Submitted by MaideninBlack 1009d ago | news

Diablo III On PS3 To Be Playable At PAX East, First Screenshots Revealed

Following its formal announcement for the PS3 and PS4, Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that Diablo III will be playable for the first time on the PlayStation 3 at this year’s PAX East next month. (Diablo III, PS3, PS4)

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Trenta27  +   1009d ago
Oh look. A game I already played months ago. What should have happened is Blizzard announcing a new IP exclusive to it. One can dream, right?
user9841288  +   1009d ago
I know d3 on consoles and split screen... psh only folks with friends would care about useless crap like that! ;)
Moncole  +   1009d ago
They announce their games at Blizzcon.

You dont need a powerful PC to run Diablo 3, so I dont know why people are making a big deal.
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Oschino1907  +   1009d ago
How's that local 4 player co-op working out for you on PC?
Moncole  +   1009d ago
You can set up a party with three close friends and you all play together on different screens when everyone uses there own PC. Why would I want to share a screen with somone on an ARPG? Its a lan party but you use internet instead.
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Oschino1907  +   1009d ago
Some of you PC guys really just don't get it do you?

It's what makes it all the more astounding that people like you and many others in this thread even bother to show up in a console article or make articles about consoles. It's beyond clear that you don't understand jack about what makes consoles popular and are way too close minded to even make an effort to see it from anyone elses view.

Gamers from all backgrounds cringe when they here things ignorant "elitist" have to say no matter the platform they favor.
Think more about why it may work well for OTHERS and not why it means nothing to YOU. Thinking that way could work you wonders throughout life...
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TopDudeMan  +   1009d ago
Have you ever played diablo?

Who on earth would want to share a screen with 3 other people in that game? You wouldn't be able to walk very far if it was all on one screen and if they split the screen you wouldn't be able to see anything.
ZeroX9876  +   1009d ago

um me. I don't mind sharing my screen with some of my friends. you can still play 2 player splitscreen too and get a decent amount of view.

I got a 50 inch HDTV compared to my 24 inch pc screen, I think my tv can handle at least 2 player split, something my pC can't do ( not that I don't have the hardware to do it :D!)

PC fans has this game since a while(including me). So instead of saying negative things about something you obviously doesn't even care, go on a PC article and go whine over there alright?
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TopDudeMan  +   1009d ago

What am I whining about?

I'm simply pointing out a bad idea when I hear one.

In online co-op games you tend to realise that if you were all sharing the same screen, the game would be very difficult to play. Here's why:

1) So everyone has an inventory - that will take a up a lot of the screen.

2) Everyone will have their own menus so they can customise skills etc which will also take up space.

3) People split up in the game naturally due to playing different classes ie ranged, tank etc.

4) Packs split players up all the time using knockback, electrified, arcane, desecrator, vortex etc.

5)Loot - okay, I'm not sure how this is going to work, but I imagine everyone will still have their own loot and that would also be chaotic having all of that displayed on one screen.

6) Ubers- usually the tactic for ubers is to have one player (usually a barb) draw the attention of one boss while the other players attack the other. Now, how is this going to work if you're limited to a small section of the screen?

As I said. If they split the screen, everything would be minuscule. And if they had to share it, it just wouldn't work.

Bear in mind, not everyone has a 50" tv, so blizzard will have to cater to those who have slightly smaller TVs.
StrongMan  +   1009d ago
Wow! Sony stole Destiny from MS(MS had one year of timed exclusivity) and now Sony stole Diablo 3 from PC. Sony is unstoppable!
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ZeroX9876  +   1009d ago
no need for fanboyism my friend. I"m sure destiny will be just as awesome on xbox as on playstation. try to be happy with what you get for once.
They announced exclusive stuff for Playstation (could be killzone themed armor!), but why shouldn't be exclusive content for Xbox too? like a halo themed guns, gear, etc.

It's making me laugh. For how long playstation fans have denied bungie's talent, just because they were exclusive to Xbox. I'm happy to see another great dev coming to the playstation franchise and I'll be buying it on PS4 for sure! just love the dualshock 4, the DS3 was way too small for my hands. back in the days when I was younger, it was alright, but I needed an upgrade and Sony, for what they showed, did a great job!
Kevlar009  +   1009d ago
I was a little underwhelmed when Diablo 3 was the game introduced. Can already play it on a PC, host to a bunch of lengevity problems, may not play as well as a PC (though all this could change).

Honestly for games like Destiny and Watch Dogs I was more interested in watching general footage than PS4 specifics. The more intersting aspect of the Blizzard section is what kind of exclusives will be born from the partnership, we shouldn't be too harsh on Diablo 3 (just a filler, like Wind Waker HD).
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vanethe  +   1009d ago
didnt play it on PC wont play on ps3..
Donnieboi  +   1009d ago
Don't care.
NeoTribe  +   1009d ago
Than why are you in this article? Back to your hole with you.
sithsylar  +   1009d ago
I would love to know will you be able to play this in OFFLINE mode.... Like seriously its what is holding me back from playing d3 again. 300+ pings no thanks
R_aVe_N  +   1009d ago
They can keep this turd of a game on PC if you ask me. It is horrid. If they wanted to make a game for Consoles they could have just finished Starcraft Ghost although that game did look horrible lol
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Dasteru  +   1009d ago
Agreed and i'm an 8 year vet of D2.

