Submitted by Root 1009d ago | opinion piece

Diablo III Fans Are Not Reacting Well To The Game’s PS4 Announcement

One of the surprises at tonight's PlayStation 4 reveal was the announcement that Blizzard's previously PC-only Diablo III will be coming to both PS4 and PS3.

This has led plenty of disgruntled Diablo III players to make themselves heard on Blizzard's official forums. While many simply voice disappointment about seeing a PC-exclusive ported to console, user SmashCrunch articulates a broader, more astute gripe: That it's entirely possible that Diablo III was built for consoles from the start. (Blizzard, PC, PS4)

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Trenta27  +   1009d ago
It being made for consoles was all I thought of when I played D3 launch day. It made me sad.
piroh  +   1008d ago
you should be happy Diablo 3 is coming to PlayStation
more platforms = bigger profits. in the end, money talks
Korix  +   1008d ago
Is it a good thing that Blizzard earns more money to make more games just like D3, that everyone hates?
Blizzard needs to lose money to become more humble - to make games, not because of a greed for money, but because of a passion for games. Something they haven't had in many years now, because of successful they've been economically.
cyborg47  +   1008d ago
With the kind of fanbase they have, Blizzard doesn't even need to go multiplatform to survive, not that they shouldn't but they're doing fine as a PC exclusive developer.
Christopher  +   1008d ago
Actually, I'm unhappy abut D3 coming to consoles. That means they will sell more and give Blizzard more reason to create similar games built on the same basic gameplay concepts and using the same 'market' system.

Two things I really didn't like about D3 was the change in skills to be 'dumbed down' and their focus on a market system wherein they controlled what dropped so as to encourage people to use the market to use real money to buy what they didn't have.
Muerte2494  +   1008d ago
I think i mentioned...
this in a previous article. PC developers eventually head to consoles. there is just way more money to be had. PC games tend to cost around 30-40 bucks. If you come over to consoles, games are costing 60 bucks with a fraction of piracy that pc has.

OT: The Watch Dogs demo may have been running on a PC, but it was a ps4 devkit
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1008d ago
I play on pc also and meh. I like torchlight better.
piroh  +   1008d ago
"...Blizzard doesn't even need to go multiplatform to survive, not that they shouldn't but they're doing fine as a PC exclusive developer"

well, if you don´t mind of diablo 10-year development period
Mariusmssj  +   1008d ago
I would normally agree but Blizzard and Diablo are well known and among the best selling PC games.
Diablo 3 sold more than 3.5 million copies in its first 24 hours which makes it the fastest-selling PC game of all time. And in November last year it topped 10 million PC sales.

They compromised Diablio 3 every Diablio fan knows it
da_2pacalypse  +   1008d ago
It's quite obvious that D3's streamlined game design was made for consoles. These design choice ultimately led to the game having a shallow gameplay for me.

But maybe console players will like it better.
Information Minister  +   1008d ago
LIAR!!! No one played Diablo III on launch day! /s
MRMagoo123  +   1008d ago
Lol the thing is they didnt so there was no need for the /s cos noone could log on for days. I dont think blizz cares much about what the pc fans want considering it doesnt matter what blizz do the "fans" complain about it, take wow for example.
Guwapo77  +   1008d ago
TBH, who gives a damn? That game sucks and won't survive on a console...
ThatXboxGuy   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
Narutone66   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
smashcrashbash   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Blackdeath_663  +   1009d ago
i understand all the people who were bitching about diablo3 at launch and the problems the game had and i think in some cases its justified but bitching about a game going to another platform i don't quite understand.
SonyNGP  +   1009d ago
Fanboy mentality. One camp loses an exclusive, the other gloats/brags/trolls to fuel the fire, which leads to senseless bickering and pathetic children crying and insulting one another over video games. It's really sad.

As for Diablo 3, I really don't think this game is worth crying over.
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Dlacy13g  +   1009d ago
Boo Hoo... get over it and play your game already out.
JoGam  +   1009d ago
Exactly. Stop Whining. Gaming should be shared.
Scenarist  +   1008d ago
i was mad at the diablo 3 coming to ps4 for various reasons...

but your comment made all that not matter....

