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Friday, 11 February 2011 09:39

Diablo 3 for consoles still possible

Written by David Stellmack

Blizzard confirms that they are looking at it
CEO Mike Morhaime from Blizzard confirmed that they are still investigating and looking at the possibilities of bringing Diablo 3 to console systems. He is quoted as saying, “I think you could make an argument that a game like Diablo might play very well on a console.”

While we have had sources confirm to us previously that Blizzard was looking at the possible options of bringing Diablo 3 to the console market, Blizzard continues to be one developer that prefers the Windows and Mac market space due to the range of possibilities with these platforms. You don’t have those options with consoles.

One of the major concerns about bringing a Blizzard title to the console market is the release of patches and upgrades, as well as things such as expansion packs. Morhaime confirmed that Diablo might be the most fitting for a console release of all of the Blizzard titles.

Still, if a console version of Diablo 3 does arrive, don’t expect to see it released at the same time as the PC and Mac versions. The exploration of the possibilities of a Diablo title for the console market has no impact on the release of the PC and Mac versions, so it is a safe bet that it will arrive later; we believe it will be a lot later and will be different from the PC and Mac release of Diablo 3.

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+10 #1 MrScary 2011-02-11 11:21
I dont want a [censored]ing port os diablo III on my pc, it has allwaysd been a pc game, and waiting till the finish the pc and console version is sacrilge

[censored] xbox and ps3
+8 #2 Cartman 2011-02-11 11:42
Blizzard dont do this you have more than enough money from WoW dont ruin D3.
Too many fans are waiting this game consloe ports are not good...
Beside playing diablo without mouse and keyboard is pointless.
+13 #3 Konrad83 2011-02-11 12:28
Before everyone throws a tizzy, Diablo was actually fun on the Playstation. Some people just love being drama queens I guess.

Diablo III is still a PC title first and foremost and NOT a port from a console.
+2 #4 123s 2011-02-11 13:29
As long the pc version is first and dont get dumbed down for console, why not ?

Besides that, i am probably the only person left not caring about diablo at all ._.
+11 #5 eXistential 2011-02-11 14:56
My theory is based on no concrete evidence but I think that Activision Blizzard is putting a significant amount of resources to get this to the consoles.

I know that they will want to produce this game where they can the most money, which has always been their business plan.

Of course I don't want this happen because Diablo is a huge part of the PC culture. Having it on consoles would just ruin that. PC Gamers are having less games to be proud of owning without having that little thought of... "ohh another port".
But we all know Activision does not care.
+2 #6 Steve-O 2011-02-11 17:33
Activision only has four games AFAIK to be released in 2011 (MW3 being the only notable one).

Vivendi needs more cash streams, and I guess WoW just doesn't cut the mustard anymore.
+6 #7 TechHog 2011-02-12 03:11
How on Earth did any of you suddenly get it in your heads that this game, which has been in development for PC for years, would be a console port if they decide to make a console version at this stage? You guys are kinda paranoid. It's somewhat understandable, but seeing "console" and automatically panicking is just silly.

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