D3 is more like World of Diablo, they hacked and chopped away everything that made D2 great and replaced it with this typing for toddlers WoW inspired garbage.

Then to add insult to injury they added that dreaded RMAH, turning it into a hive for gold farmers and people who have no interest in gaming, only playing it to make easy money.

No manual stat dist
Horrible everything for nothing style skill system
Healing Orbs
Ports at the start of every dungeon floor
No open PVP (one of the most loved parts of D2 and why it had so much replayability)

Just another casual no skill required WoW clone.
markbob  +   1008d ago
They added in PVP in patch 1.07
-MD-  +   1009d ago
Game is pretty terrible but Sony bros might enjoy it.
RTheRebel  +   1009d ago
yep game is crap
i hope they can bring torchlight 2 to ps4 that would be awesome =)
Dasteru  +   1009d ago
+1. It has its share of problems, open servers being the main one.

But once you download a few basic mods (DirectX post-processing & DarkUI) to get rid of some of the color. Its a much better game overall than D3.

TL2 on PS3/PS4 with closed servers would be great.
sithsylar  +   1009d ago
100% agree about torchlight 2 i spent like 200+ hours on that sucker and its way way better then diablo 3.... It really is such a shame diablo 2 got me through highschool the memories arghh.
leemo19  +   1009d ago
Was expecting a new ip but Diablo 3 I guess will do. Haven't played Diablo 3 since after the 2nd patch. Blizzard lost their way in some ways with Diablo 3.
Dasteru  +   1009d ago
Most of the dev team from D2 is working for Runic now, Blizzard is only Blizzard by name at this point.

And being owned by Acticrap doesn't help.
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pennywhyz  +   1009d ago
If it was torchlite 2 instead of diablo i would ve been more excited.
Drekken  +   1009d ago
Path of Exile puts both of these games to shame.
Dasteru  +   1009d ago
No manual stat dist

overly complex/confusing FF10-esque skill system

Guild wars style closed zones, no ability to play with others outside of town without being in a party with them.

The worst merchant system/economy of any MMO ever made, no real currency, trading everything for useless junk and id scrolls that take up invin space.

Decent combat system but with all the flaws

Thanks but no thanks

TL2 is much better.
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sourav93  +   1009d ago
To be honest, when I saw that Blizzard logo, for some reason I thought they were bringing WoW to the PS4. Haha I know that's a stupid thought. But normally when I see Blizzard, I immediately think WoW. Keep in mind that I've never played a single WoW game. Anyways, With Diablo 3 being on a console platform, I might pick it up. I tried Diablo 3 on PC, but it reminded me of a very fancy, AAA version of runescape. I know, I know, that's an insult to Blizzard. But I'm not trying to demean the game or anything. I like have control of my character's movement instead of clicking where they should go. That's one thing that always slightly put me off getting Diablo 3.

Nonetheless, I've heard that a lot of people enjoy the game and it's great news now that more people get to enjoy it since it's releasing on multiple platforms.
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BlaqMagiq24  +   1009d ago
To be honest I would rather have seen Starcraft II coming to PS3/PS4. That would have me fork over money instantly. But for those excited about D3 coming more power to them!
CYBERHATER  +   1009d ago
Since Diablo 3 is always online, It makes me wonder what the PS4's is going to do about that.
Studio-YaMi  +   1009d ago
Diablo 3 might not be that great successor you wanted to have after Diablo 2(finished Diablo 3 for 2 times on my PC) but seeing it expand to consoles is a cool thing nonoftheless.

I remember playing Diablo on the PS1 back in the day!
madjedi  +   1009d ago
Sorry i was interested in d3 prior to launch, for the ps3 and browsed the pc forums often, maybe @ $20 or 30, but anyone expecting a d2 experience on consoles isn't going to be happy.

Sony make a new champions of norrath game, sacred 2 and lotr war in the north, are 2 of the few good dungeon crawlers released this gen.

I think word of this game, has already spread to console gamers and it isn't the comments that encourage sales.
maawdawg  +   1009d ago
I will be at PAX East again this year, and definitely not waiting in line for that. Hopefully it has a giant 2-3 hour line and lots of people sit in it and not in lines for games that are actually interesting and that I want to try.
HexxedAvenger  +   1008d ago
When I saw the Blizzard logo 3 things came to mind. 1: They were going to put WoW on the PS3/PS4 since they caan do MMOs. 2: They were bringing back Starcraft Ghost, lol dead but not forgotten in my eyes. 3: New IP for Sony. I never really expected Diablo 3. But then again it was rumored about a console version. I have it on the PC. Haven't touched it since I beat it. I hope they changed somethings with it. I'm interested in seeing how it ports over.
BLow  +   1008d ago
Here's a thought. There are probably millions of people out there who don't game on PC and has never played Diablo. I'm one of those people. This is for those people. Don't just think about yourself and your experience. I for one can't wait too check it out because I don't have any history with the series. Who know I might enjoy this turd of a game and REALLY that all that matters.

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