Two posts from Blizzard for you, today.
First, this one, posted on March 9, 2012, by the Diablo 3 team:
We know a lot of you are looking forward to PvP, and we’ll be focusing our post-launch efforts on making sure the Arenas are as brutal, bloody, fast-paced, and awesome as we know they can be.
And, now, this one from yesterday:
[W]e are going back to the drawing board on a new replacement for Team Deathmatch, something that feels more appropriate for Diablo III.
Translation: No PvP for you.
Whether its always-on DRM (You remember Error 37, don’t you? Remember how much you wanted to play, but couldn’t?), the real-money auction house or promising PvP and not delivering, Diablo III has been a bit of a fail for Blizzard. Okay, it’s been a huge fail. Sure, it made booku bucks upfront off all those sales, but Blizzard hoped it would be an on-going cash cow with a solid player base. That didn’t happen. In fact, now, it’s hard to find anyone who’s still playing the game. Well, except for the Chinese gold farmer.
Maybe they’ll get it right with Diablo IV.