Diablo 3 – History and Improvements
The Recent 2012 release of Diablo 3 has analysts projecting the game to ship about 3.5 million units this year.
“We think Diablo 3, which is releasing after a gap of 12 years since the launch of Diablo II, has the potential to sell more than 4 million units life-time. We note that Diablo II had sold 4M units by August 2001 or 14 months following its initial release in June 2010,” said Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee and as reported in GamesIndustry.biz.
The 2000 Diablo 2 release resulted in the sale of over 4 million units in its first 14 months and with the technology available today, the sequel is a much better game in regards to its graphics and performance.
The greatest aspects of Diablo 3 is how the game stays true to its original form. The games development company Blizzard has integrated new graphics, classes, characters, and modern online features into its newest title, but the overall gameplay remains.
An example can be seen through the game’s static isometric camera view. With modern games, camera views can be manipulated, zoomed, and pan according to the player’s wishes. But in Diablo 3, developers kept the same camera view in place as it has for past Diablo titles.
The game is a sequel to Diablo II and is a fantasy/horror-themed action role-playing game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III is the third series in the Diablo franchise featuring hack and slash and dungeon crawl genres.
Diablo 3 – What’s New?
For the first time in the game’s series, developers has come up with two versions of the auction house system which are gold-based auction house and real-money action house in Diablo II. In this auction house system, nominal transaction fee will be deducted from the seller if the item that has been put up on auction is sold.
Coming back after 12 years, developers with the auction house system maybe in order to win back their loyal gamers and attract new Diablo 3 gamers.
New in this version of the series, Diablo 3 has come up with two versions of the auction house system which are gold-based auction house and real-money action house. In this auction house system, nominal transaction fee will be deducted from the seller if the item that has been put up on auction is sold.
“Blizzard seems to think they’ve got a blockbuster on their hands, too. They’ve been advertising Diablo 3 like crazy on the web and on television. They’re planning to launch the game simultaneously in multiple countries on May 15th, with several midnight events to mark the occasion,” writes CinemaBlend.
Diablo 3 – Who’s Playing?
Diablo 3 was released on May 15 2012 in North America and Europe, and on June 7, 2012 in Latin American countries and Russia. Similar to the very popular SWTOR, Diablo 3 will be challenging and a guide is strongly suggested to maximize the gaming experience. Click the link for the best guide available Diablo 3 Hero. View a video demo here.