Friday, December 28, 2012

Diablo 3 Team Deathmatch PvP Shelved

After an incredibly slow week of gaming news during this holiday season we got some news regarding the long awaited Team Deathmatch aspect of Diablo 3, but its not what gamer's wanted to hear. Diablo 3 was released 7 months ago and people have been anxiously waiting and anticipating the PvP aspect including team deatchmatch that has been playable at BlizzonCons before the game release. It was announced last night that the team deathmatch aspect has been shelved from development until further notice.

Blizzard stated that team deathmatch is "not up to the quality that Blizzard gamers expect or that we feel you deserve" and "we will be shelving it for now and exploring other options." Lead designer Jay Wilson claimed that PvP dueling will be included in the 1.07 patch and it will "hit sometime after the new year."

Regarding the deatchmatch mode being shelved Jay Wilson said the game mode in its current form lacked the depth that Blizzard and gamers would want. He stated "simply fighting each other with no other objectives or choices to make gets old relatively quickly" and it "didn't feel like it was something they'd want to do beyond a few hours." The development team has redirected their attention "at new modes that play up to the strengths of the character classes, focus on objectives beyond just defeating other players, and possibly even integrating PvE elements and rewards." Wilson assured gamer's that the PvP update will be free for all gamers to download and experience.

In your opinion what do you think of Blizzard shelving this portion of the PvP? Many gamers were given the chance to play it during past BlizzCons and if you got the chance to play it with other gamers what do you think of their decision to remove it from development?

Cameron Deao

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