If you’ve tried to play Diablo III recently, especially on launch day you may have seen or heard the trouble Blizzard has been having with it’s servers. While users took up arms to debate the merits of single-player versus DRM an announcement about one of the games other controversial features was overlooked.
Due to the server issues it’s been facing, Blizzard has decided to postpone the launch of the real money auction house to May 29th. It was originally supposed to come online this Tuesday the 22nd after a patch, but has been delayed exactly one week.
Blizzard has still been quite tight lipped over the server fiasco, and there are rumors that it was caused by some sort of denial of service attack, though that could have easily just been hundreds of thousands of anxious players trying to log in. If anything, they may just be trying to shore up security, as any issues with player’s real money might cause further turmoil in what has already been a shaky launch. Still, it will be interesting to see just how many players use the new system, and how much Blizzard will rake in from it.