One thing game makers know only too well is just how beneficial the cinematic aspect of some titles can be just as awe-inspiring as the game itself, and Blizzard, the team behind the upcoming Diablo III, certainly have the balance down to a fine art.
Halo 4, so we hear, will be accompanied by a series of web episodes enticing the ardent gamer to part with their cash once the title releases this fall, and Diablo III’s latest television spot will do no harm to promotion and anticipation for the game, which is just over two weeks from hitting shelves.
Rather than showing off some cutting-egde gameplay, the trailer briefly touches on the story. This could be somewhat misleading to some who may presume the footage is of the actual game, and while Blizzard makes a habit of pulling games right out of the top drawer, the experience of playing is never a match for the accompanying cinematics.
Meanwhile, Diablo III’s lead software engineer, has stated that although the eagerly-awaited RPG could have been released much earlier than it’s May 15th date, it would not have lived up to the standard of what’s in store for the final version.
The game’s director Jay Wilson also noted of the pressures of holding out on consumers year-in, year-out to deliver the final product. While fans of the Diablo’s and the Halo’s seem to think developers, producers and publishers take some kind of perverse pleasure in keeping consumers waiting, it’s simply not the case. He noted that while he understands the frustration of gamers waiting three years between announcement and release, having spent six and a half years meticulously arranging every detail of Diablo III along with the team, refraining from releasing early to universal relief is very tough.
To be released on PC and Mac, analysts reckon the sought after title could sell five million copies in its first year, and those projections could be eclipsed significantly if the console version – rumored for a very long time now – ever reaches fruition. We’re taking a wild guess on the console version here, we really believe that it should see the light of day.
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