Diablo 3 Expansion Confirmed by Blizzard
The studio is actually working on an add-on for the role-playing dungeon crawler
Blizzard has just posted its financial earnings and, after revealing that it’s sold over 10 million copies of Diablo 3, the studio confirmed that it’s planning an expansion for the game, although it’s way too early to talk about when it would be released.Diablo 3 came out back in May and it quickly broke sales records, managing to sell over 3.5 million units in its first 24 hours of availability.
Now, after quite a few months and many big patches aimed at giving players more things to do after completing the game’s different difficulty settings, Blizzard has revealed, as part of its financial earnings report alongside sister company Activision, that over 10 million units had been sold through different avenues, including the retail or digital ones.
“Year-to-date, Diablo 3 is the top-selling game overall based on enough meta, digital and retail sales in North America and Europe. Diablo 3 has sold already in excess of 10 million copies,” Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said about the game, via Joystiq.
This is definitely an achievement, especially since the game came out only on Blizzard traditional platforms – the PC and Mac – not on the more popular consoles, like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
Shortly after Kotick’s statement, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime told investors that the studio is, in fact, planning an expansion for Diablo 3, although it’s way too early to go into details or offer any sort of release date for the add-on.
“We do have an expansion planned for Diablo , I don't have any timeline to talk about. I think the most important thing for us always comes down to the quality of the expansion and the gameplay, so that will be a big factor in terms of driving our schedule.”
While it’s good to hear that Blizzard is already thinking about an expansion for the game, fans might not be so thrilled with it, as the studio has yet to deliver on some of its actual Diablo 3 promises, like the Player-versus-Player competitive mode.