Blizzard teases that Diablo 3 is running on consoles right now
As if Blizzard wasn’t already one big tease after another, Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo has once again dropped a hint that Diablo 3 may come to consoles one day. In a conversation with Polygon, Rob eludes to the face that Blizzard has “builds up and running on it [a console]. We're hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we're not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it's looking pretty cool”.
Why they are biding their time is anyone’s guess, but with a looming expansion pack and the continuous patching, they may be trying to get all their ducks in a row before entering the console market with this game. The fact that this is out there though does bring a few questions to mind regarding how the Auction House will work and whether or not you will need to have an Internet connection to play.
What would you g1s prefer? Parody across console and PC? Or a Diablo 3 “light” for consoles giving you story and co-op, but no real money AH or always on DRM?
Well, the first Diablo was also released on the original PlayStation. And other than the fact that you needed almost a whole memory card to save data, and a sometimes low framerate, it was decent.
Well yea I guess it could be called an RPG, but it uses RTS elements. My point is Diablo 3 would be bad on consoles because there is no mouse & keyboard, which Diablo 3 players need.
O_O Well damn, I've been out of the loop it seems. There's more then I thought lol
*I meant Dust 514 not planetside^^ have cross platform with Eve online.
Yes, it happens somethimes, Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3 had it, Counter strike GO on PS3 have it, Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus on PS2 had it Dust 514 on PS3 have it, pluss some other games, it is rear but it happens, its a shame not many other developers have this enabeled, but i guess its because Sony and Microsoft wants to sell a lot of PS3 controllers and sutch.
You can play games on consoles with a keyboard and mouse? Has that ever happened? That'd be cool.
Diablo isn't even an RTS game.
Screw it, just bring Diablo II to XBLA and I'll be happy :)
That would be a horrible idea. No RTS game should be played on a console.
Hmmmm, I can see the appeal of a console version. However my laptop is just good enough to run it at an acceptible frame-rate, and personally I'd rather have the Auction House at the sacrifice of a few polygons, as compared to a console version without some of the features
No real money AH and always on DRM? Sounds like the console version is the one to get.
Portal 2 had cross platform PS3-PC, Shadowrun xbox-PC, Planetside on ps3 plays with eve online on PC, Skullgirl will have ps3-PC cross platform play, when it releases on PC. Hero academy have cross platform PC-iOS. And i think Dungeon defenders had cross lay before, not sure how it is now. Counter strike go, was supose to have it, but it got canceled cos of the cost of patching the PS3 version all the time.
It is rear, but it does happens, but i guess a blissard game will be more likely to have sutch a future, at least if you are able to play diablo 3 with keyboard and mouse.
Portal 2 on PS3 could play with Steam players on PC.
Diablo 1 on PS1 is one of my all time favorite games, and my PC is shit and cannot run Diablo 3, so bring it to PS3 and I will buy it.
That would be cool. Has a game ever done that? I'm legit curious now lol
Cool, but i hope its cross platform PS3-PC at least.
Everyone deserves to have their dreams smashed into little, itty, bitty pieces. When this comes out for consoles I look forward to everyone claiming betrayal. On a little tangent, no skill trees... really?