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Blizzard promises Diablo III patches

Incoming next week
Fri May 25 2012, 14:10

GAMING FIRM Blizzard has promised to apply fixes to its Diablo III title after its launch was blighted with problems.

In the weeks since it was released Diablo III has sold in impressive numbers, but it has suffered from as much negative publicity as positive.

We've had warnings about security issues including account takeovers and the now infamous Error 37 login message, but Blizzard is hoping that this is all behind it, and next week it will issue the sticking plasters to cover its wounds.

"We'd like to address some of the ongoing concerns from the Diablo III community since the game went live last week, and go into more detail about how we plan to tackle some of the lingering post-launch issues so players can focus on what they want to be focused on -- playing Diablo III," says the firm in a blog post that introduces the updates that will follow earlier fixes.

"Moving forward, additional server maintenances will be required - and sometime next week, we plan to release a game update in the form of a patch that will further address client issues and apply additional bug fixes."

It is also investigating a way of restoring achievements that some players lost in the early part of playing the game. "While we don't have any concrete details to share with you just yet, we will have more information to share in the weeks ahead," adds the blog. "We appreciate everyone's patience as we work to improve stability and usability for all players."

Given the problems so far, the company has decided to delay the launch of its online real money auction house. Blizzard says that it needs more time to clean up some "existing general stability and gameplay issues". µ


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