Diablo 3 to feature real money transactions (RMT)
Blizzard announced at a press event yesterday that upcoming Diablo 3 will feature a Battle.Net based auction house that will allow for both in-game gold and real currency based transactions, including allowing players to sell gold for real money. Diablofans.com has a write up of the entire event, including transcripts of interviews with the game's director, Jay Wilson.
Other reveals which are sure to surprise prospective players are that Diablo 3 will not have an offline mode, and Blizzard are planning to expressly prohibit all mods. From a studio that has traditionally been so welcoming to mods of previous games such as the Starcraft and Warcraft series, this is quite a turn around.