PVP Cut From Diablo III Before Release

by Ben Reeves on Mar 09, 2012 at 02:32 PM

Diablo III still doesn’t have an official release date, but it’s now starting to lose features in anticipation of that release. However, this means the game is almost done.

Blizzard recently announced that Diablo III’s PVP systems weren’t living up to the developer’s notoriously high standards, and would therefore be cut from the game before release.

Game Director Jay Wilson said that the company felt like, “delaying the whole game purely for PvP would just be punishing to everyone who’s waiting to enjoy the campaign and core solo/co-op content, all of which is just about complete.”

Blizzard also said that it would release a PVP patch sortly after the game released that would add multiple Arena maps with themed locations, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system.

On one hand, it’s sad that Diablo III is loosing day one content, but on the other, the company just said that the game’s core content was “just about complete.” This is progress. Hopefully a release date announcement is just around the corner.

[Source: Joystiq]