Controversial new features revealed for Diablo III

Blizzard’s forthcoming action RPG will be online-only and will include a real-world currency auction house. Blizzard will take fixed flat fees for listings and sales, though players will get a number of free listings each week. “It came from the standpoint of watching the players from Diablo II and WOW and seeing there was a demand for this, and that was something players wanted,” explains game director Jay Wilson. “If they want it so bad that they’re willing to leave the game, go to some other website, risk being banned, risk credit card fraud, account compromise – that’s a lot of risk, and that means that’s a lot of demand that players have.” For a full explanation by Blizzard game design lead Rob Pardo and Wilson, read our feature at the link below.