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Monday, 21 November 2011 10:28

Blizzard all in on Diablo 3 for consoles

Written by David Stellmack



A first for the PC centric company


Blizzard is all in on Diablo 3 for consoles, according to recent reports coming from the developer. A console version of a Blizzard title is a first for the PC centric developer and Blizzard has never invested in console development to the degree that they have committed to for Diablo 3, according to Jay Wilson, Diablo 3 Game Director at Blizzard.

While Blizzard has not been afraid to talk about the console version of Diablo 3 (which is believed to be in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), currently the developer has yet to officially confirm the announcement of the console version or when it might be released. This is apparently due to the fact that the studio is still in exploring mode and that they don’t want a Diablo 3 port from the PC version.

Still, many are skeptical that Blizzard will release a console version of Diablo 3. Wilson seems to understand that people are skeptical and perhaps they should be, given that Blizzard has never developed a console title before. The developer has expectations that they want to deliver a title that looks and feels like it was developed for consoles from the ground up, which could prove to be a tall order.

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+3 #1 Chevron 2011-11-21 11:52
All Activision's fault.
 
 
0 #2 youserzero 2011-11-21 12:37
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Wilson seems to understand that people are skeptical and perhaps they should be, given that Blizzard has never developed a console title before.


I remember playing Rock n Roll Racing back in the Genesis/SNES days and it was a Blizzard title.
 
 
0 #3 bloody 2011-11-21 14:08
Quoting youserzero:
Quote:
Wilson seems to understand that people are skeptical and perhaps they should be, given that Blizzard has never developed a console title before.


I remember playing Rock n Roll Racing back in the Genesis/SNES days and it was a Blizzard title.


Oolaf's dominating the race!
 
 
0 #4 STRESS 2011-11-21 14:21
I can't really see a problem here. Diablo's controls are very very simple. The gameplay is very very simple. Of all their titles this should be the most easiest to bring on console.
 
 
0 #5 Bors Mistral 2011-11-21 15:23
The first Diablo was available on PlayStation in 1998. It was a bloody mess of a port.

Shouldn't be too much of a problem for Diablo III to come out on console though, with not the most suitable for it controls or not. Torchlight did pretty damn well after all.
 
 
0 #6 spigzone 2011-11-21 18:08
Oh wow, a 5? 8? 10? year in the making top down dungeon crawler in the age of Skyrim.

Be still my beating heart ...
 
 
0 #7 Yournotme 2011-11-21 20:34
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A console version of a Blizzard title is a first for the PC centric developer


Thats not true. They made starcraft 64. Now you can argue that it was a port for the pc game but if you ever played starcraft 64 they did an amazing job with how the game played and the controls. If I still had an N64 I would go out and buy this game again it was fun and worked very well.
 

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