Diablo 3's real-money auction house delayed again

Blizzard makes decision "in light of post-launch obstacles"

The launch of Diablo 3's real-money auction house has been delayed again.


It was initially expected to launch on May 22, then May 29, but will now miss this month entirely.

"In light of the post-launch obstacles we've encountered, we have made the decision to move the launch of the real-money auction house beyond the previously estimated May time frame," Blizzard said on the Diablo forums.

"As we mentioned in our original announcement, our goal has always been to ensure everyone has the smoothest experience possible when the real-money auction house launches, and we need a bit more time to iron out the existing general stability and gameplay issues before that feature goes live.

"While we don't have a new launch date to share just yet, we'll have more information soon."

Blizzard also issued a lengthy statement addressing a number of post-launch issues players have encountered with Diablo 3, most notably the hacking of user accounts.

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