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Making Diablo 3 for PS3: Blizzard on changes, new boss fights, why no Move & DLC plans

OPM: Not too long back I got a chance to talk to Matthew Burger, the senior designer on the PS3 version of Diablo 3. We talked about adapting the PC version for PS3, including the widespread changes to the controls, interface and loads more.

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LocutusEstBorg1237d ago

The truth is in the end the controls are still going to feel HORRID compared to a mouse and keyboard. Please just add mouse and keyboard support like Unreal Tournament 3.

Minato-Namikaze1237d ago

You know this because? Its not like hack and slash games havent been done before with a controller. That being said M&K support for those that want it would be a good idea

Blastoise1237d ago

Everyone always says this about Console games and then they work out fine...

Bimkoblerutso1237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

I have, in fact, been hearing the exact opposite concerning the controls according to a few hands-on sources. The game supposedly controls very, very well.

I mean, think of Dark Alliance or Ultimate Alliance. I loved the controls in those games, personally.

It's one thing to prefer a certain control method...it's a whole different thing to make stupid, elitist assumptions before you have even tried it.

Rottenspacehead1237d ago

Lol. hack and slash = console. Its wierd it has found its way to PC to be honest. It was born on consoles and feels best with a handcontroller. nuff said.

Veni Vidi Vici1237d ago

Don't you just love it when a person acts as though their opinion is fact.

The FACT is that some people like it better with a M+KB. To them, it DOESN'T feel better with a controller. Others prefer the controller. No one is right or wrong. The only people that are wrong are people like you that think it's one or the other.

Just give people the option. It's not that hard.

mydyingparadiselost1237d ago

The UI has been changed for the sake of using the PS3 controller so a M+KB wouldn't be preferable to the game on PS3. Seems if you want to play a PC game like it's a PC game you have to have a PC.

Veni Vidi Vici1237d ago

That requires a PC that can run the game. Many people buy a console so they don't have to have a PC that can't run it.

Just because the UI is changed doesn't mean people will like playing with a controller. For people that want to play on their PS3 and with a mouse, there should be an option. Giving people a choice is ALWAYS better than forcing people to conform and it's not that hard to have both UI's available depending on what controller you want.

Persistantthug1237d ago

is generally not preferable to most console players.

This has been tested before, and Keyboard and mouse options, for all intent and purpose...hardly anyone ever uses it.

Relientk771237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

You clearly have never played Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III, Nox, or Titan Quest on the PC then.

I love the Hack and Slash genre and I only buy games from that genre on the PC.

And the Hack and Slash genre was created by Diablo, in 1996 on the PC, not consoles (and yes I know it was on PS1 2 years later and it was not as well received as the PC version)

_LarZen_1237d ago

Had a great time with D3 on PC, but I think I'm going to have a even better time on the console version.

kreate1237d ago

Basically, if u want to play with mouse/keyboard, buy pc version.
If u want to play with a controller, buy the ps3 version.
Thats all the options u gonna get.