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Submitted by Godchild1020 748d ago | news

Diablo III Running on Consoles at Blizzard

Blizzard has announced that Diablo III is currently running on consoles, though it hasn't yet been granted the status of an "official project".

Speaking to Polygon, Blizzard executive Rob Pardo explained that the team was testing to see how the game performed on unspecified consoles, which would in turn lead to official ports should it go well enough.

"We're still kind of exploring it," he explained. "We've got builds up and running on it. 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." (Diablo III, Next-Gen, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   748d ago
1 big pro if it does come to console's, no bots to ruin the entire gold economy like they did on pc.
Godchild1020  +   748d ago
I hope they keep the Auction house, so 360, PS3 and/or WiiU owners can make a money. Even if it does just do to our network wallets.

I'll just be happy to play the game on consoles.
Psychonaughty  +   748d ago
The AH ruined the game on pc so I hope not.
alien626  +   747d ago
Hopefully is for Vita also. i think D3 for Vita will be awesome
Bimkoblerutso  +   747d ago
Yeah, I hope to god they do away with the auction house AND the "always on" BS if they bring it over.

Blizzard keeps saying that they didn't tweak the drops in the game to facilitate the usage of their AH, but I still have my doubts. It is very, VERY time consuming to get through Inferno without resorting to the auction house at some point.
Daver  +   747d ago
The game is not even worth playing. Just move away and try to repair those mistakes with Diablo 4...
PurpHerbison  +   747d ago
You could also try Path Of Exile in the mean time.
Bimkoblerutso  +   747d ago
Or Torchlight 2, which really feels like more of a sequel to Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 ever did.
HappyCamper172  +   747d ago
Daver speaks the Truth.

I regret every penny paid for it.
DirtyLary  +   745d ago
1 Con will be using anything ranged. With analog controller sticks , exact aiming is going to be nasty. Better stick to aoe splash damage. Melee will do fine with this. I'm sure there will be bots. Especially on the xbox side of things.
Canary  +   748d ago
Not surprising. After being able to max it out w/ my old 4850, I remember checking out the lowest settings... while maybe not up to PS2 standards, on its lowest settings Diablo III certainly doesn't look like anything an original Xbox or Gamecube couldn't handle.

And, hell, apparently even an integrated Intel GPU can handle it.

Say what you will about Diablo III's myriad flaws, Bethesda really hit it out of the park in terms of optimization and hardware scaling.
Oschino1907  +   747d ago
"Say what you will about Diablo III's myriad flaws, Bethesda really hit it out of the park in terms of optimization and hardware scaling."

Psst, It's made by Blizzard not Bethesda....
Canary  +   747d ago
Whoops. Guess that came from spending the last few hours of the morning re-installing Skyrim and about 100 different mods.

Just be glad I didn't say Black Isle.

EDIT: and are people disagreeing with me because of the typo, or are there people (read: morons) actually disagree with my objectively true points?
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guitarded77  +   747d ago
We're disagreeing with you because of the typo. But it's funny as all hell, so we bubble you up for "funny".
Neonridr  +   747d ago
Game would be a natural fit on the Wii U with the gamepad.
adorie  +   747d ago
Seeing as how the gamepad is supposedly a battery hog, you'd be best to have 2 gamepads around, because lag spikes or a dead controller in the middle of an encounter will leave you with a repair bill or worse, if you're playing on Hard Core, a dead toon.
Neonridr  +   747d ago
I don't play games for more than 2-3 hours in a stretch, so I am fine for using the gamepad. There is a 3rd party battery coming out that supposedly will double the playtime of the gamepad.

As for lag spikes, they don't exist. The gamepad updates sometimes faster than the TV does. Latency is under 1/60th of a second.
SolidSystem  +   747d ago
you can charge and play.
gpturbo81  +   747d ago
@adorie how hard is it to plug in the fuckin ac adapter. whiner
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ozzywazzy  +   747d ago
The Auction House and bots murdered this game. It wasn't even good to begin with. Blizzard has adopted Activision's policies. Rushed half-assed game for maximum profit.
kostchtchie_  +   747d ago
game was already designed with console in mind anyway, the reason is sucked so badly on PC, just glad they keep the D2 battle realm alive, have just been playing D2 classic as normal, so thanks for that at least blizzard
Lord_Sloth  +   747d ago
It's always so easy to spot PC elitists.
kostchtchie_  +   744d ago
no i own ps3, and few handhelds mate, fact is d3 was already designed with console in mind, look at d2 then look back at d3, when i said it sucked i did not mean because of the consoles, but the way they designed the game and game play, sorry if i come across hating on console, that was not my intention
shackdaddy  +   747d ago
Nah. Blizzard ruined D3 by themselves. Consoles had nothing to do with this one.
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kostchtchie_  +   744d ago
exactly shack
RFornillos4  +   747d ago
now let's just wait for Blizzard to announce it for Wii U. or better yet, Starcraft II U!
delboy  +   747d ago
If it's allways online required,then thanks but no thanks.
3-4-5  +   747d ago
Diablo 3 on console would SAVE Diablo 3 and it's failing reputation.

I would love to play it on 360.
CaitSith  +   747d ago
Do I have to be online at all times to play it?
josephayal  +   747d ago
No offense but
I don't see the appeal of just watching numbers go up, combats usually pretty boring as well (Microscopical Characters), I don't understand what drives people to even log in on a MMORPG?
WeedyOne  +   747d ago
Doesnt supprize me AT ALL. The game was practically already designed for consoles.

The whole UI of the game seems to have been made with consoles in mind.

RIP Diablo.... you used to be an AWESOME game. Sucks they made the sequal to the best games ever made so crappy.
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freezola75  +   747d ago
I was so stoked that Diablo 3 was rumored to be on consoles and then...

nothing happened. Where's D3 on my console?? Shucks....

Anyway, I maintain that I'd still love to see it show up on consoles at some point.

Also, someone noted that they'd like to see a Vita version... so would I. Peace
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Norrison  +   747d ago
D3 got ruined by the community, torchlight 2 all the way
Qrphe  +   747d ago
Not like I'd ever buy this, I've already played it to know I won't.
landog  +   747d ago
for ps4 and nextbox it could be really cool, that way it could retain the same visuals at a nice 1080p

torchlight 2 would be great on next gen consoles too, though that game could easily run on current consoles in 720p

either way, I love co-op action rpgs, torchlight 2 is an awesome game, as well as d3, be nice if more people got to play it!

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