Expansion for last year’s controversial game announced.
Diablo III’s launch and subsequent post launch support period have been a bit of a debacle for Blizzard, as some stupid decisions aimed at maximizing revenue and profit, such as the inclusion of the Real Money Auction House, and the rebalancing of the entire game based around that, or the always online connection requirement (see also: SimCity) led to massive backlash against the game and a forum life less than a tenth of its predecessor’s.
With all that in mind, Blizzard has announced the first expansion for the game, Reaper of Souls, which might manage to fix some stuff with the game, and might even redeem the game in many fickle gamers’ eyes.
“From the beginning, Diablo has always been about the struggle between good and evil, and Reaper of Souls explores the darker notes of that conflict,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in a press release. “This expansion also represents a big milestone in the ongoing evolution of Diablo III, with key enhancements to the core gameplay, along with a new act to experience, a powerful new character class, tons of new loot, and even more end-game options. We think players will love playing Reaper of Souls, and we can’t wait to get it into their hands.”
So it looks like they are fixing some of the core functionality of the game. We’ll see.