Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Paul Arroyo
Blizzard Closing Diablo III Auction Houses Next Year
In a video released today on the official Diablo YouTube channel, John Height (Production Designer) and Josh Mosqueira (Game Director) for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls revealed that on March 18, 2014 both the Auction House and real-money Auction House will be put out of commission. One of the reasons for doing so were in direct correlation to the loot system that has been an integral part of what makes a Diablo game so entertaining. Having such easy means of acquiring loot nullified much of the entertainment value.
Source: Official Diablo YouTube Channel