Diablo 3 is one of those much anticipated games, and with the release of the highly successful Diablo 2 being slightly over a decade ago, naturally its successor is due for a release, but as to when, that remains to be seen.

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The good news is that at Gamescom today, Blizzard’s game director Jay Wilson came out and said that the beta for Diablo 3 will hit by September, with hopes that it could be even sooner. He was also pressed for details as to when the game would be seeing a release and all he could say was “When it’s ready.”

Blizzard has been notorious for taking their time with their games, with Starcraft players who had to wait for over a decade for Starcraft II. However its these delays that have allowed Blizzard to push out games that are top quality and have earned the company a huge loyal following despite the fact that they are probably best known for their three major game franchises – Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft.

Ever since more features of Diablo 3 have been rolling out, players have started anticipating a 2011 release of the game, hopefully in time for the holiday season. So let’s hope that the beta goes well and that we will be seeing Diablo 3 wrapped up under our tree for Christmas.

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