The podcast goes over several topics but one brought up by production director Chris Sigaty deals with the game's release date. He states, "We were targeting three to five months for the beta, we're really at a three month period of time for the beta at this point. We are still targeting the first half of this year . . . " In fact if that three months hold up we are looking at a mid to late May 2010 release date. Blizzard also plans to release a big content patch near the end of the beta but the promised map editor might not be released before the beta ends.
In related news, Blizzard has released the first patch for the beta test. The patch has a number of unit balance changes along with a few bug fixes.
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