Diablo III fans have been waiting patiently for some kind of player-vs-player multiplayer online mode for the popular fantasy action-RPG. Today, the word came down from the game's developer Blizzard that one of the promised PvP modes, Team Deathmatch, would not be released after all.
In a post on the game's official website, Blizzard said one of the reasons for ditching it was that it just didn't offer players who tested Team Deathmatch enough of an experience. It stated:
Simply fighting each other with no other objectives or choices to make gets old relatively quickly. We've brought a lot of people in to try out Team Deathmatch and, while some found it entertaining, most of our testers didn't feel like it was something they'd want to do beyond a few hours.
So it's basically back to square one for a replacement for Team Deathmatch for Diablo III. Blizzard says they want a PvP mode that will " ... play up to the strengths of the character classes, focus on objectives beyond just defeating other players, and possibly even integrate PvE elements and rewards."
Blizzard still plans to release a multiplayer duel mode for the game and it will be released sometime in 2013, around the time it will launch the next patch for the game. More details about the duel mode will be released later.
Source: Diablo III website | Image via Blizzard