Letros  +   1009d ago
lol you guys have no idea how broken this game is, hopefully they fix it before release
deathsarm  +   1009d ago
i own a pc and ps3 and i will get a ps4 to be honest i was happy that blizzard will support sony
Seafort  +   1009d ago
Diablo 3 isn't that good. I bought it on PC at launch and was quite disappointed how repetitive and boring it was after a week or 2. Compared to Diablo 2 which i played for months at a time.

So not too bothered about the console version as I've been there, done that :)
modesign   1009d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
sagapo  +   1009d ago
True Letros, D3 is nothing like D2 imo. Been playing Path of Exile instead...

On topic, I hardly care which game comes one which platform, I just have some preferences for certain games (like football, racing on console, shooters on PC...)
Christopher  +   1008d ago
Path of Exile. Now there's a game I'd love to see make it to a Next-Gen console.
kevnb  +   1009d ago
diablo was on playstation, stop being so negative internet...
Id like to point out most people dont care at all, but they dont go on forums to tell everyone they dont care because... well they just dont care.
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MadMen  +   1009d ago
Im not a fan of this dual release stuff - eithier put it on PS3 or PS4 not both, theres no incentive for me to go get a PS4 due to that.
baldulf  +   1009d ago
I dont really care for Diablo III. Haven't played it but many say it's a dull game not on par with the previous titles.
Gran Touring  +   1009d ago
??? I've put close to 100 hours into Diablo 3 on PC and I'm happy with the console announcement. I can't wait to try out the full-screen co-op; it'll take me back to the fun days of reeking havoc in Gauntlet Legends with 3 of my buddies
mydyingparadiselost  +   1009d ago
Um, this game was ALWAYS meant to go to consoles. Seriously, if your going to write an article research the damn thing...
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clintagious650  +   1009d ago
I dont see why blizzard & any other pc only devs wouldnt want to also support the ps4 & the nextbox especially since the specs are closer to pc specs and would be easier ports, they can make more money.
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first1NFANTRY   1008d ago | Trolling | show
clintagious650  +   1008d ago
I will say dcuo needs to get the eff off the ps3 & go to the ps4 because i love that game but the loading times suck.
majedx9  +   1008d ago
buy Diablo 3 and get Diablo 2,1 for free XD
ThatEnglishDude  +   1008d ago
We're really arguing about Diablo III? Wow.
nix  +   1008d ago
when i found out that the game requires you to be-online-all-the-time... i didn't buy it. now that it's getting ported to PS3/4.... i still won't. if the game ain't as great as Diablo 2, it's not worth it. money simply doesn't grow on trees, you know.
stragomccloud  +   1008d ago
It's great that console gamers can enjoy a good game. Share the love!
a_adji  +   1008d ago
Oh it's the Bayonetta syndrome all over again but at least this rant is from people who actually buy and play the games, unlike some.
Ron_Danger  +   1008d ago
So that's what that river of tears was from that was holding up traffic on my way to work this morning
Quadraxis  +   1008d ago
I honestly don't even care, I can't recommend Diablo 3 to any console players.
cyborg47  +   1008d ago
Wait a minute, PC gamers didn't complain when Witcher 2 was ported to 360 or Witcher 3 going multiplat, lot of them supported it and were happy that console gamers could get their hand on the game. The Diablo fans aren't pissed that the game is going to be ported to the consoles, but because the original PC game was dumbed down for the future console release. Read the article ffs.
Hassassin  +   1008d ago
finally someone gets it!! (took 28 comments :S)
bubbs to you sir.
MRMagoo123  +   1008d ago
dumbed down lol, you have played the other diablos right? there is nothing to be dumbed down the game is simple as simple can be from the first diablo to this one. If you think diablo 1 or 2 needed some kind of thought to play you are thicker than i thought.
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ShadowKingx  +   1008d ago
Think there mad now, just wait until blizzard starts to release WoW on consoles, the day will come when that happens.

Maybe not soon but D3 just shows you that Blizzard is interested in putting more of there games on consoles.

Blizzard is interested in making more money just like any other business does specailly if its capable of running on it.
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Saryk  +   1008d ago
Why not? I would love to see WoW on the PS4 and it should be a reality!
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