Report: Diablo 3 beta details likely in August

By Steve Watts, Jun 23, 2011 9:45am PDT

The uncertainty of Diablo III's release date hurts us all, but a beta test may be coming to serve as a soothing balm. MTV Multiplayer reports that details from an upcoming July press event for the game are embargoed until August 1. That assures that the beta won't take place before then, since it would undermine the games press in attendance.

However, it also points to a likelihood that the beta launch will be detailed sometime in August, hopefully to roll out within that month. This isn't confirmed, of course, but Blizzard has previously said it aims to roll out the beta in Q3 2011. August fits comfortably in that time frame.

Blizzard has also previously expressed hopes to launch Diablo 3 in 2011. If it misses that target, the company plans to release two games in 2012: Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2: The Heart of the Swarm.

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