Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls Aiming For A January Preload Release
With the final game coming out in March.
Reaper Of Souls, the much anticipated expansion pack to Blizzard’s controversial Diablo III is targeted for a preload release later this month according to Stephany Johnson, a community manager on the Diablo III Forums. Gamers will be able to purchase and download all of the necessary content, meaning they will be able to play almost immediately upon the game’s release. Stephany’s post read:
“This download will begin automatically, meaning, you shouldn’t need to do anything special,” she said. “Similar to what we’ve done with other games, the pre-expansion patch (2.0.1) will contain all of the expansion data that’s on the normal disc. So, for players who don’t predownload, they’ll basically get everything that’s available whenever they patch up to 2.0.1.
“Expansion-only content like the Crusader, Act 5, and Adventure Mode won’t be playable until launch and only players who purchase Reaper of Souls will have access to them.”
Reaper of Souls will be available on Mac and PC as of March 25th at a price of $40, with the digital deluxe edition running $59.99.