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Submitted by thechosenone 533d ago | article

Diablo 3 on the PlayStation 3 isn’t just functional, it’s far better than its PC brother

“Not a lot of people know this, but Blizzard started off as a console developer,” Joshua Mosqueira, the lead designer of Diablo 3 on the PlayStation 3, told the Report. We were joined by Julia Humphreys, the senior producer of Blizzard's Diablo 3 team, and, Mathew Berger, senior level designer. We talked about the console version of the game while playing it on a television in front of the group.

“We wanted to make sure the game really felt like it was hand-built for the console,” Mosqueira continued. The changes they made to the game not drove home the point that this was a good console port, but the updates were almost all improvements over the PC version of the game in general.

I’m looking forward to leaving the PC version behind and moving to the PS3 version as soon as I can. (Diablo III, PS3)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   533d ago
The fact that this game can be played offline and with local multiplayer is a big plus. It really is a top-notch game. Too bad Blizzard held the game back with always-online nonsense, because it ended up hurting the game.
sithsylar  +   533d ago
Exactly im tempted to get it but the only way i will is second hand and really cheap. I don't want to support them when i already purchased it on the pc and got the beta version....
Perjoss  +   533d ago
Again I'd like to say I really want to see a license system in place sometime soon. If I buy a game it should entitle me to play that game on any platform I choose, why should I pay more than once for a game just because on some days I feel like playing it on PC and on other days I might want to play it on my console of choice...
silenius  +   533d ago
i wonder...
How many sales would Diablo III do in consoles?!
I know that for PC was something more than 12 million copies.
But doesn't that mean that whoever wanted this game he/she already bought it?
And even with all this changes for the console port, why would you want to play this game with a controller and not a keyboard/mouse?
Guwapo77  +   533d ago
I don't care if its online or off...

They won't sucker me twice!!!!
Narutone66  +   533d ago
Diablo 2 is still better than Diablo 3. Makes me think that the PC version is the beta version, while the console version is what the PC version should have been. I miss the old Blizzard before Activision bought them out.
SlapHappyJesus  +   533d ago
I normally argue against the "It's always the publisher's fault!" of looking at things, but there is not a doubt in my mind that Activision is ruining everything Blizzard touches.
showtimefolks  +   533d ago
actually its a merger more than activision buying them

i hope with ps4 and next xbox more PC developers bring their games out on consoles
grassyknoll  +   533d ago
It maybe better than the PC, but it's a pretty bland short game. Get Torchlight 2 instead.
sithsylar  +   533d ago
200 hours of torchlight 2 for me agrees with you!
overrated44  +   533d ago
OR Path of Exile, if you want that dark Diablo 2 popping potions feel. Oh, and Path of Exile has FF10's leveling system (basically the sphere grid) AND as system VERY similar to FF7's materia system. It's a really good game.
NeoTribe  +   533d ago
Path of exile was a decent game. Decent enough for me to donate 20 bucks to the company. That skill grid is way to cluttered and overly complicated for what it does. Its also practically a d2 clone. Im sticking with d3 because i know blizzard is working there ass off to make it even more badass than it is now. People seem to forget how bad d2 sucked when it came out. Took them years to make the game what it is today. The original skill system was broken from launch. Same went with d3, but they have patched alot of content into the game and have a very bright idea hear on forward. My only real gripe with d3 is the rmah. It promotes to much pay to win and imo really hurts the game.
b_one  +   533d ago
we have dungeon hunter alliance, cheaper and funny :) made by Gameloft ;> and whe have this for about year or so...
sithsylar  +   533d ago
Did anyone else notice blizzard coming out saying they regret adding the Auction House. Now part of me wants to believe them the other part of me is saying they are only saying that because of the consoles lack of it..

EDIT: @ Overrated44 they will get my respect if they do remove the auction house and make it possible to play online imho.
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overrated44  +   533d ago
I think it's less the fact the consoles are lacking it and more of the fact that it was a GIANT mistake. You either had people who couldn't get the gear they wanted without spending money...or you had the farmers and bots raking in cash. It really broke the game and the fact that they're admitting it is at least a step in the right direction.
kevnb  +   533d ago
They are only saying anything they have been saying because they want you to buy the game. the pr guys are trying to sell the game, they are just sales guys.
PS_Family  +   533d ago
Maybe the PS4 version. But PS3 no way.
Bathyj  +   533d ago
The ps3 version looks pretty good, but yeah, if they're releasing at the same time you know which one to get.

Id probably hold off up to six months for any game to get the ps4 version except maybe Last of Us. I don't think I have it in me to wait for that, especially when everyone else would be playing it and rubbing it in.
Oschino1907  +   533d ago
Same here for the most part, would rather go for the PS4 version if the option is there. Hope they do some cross buy on some games.

Won't be hard for me to hold off though as their aren't many games till fall that I am really hyped for and with my current backlog and PS+ adding more to it every week I will be plenty busy all spring and summer gamimg wise.

Also I have a hard time turning down a lot of the great PSN games from $10-$15 or when PS+ has sales that take full size PS3 games down to $10 or less. Got both PS3 Red Factions for $5 each last week.
PS_Family  +   533d ago
Is the Last of Us confirmed for PS4? I can wait for that version.
Bathyj  +   533d ago
No, I didnt say it was coming, I meant if it did
tristanwerbe  +   533d ago
I can believe this
cleft5  +   533d ago
I'll buy this for console. I avoided this on PC for obvious reasons, but I always thought it played well and had high production values. So yeah, I will buy this on console.
Bhuahahaha  +   533d ago
no more auction house huh.but i still have this uneasy feeling that the godly weapons/equip will be near impossible to loot and will be available as DLC.
StrongMan  +   533d ago
Sounds about right.
Robotronfiend  +   533d ago
I wonder if anyone from the console developer days is still around at Blizzard? Are they keeping an aged developer in a cage somewhere? Or is there like a programmer ranch they send the old folks to out there in sunny CA?
kevnb  +   533d ago
it doesnt look better to me, except the offline play part. It looks like it has poor performance on ps3, maybe on ps4 it will be pretty cool though. I would still rather play with mouse/keyboard, but im sure other people will enjoy it. Ive seen this kind of pr before in late ports. Its the old we made you wait, but now its better spiel.
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ps3_pwns  +   533d ago
console master race ftw. you get rewarded when you dont buy drm products like diablo 3 pc. nobody should of been buying that and maybe the same month they would of changed the pc version to have offline and such.

mouse and keyboard for a game like this is lame a bunch of clicking all day. controller makes this more of a streets of rage, golden axe, double dragon, marvel ultimae alliance type feel to it.
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telekeneticmantis  +   533d ago
I'd definitely get it for Vita
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Murad  +   533d ago
Since I didn't buy the PC version for 60 bucks like some other people did, and since I don't want to support Blizzard or their ways of doing things, I will definitely get the second hand deal and buy it for 20 bucks or something, and nothing more.
2pacalypsenow  +   533d ago
I bet all PC elitists are fuming right now lol
rainslacker  +   532d ago
I don't know if they're elitist, but a lot of the PC buyers of the game are pretty upset over some of the changes and the fact they aren't getting them, particularly since they are all the criticisms the game received since it's launch. Blizzard has pretty much said they screwed over the PC crowd in favor of consoles on this one.
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WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   533d ago
I'm sure it adds a little more to the gameplay besides CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK
HmongAmerican  +   533d ago
If this game release at the same time with the PS4 verison. Im getting the PS4 version instead, if not then I'll just have to pick it up for PS3. I don't have PC version so this is a good time to play it on console.
ironmonkey  +   533d ago
still good for the ones arent planning on buying a ps4

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