It seems like an eternity that we’ve been waiting for Diablo III… And only the people at Blizzard seem to know exactly when this amazing game will hit stores. However, seeing an update on the Diablo III website, it looks as if we could be waiting a long time yet, because Blizzard intends on implementing a number of fixes to the game before release.
The official post on Battle.net explains why Diablo III is taking so long to move from beta to finished project:
“While working on Diablo III we’ve been called out for messing around with systems too much, that the game is good as-is and we should just release it. I think that’s a fair argument to make, but I also think it’s incorrect. Our job isn’t just to put out a game, it’s to release the next Diablo game. No one will remember if the game is late, only if it’s great. We trust in our ability to put out a great game, but we’re not quite there yet. In addition to finishing and polishing the content of the game we’re continuing to iterate on some of the core game systems. So all that said, I’d like to provide everyone an update on some of the systems we’re currently working on.”
The changes that Blizzard is putting in place is fairly large, affecting everything from crafting and items, to core attributes and the inventory system. You can visit the official post for a more in-depth summary of the changes and fixes that will be put in place.