Diablo 3’s highly anticipated PvP or multiplayer deathmatch has been cancelled by Blizzard. Its not all bad news as Blizzard will add a patch for dueling support while they figure out this mess. More details below.
Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson, has informed users on the official blog that team deathmatch just didn’t work.
“In continuing to develop this mode, playtest it, and put it in front of other developers within the company, we’ve found that it falls short of our expectations for a high-quality Blizzard experience,” he said
Jay also explained that the team didn’t feel team deathmatch will add long term appeal to the game saying,
“Most of our testers didn’t feel like it was something they’d want to do beyond a few hours. Without more varied objectives, or very lucrative rewards, few saw our current iteration as something they’d want spend a lot of time in.”
Blizzard also had a hard time finding a balance between each class in PvP play. The game was originally designed for PvE, but the team learned invaluable information from all their testing.
“But at this point we don’t believe it’s the experience we feel it needs to be in order to ship, so we will be shelving it for now and exploring other options.”
While Blizzard won’t be giving us PvP, they are working on something else for the fans. There is dueling support in the short term with patch 1.0.7.
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