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Diablo 3 PvP Held Back for Release

Blizzard’s most important thing right now is to keep Diablo 3 on track for release and to do this, Blizzard will be removing the player vs player (PvP) aspect of the game to reintroduce it at a later stage.

According to the official Diablo 3 blog, Jay Wilson, Diablo 3 game director, has said that the decision was a difficult one that needed to be made and the team felt that releasing the PvP in a patch after the release of the game would be better for everyone.

“While we work on making sure PvP lives up to its full potential, we hope you’ll find some consolation in the fact that soon, you’ll be having a blast leveling characters, finding items, learning the classes, and perfecting builds…and that when the Arenas do arrive, you’ll be all the better prepared for battle,” he says. “When the PvP patch is ultimately ready, it will add multiple Arena maps with themed locations and layouts, PvP-centric achievements, and a matchmaking system that will help you and your team get into fairly matched games quickly and easily. We’ll also be adding a personal progression system that will reward you for successfully bashing in the other team’s skulls.”

Wilson says that they are “counting down the days until we’re ready to announce a release date” and it would be unfair to punish the gamers who want to enjoy the campaign or single/co-op content which he says is “just about complete”.

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