Activision-Blizzard had a 2011 Q4 financials call that included an overview of what might be coming in 2012. GameSpy says that Activision-Blizzard's CEO, Bobby Kotick, thinks Diablo III will release sometime in Q2 of 2012 which is a positive suggestion. This seems possible from the reduced change in the recent Beta releases. As someone who has been playing the Beta, it has gotten more stable and they are fixing bugs. I'm a little concerned with what appears to be the beginning of removal of features (most minor, like gold fetching companions), but if we're this close to a release (a matter of months), that kind of thing is to be expected.
Now if only Blizzard would open up more of the game beyond Act I.
- ↑ Nathan Grayson (9-Feb-2012). "Activision: Diablo 3 Launching Between April and June, SWTOR Seemingly Fails to Wound WoW". GameSpy.com.