Diablo II: Lord of Destruction in Closed Beta
12:08 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
A note posted late last night on Blue's News indicates that the expansion pack Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is now in closed beta testing, and those who have been selected as testers will be receiving their copies in the next few days. As with previous Blizzard titles, there will most likely be no Mac beta test, as the purpose of this test is to troubleshoot client-server interaction; any bug and gameplay fixes can be easily rolled into the Mac version later. However the news that the title has hit this late beta stage is good for anyone anticipating this title, as it means the game can't be terribly far from release.
To celebrate this upcoming release Blizzard has been practically flooding their own web site with new screen shots from the game, taken in the new 800x600 resolution option and then reduced in size for the Web. The shots highlight new areas of the game as well as new class-specific magical items, so if you haven't checked out their page in the last week be sure to pay it a visit.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
In related news, we have been having e-mail discussions with Blizzard staff over whether their titles will be Carbonized for Mac OS X. One staff member did confirm that a Carbon version of Diablo II is in development, but they do not have a projected release date as of yet; this may have to wait until the Mac version of Diablo II: LoD has shipped; this seems to indicate the LoD will not be Carbonized out-of-box either. In any case all you Diablo II fans can rest assured that development of this expansion is moving ahead on schedule, and a summer release date is almost assured.
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