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Diablo III Beta Coming Soon

by Matt Miller on May 09, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Blizzard says that you could be playing Diablo III sooner than you might have thought.

In today's quarterly earnings call by Activision, Blizzard chief Mike Morhaime had this to say: "We began internal company-wide testing last week. The game looks great, and we're currently targeting a Q3 launch for external beta testing." For those not in the know, that would put the beta somewhere between July and September.

That might put the game on track for release late this year, but don't start holding Blizzard to any promises. "The development team is working hard to try and launch Diablo III this year, but I want to be clear that we do not have an official release date or window yet," Morhaime said. "As always, we will not compromise the quality of the game in order to hit a window."