Blizzard has announced that the Diablo III beta will be terminated on the 1st of May in preparation of the game’s launch on the 15th of May.

“We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo III beta,” writes Blizzard on the Battle.net blog. “You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development.”

Players will be able to continue posting on the game’s official forums if they’ve pre-ordered Diablo III, if they own a copy of StarCraft II, or if they have an active World of Warcraft subscription.

Gameplanet’s extensive coverage of Diablo III can be found here.