The interweb is all atwitter after a tweet from Blizzard has revealed that Diablo III’s designers are in the process of doing away with skill trees.
Diablo: The skill system revision is in full force. Trees begone! I think it might be a winner. Jay says hi.
Recent publicly shown builds of the game featured a skill tree system almost identical to that found in World of Warcraft, which seemed logical. Blizzard has spent the better part of ten years refining the skill tree, and it’s become a cornerstone in their RPGs.
This is rather big news for the game, but what exactly does it portend?
Speculation has already started concerning what Blizzard will replace the system with, but my bigger question is how this will effect Diablo III’s release date.
Blizz is notorious for its oft delayed projects and the company has already confirmed that Diablo will not be released in 2010. Could we be looking at a realistic 2012 date here?
Time will tell, but that Crysis Back to the Future mod (link) might just come in handy!