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Blizzard hits PS3 and PS4 with Diablo III

Blizzard hits PS3 and PS4 with Diablo III

Thu 21 Feb 2013 1:59am GMT / 8:59pm EST / 5:59pm PST

Blizzard's dungeon crawler is coming to PS3 and PS4

If you weren't one of the 12 million who have already picked up Diablo III for PC, you're in luck. At Sony's press event tonight, Blizzard Entertainment announced a "strategic partnership" with Sony to bring Diablo III to PlayStation 3 and the upcoming PlayStation 4.

Blizzard senior vice president of story and franchise development Chris Metzen revealed the game, saying that it was already running on the PlayStation 3 and "looks great". No in-game footage was shown.

Diablo III for consoles will include a four-player co-op mode for online and offline multiplayer. The game's user interface has also been revamped for its move to the PlayStation 4.

Diablo III will have a full debut at PAX East this March.

5 Comments

Andrew Watson Programmer

99 246 2.5
Do console controllers even have enough buttons to play D3?

Posted:A year ago

#1

James Prendergast Research Chemist

735 432 0.6
@ Andrew

Do console controllers even have enough buttons to play D3?

How many buttons does it take to buy something in the auction house?

/Cynical zing.

;)

Posted:A year ago

#2

Jeff Wayne Technical Architect

83 37 0.4
@Andrew I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they canned an early beta version of D3 in order to rework the controls so that they could be easily mapped to console controllers which led to an initial release delay.

Nice for console gamers to get a shot of this (if it floats their boat). The terrible addition that is the RMAH aside, D3 is now pretty good fun for a romp.

I wonder will they allow PC and PS4 users to game universally in multiplayer? Personally I hope they do - increasing the player pool in multiplayer is always a good thing.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jeff Wayne on 21st February 2013 6:51pm

Posted:A year ago

#3

Yiannis Koumoutzelis Founder & Creative Director, Neriad Games

363 207 0.6
as a Diablo3 player, i have this to say: i don't care much about playing with console gamers. they will be slow. all i need is to allow them in the RMAH :) we need n00bs with cash! :)

Posted:A year ago

#4

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,193 1,170 0.5
If you read the press release, it says that the controls have been reworked to fit controllers and there are some new elements added, so it's not like Blizzard is just slapping the PC game onto consoles and saying "have fun... maybe". It also seems that the game was designed from the beginning to get onto consoles at some point, as a few elements some PC gamers complained about seem like they were thought of as making it easier to do an enhanced port down the road...

Posted:A year ago

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