In an interview with The New York Times
, Diablo III
director, Jay Wilson, revealed that the game is indeed on the "home stretch" in terms of the final stages of development and that the team were "crunching". "This is when the magic happens," he added.
As many outlets continue to point out and we all know too well, none of this is indicative of an actual release date, nor an indication we'll see the game this year. But it's welcome news indeed. To be fair, Blizzard have a tendency to put together all assets from a project in the form of a functioning game, only to then sit on it for as long as need be for balancing, and there's no denying they're the best in the business at that.
So who knows, with Wilson talking to the New York Times about being on the "home stretch", the rest of us might learn a thing or two soon, too. Stay tuned for more as, or when and if, it becomes available.