During the Activistion-Blizzard investor’s call on Thursday, February 9, it was announced that Diablo III will be delayed to the second quarter of this year. So instead of being imminent in its launch time, as most had thought, the game will instead be released a few months from now, likely in late April or early May.
With the departure of Senior Producer Steve Parker on the game’s development team, it’s speculated that there are some internal problems with either the game or the company itself. The official announcement doesn’t mention this, however:
The company’s first quarter 2012 outlook does not incorporate a new release from Blizzard Entertainment, but its calendar year 2012 outlook anticipates two releases from Blizzard Entertainment.