If you're following BlizzCon news this week, there's only a 1% chance that you've never been a World of Warcraft? subscriber. Or maybe you simply hit the level cap and took a break. Regardless, if you've had an inactive account or simply haven't tried the world's most popular MMO yet, there's an incentive for you to get back in the game.

As announced at BlizzCon 2011, Diablo III is free -- if you hold the newly revealed WoW Annual Pass. It's a smart move by the company and an easy sell for people who already spend a lot of time with Blizzard's games. Of course, the pass locks you in for a 12-month renewable membership, so you month-to-month gamers had better shed those commitment issues.

WoW Insider has the fine details:

In addition to getting full access Diablo 3 to download and play for free the same day it's released, Blizzard is throwing in a few goodies for anyone who signs up for the annual pass. For one, you'll get the in-game World of Warcraft mount, Tyrael's Charger. You will also gain access to the beta of the next World of Warcraft expansion as soon as it goes live. For more information, check out the official Annual Pass Promotion Page.

Definitely great news for Diablo fans, even though there's no hint of a release date yet.

[Source: Twitter, WoW Insider]