Submitted by kythlyn 956d ago | news

Diablo III for PS3/PS4 Will Not Support Cross-Platform Play with PC

In a post on Blizzard’s official Diablo III forum, Community Manager Vaeflare has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will not support cross-platform play with their PC counterpart.

Vaeflare also discussed the method of controlling the game for the console versions, putting to rest any hope of keyboard and mouse support. There are also no current plans for the PC version of Diablo III to support controllers either. (Diablo III, PC, PS3, PS4)

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DarkBlood  +   956d ago
ok so what about the ps4 and ps3 version will those be cross platform play with each other or seperate?

this is something thats starting to sound like i should wait till it drops in price a little bit like 40 or 30 dollars
Godchild1020  +   956d ago
My question is will there be a pass (online code) like the PC version to play this game on the PS3 or PS4.

I might get this for the PS4, but the price of the System will be the determining factor, since I have my first 3 titles I will getting for it at launch. It all comes down to, if the price of the System is 499 or less.
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sithsylar  +   956d ago
The Real important question will be is if you can play it offline or on the server because yeah if its on the server only im out...
classic200  +   956d ago
An article on gameinformer just release saying it supports offline play so I guess it will be a put bluray in and play kinda experience. so far the PC gamers are calling this a slap to the face because we are not going to get drm while PC will need it to play the game.
sithsylar  +   956d ago
Thanks for the info Classic200 and yeah it is a slap in the face for pc gamers....
thehitman  +   956d ago
from what i heard from d3 devs is that it will support offline co-op 4p and online as well No split-screen however so idk how they will do the 4p co-op thing w/o limiting map direction on each player by a certain radius of the cam zoom. Think they should put option of split or not think game could be decent for consoles but its sort of depressing news its not cross play with PC servers.
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Megaton  +   956d ago
You should skip it all together. Game sucked. Pester Runic Games to bring Torchlight 2 to PS3/4 instead.
adorie  +   956d ago
I'm going to have to support this comment fully.

This is coming from someone who's hit a brick wall with upgrades, on all 3 of my paragon 35+'s
sithsylar  +   956d ago
Yep i 100% agree 200+ hours of torchlight 2 says you are right!
Qrphe  +   956d ago
That'd be great news!
Rockefellow  +   956d ago
Source for what, Qrphe? Do you need a reading comprehension guide?
Virtual_Reality  +   956d ago
Diablo 3 is designed to be a console game.

I'm sure console players will enjoy a lot more D3 than PC Gamers.

Here's why:
Persistantthug  +   956d ago
I think Blizzard is full of themselves.
I Think that They think that because their game(s) are so "great" & popular on PC platforms, that console players are so desperate to play their LATE, and widely reported as being "overrated" game.

I think Blizzard is in for a rude awakening.
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aliengmr  +   956d ago
Not to mention their development cycles which are FAR too long relative to what they put out.

I really don't see 10 years of work in Diablo or Starcraft.
imtheman2013  +   956d ago
From fans, I've heard bad things about Diablo III. Despite the general praise from critics... I don't know what to believe!! It's making the decision of whether to get this or not with a PS4 difficult.
platformmaster918  +   956d ago
I wouldn't unless you have a group of friends to do 4 player co-op with. It isn't that great and I liked D2 despite not being a dungeon crawler kind of guy.
Pintheshadows  +   956d ago
D2 was just a special, special game. D3 is slightly slipshod and a little bit of an eccentric experience.
aliengmr  +   956d ago
D3 is essentially the answer to what became very popular in D2. Loot. If you are looking for story, run. If you are looking for a deep RPG, run faster.

If however you want to go through the story several times just looting stuff, then D3 is for you.

Understand, D3 is far from an epic RPG. Its not bad, but its not great. Which made the "always online" crap infuriating.
Mikeyy  +   956d ago
That's a huge missed opportunity on blizzards part.. they should have been both able to play with each other.

We already know Sony allows this.
kevnb  +   956d ago
I was hoping it did, many of my friends play only on console. :(
Rageanitus  +   956d ago
Just get it on PC... it will be cheaper and it runs fine on low spec machines.

It's made for PC's so its meant for PC gaming.
Virtual_Reality  +   956d ago
No, actually is meant to be a console game, here's some reasons:
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madjedi  +   956d ago
So were sacred 2 and champions of norrath(last gen), it didn't turn them into a horrible game.
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Timesplitter14  +   956d ago
Will there even be anybody left playing it on PC by that time? Seems almost dead already
maelstromb  +   956d ago
This horrid mainstay needs to die already. If not in the upcoming console generation, one has to ask, when will PC/console connectivity finally become commonplace?? 2055??
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DaThreats  +   956d ago
ylwzx3  +   956d ago
D3 was garbage anyway. Who cares..
DivineAssault  +   956d ago
oh well.. PC players will be all maxed out any damn way.. Ill be playing with my friends & they dont have PC rigs anyway..
GraySnake  +   954d ago
Eh kinda sucks imo. was hoping for cross profile stuff.

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