Almost two years after its release, Blizzard has announced that Diablo III will be getting local servers here in Australia.
"We’ve listened to community feedback and set a goal of improving the game experience for Diablo players in Australia and New Zealand," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. "By deploying local game servers to the region in time for the release of Reaper of Souls, we aim to make slaying demons more fun—for the heroes, at least. Malthael’s in for a world of hurt."
The servers were put in place in preparation for the release of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, which is released 25 March. They are available now and are being hosted in a data centre located in Sydney.
Does this mean Blizzard is committing to local servers for all its titles? Not exactly, but Blizzard did state the following.
"Blizzard Entertainment is committed to providing our players around the world with the best possible experiences," claimed Blizzard. "We will continue to explore optimal server solutions for all of our franchises in each region."