wilson announced that the mode “isn’t yet where we want it to be.”
“Simply fighting each other with no other objectives or choices to make gets old relatively quickly. We’ve brought a lot of people in to try out Team Deathmatch and, while some found it entertaining, most of our testers didn’t feel like it was something they’d want to do beyond a few hours,” he said.
Another problem they ran into was balance issues between classes.
Currently, the team is looking at different options for the mode, which will be added in free whenever it is finalized.
Meanwhile, Dueling will be added to the game soon after fans demanded it.
“First and foremost, if our original goal was to support dueling, then we’re not achieving that goal very well if we don’t actually give players a way to duel in-game,” Wilson said.