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Diablo III for Xbox 360 and PS3?

by Steven Williamson on 25 August 2009, 08:40

Tags: Diablo 3, Vivendi Universal Interactive (NYSE:VIV), PC, RPG

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Once again Blizzard Entertainment has hinted that it might bring its dark fantasy video game series, Diablo, to consoles at a later date.

The critically-acclaimed PC series is due for a third outing next year and Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams of Blizzard has confirmed that the company is talking to first parties regarding porting the action-rpg to consoles.

According to a tweet by GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley, "Sams of Blizzard says they haven't ruled out Diablo III for consoles -- and are currently talking to the first parties." Since Diablo III's announcement in 2008, a console port has been mentioned on several occasions, including by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime who said:

"I think there is a pretty good argument to be made that that type of game might work very well on consoles," he added. "There might be some technical limitations though that we might need to get past."

Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson has also suggested that Diablo III could arrive sometime after the PC version.

"If we did it, we would want to do a really high quality version--we wouldn't just want to do a port," Wilson said. "We would never make that decision if we thought we had to compromise the overall quality...we could probably do it at any time, we could release the game and then decide we wanted to do a 360 version or a PS3 version."

If Blizzard is now talking to first parties, it appears that the wheels are in motion. It seems like it's only a matter of time before we get confirmation of Diablo III on consoles as well as PC.

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I am not sure that would work very well. Mouse was great for Diablo type games. Or it may work okay.

I agree though, If they did it for consoles it would need to be more than a port.
Its a bad idea. Diablo has always been made for the PC. If Blizz try to put it on the 360 or PS3, they're gonna change the came mechanic and control systems to suit the consoles, rather than the PC.

I love Diablo, and was definately going to be getting III, but, if they decide to dumb it down for the console market, and release the same crap on the PC, I'm not gonna be happy, and I'd hope any other Diablo fan would say the same!
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Its a bad idea. Diablo has always been made for the PC. If Blizz try to put it on the 360 or PS3, they're gonna change the came mechanic and control systems to suit the consoles, rather than the PC.

I love Diablo, and was definately going to be getting III, but, if they decide to dumb it down for the console market, and release the same crap on the PC, I'm not gonna be happy, and I'd hope any other Diablo fan would say the same!

Hopefully not. In this case the PC version would be dumbed down for the console sometime after the PC release (heres hoping)