In a recent post to the Diablo III forums, Game Director Jay Wilson sent a message to fans about the state of the game and that a release date would be coming in the Ânear futureÂ, which seemed to be carefully worded to avoid saying coming soon, something that Blizzard has become notorious for.
We think you're going to love Diablo III when it's released, and speaking of release plans, you can seriously expect a launch-date announcement from us in the near future. See, I didnÂt say Âsoon,Â so IÂm not taunting you. ;) YouÂll know as soon as I know for sure the exact date.
Wilson also touched on the current state of the beta and in-house build for the game.
As those of you in the beta have seen, the game is in good shape. Actually, I should say that the beta version of the game is in good shape. The latest full build we've been testing here in the office is in great shape.Â
While we still have no solid release date, the gameÂs development seems to be progressing well judging by WilsonÂs statements, so perhaps a solid date will be Âcoming soon.Â
Source: Diablo III Forums