dark        

Diablo III Team Deathmatch shelved, will be replaced

0

Wasn't meeting quality expectations

It's taken a while for Blizzard to come out and say it, but here we go: Diablo III's Team Deatmatch will not be happening as originally intended. According to game director Jay Wilson, "... 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."

As such, the company "will be shelving it for now and exploring other options." Wilson explains that the team is "going back to the drawing board on a new replacement" for the mode, which will be free when released. Continuing, he says: "... we're going to first be looking at new modes that play up to the strengths of the character classes, focus on objectives beyond just defeating other players, and possibly even integrate PvE elements and rewards."

While that specific PvP mode is out, Diablo III players can expect to get dueling with the arrival of patch 1.0.7, due out next year. Blizzard will have specifics about the new feature soon.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Diablo III   (118)   From our database:

  • (Update) Blizzard might be sitting on a Diablo III amiibo announcement for BlizzCon - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III Switch is going to facilitate a lot of fun party sessions - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III branded Nintendo Switch bundle, possibly made in hell, will be available next month - Chris Moyse
  • (Update) Blizzard says it's a matter of 'when, not if' they implement Diablo III cross-platform play on consoles - Chris Carter
  • Diablo III rises on Switch this November - Peter Glagowski
  • You won't have to mess with any massive downloads when you pick up Diablo III physically on Switch - Chris Carter
  • It turns out you can piss off Zelda Cuccos even in the Diablo universe - Chris Carter
  • Great balls of fire: Diablo III is officially headed to the Switch, is Hearthstone next? - Chris Carter
  • Blizzard and Titan Comics team up for new Diablo comic book - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Blizzard #Canceled #Diablo #multiplayer #Patches #PC

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •