Blizzard has today revealed via a press release and announcement on the battle.net website, that the Starter Edition of Diablo III is now available to all for free, and no longer requires a disk to be installed.
The Starter Edition of Diablo III allows players to progress to Skeleton King boss in Act I, and advance all the way to level 13, without having to purchase a copy of Diablo III.
If you are considering giving Diablo III a go the Starter Edition is available to obtain in the following ways:
– Log in to your existing Battle.net account at http://www.battle.net, and sign up for the Diablo III Starter Edition through the “Your Game Accounts” section.
– Create a new Battle.net account here and the Diablo III Starter Edition license will be added to your account automatically.
– Grab the Diablo III game disc from a friend, install the game, and then log in with your Battle.net account. The Diablo III Starter Edition will be added to your account automatically.
If after playing the Starter Edition of Diablo III you decide to purchase the full retail copy of the game, your progress will be kept intact, during the upgrade and purchase.