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Diablo III Team Never Received Xbox One Dev Kits, PS4 2014 Release Date Explained

After it was reported that an Xbox One version of Diablo III is in the works, the Blizzard Diablo III team has clarified that, and explained the 2014 release date on PS4. (Diablo III, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Wedge19  +   400d ago
Only PS4 for Diablo III next gen. A lot of sites are reporting the wrong information right now. Glad the truth is finally out there.
Sev  +   400d ago
Thank you Agent Scully... or is it Fox Mulder?

http://napalmtheelf.files.w...
Enemy  +   400d ago | Well said
The reason they never got dev kits is because Microsoft weren't even ready to share them. All their E3 demos ran on PC. It's obvious they didn't even have the dev kits ready for Blizzard either.

Makes me wonder if the console is even ready to come out this year. The UI demo was fake too. Seeing it person, it's a lot slower. If Microsoft rushes this out the gate just to be able to go head to head with PS4, we could all expect a very bad failure rate. That ugly powerbrick is going to explode.
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testerg35  +   400d ago
Enemy, I believe several were running on xb1 hardware (ie: forza).
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dbjj12088  +   400d ago
One of 'em.
nukeitall  +   400d ago
@Enemy:

You are misinformed:

"When it comes to the state of software development on PS4, the situation as it stands is surprising. On the one hand, freely playable first-party titles such as Knack and DriveClub suffer from noticeable frame-rate stutters down from 30fps, while on the other, "hands off" demos for the new Infamous and Assassin's Creed games appear to run without a perceptible hitch. This is in stark contrast to the playable software confirmed to be running direct from Xbox One hardware, such as Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct, which benefit to no end for targeting the 1080p60"

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
SpideySpeakz  +   400d ago
Their was a NeoGAF source that said MS wasn't even planning for a 2013 release. This was weeks before the Xbone reveal. Their original plan was for 2014 near Christmas. Sony forced their hand with the Feb reveal.
pixelsword  +   400d ago
"PS4 2014 Release Date Explained"

We're, um, waiting for the Xbox One.

Yeah.
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Mounce  +   400d ago
@Enemy

That and I think this rides on the same problem as any other multiplatform online game is Microsoft isn't willing to show Blizzard any attention because Microsoft DEMANDS exclusivity, they do not want Shared servers, they know PS3's getting it and PS4 so, Microsoft would 'ALLOW' or to their minds 'Give permission' to Blizzard to make Diablo 3 on 360 or X1 if they got exclusive content or timed exclusivity. I'm getting the impression that Blizzard isn't going with that or are discussing things behind closed doors
MWong  +   400d ago
@ nukeitall

Thanks for the old article has there been a newer article? Take in mind this is an E3 article when a lot of the PS4 demos were run on same spec PC's and some dev kits. A lot of XBone demos were run on higher end PC's with better graphics cards (NVIDIA), which won't even be in the XBone. I don't mind those articles but remember it's been a month already any of those frame rate issues would most likely be fixed.
nukeitall  +   400d ago
@MWong:

I haven't seen any article, but I think it is stupid to have this conversation in the first place. Of course, there will be hiccups and unfinished software during launch development on all platforms. Why are we judging a platform before it is released and making false assumptions.

There is no reason to discuss this. My point was to point out what *you* and many others (including Enemy) are incorrectly stating that Xbox One games weren't run on Xbox One hardware during E3 and that everything isn't sun and daisies across the pond either.

There was only one game (of first party) shown on PC hardware and that was Lococycle as pointed out here by the devs themselves:

http://www.forzacentral.com...

Also, notice how Jonathan Blow is on a mission to smear the Xbox One/MS.

Anyhow, all Xbox One games playable on the floor was on Xbox One hardware.

I haven't seen anything about the PS4 development status, but keep in mind that a lot of these demos or done way in advance of the actual current state of their build i.e. it takes a lot of resources and they do it in advance, not the day of from the latest build!

People can disagree all they want, but A FACT IS A FACT RIGHT?
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MWong  +   400d ago
It's ok you can let that article help tuck you in at night. The bottomline is I always find it funny that people will fight tooth and nail for their console. I could careless who sales more consoles, I'll be playing both the PS4 and XBone (eventually). I still use my PS3 & Wii and have my XB360 for GoW every once in a while.

Also from that article it looks like more than just 1 station was being run on a PC/Alpha Dev kit. Also since you obviously know M$. You know M$ acknowledged the PC's/Dev kits being used were running on Windows7 & Nvidia GTX 700 series GPU. I don't care if it's a dev kit or a PC to run demo's on you say it's right to use something that has a different CPU & GPU than what your system is actually going to use?

I want you to really think about it and tell me not being a fanboy. Being a gamer and tell me if you think that makes sense?
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Ju  +   400d ago
@Nukeit...maybe some more quotes from the same article?

Like:

"No smoke or mirrors from Sony - everything we saw was running on PS4 hardware. But it's still early days and many of the games clearly require a lot of optimisation."

Or this:

"We leave Sony's E3 booth undoubtedly impressed, with two key takeaways in light of the Xbox One's rivalling offerings. Firstly, though almost all launch titles on show appear to be running directly from PS4 hardware, it's a touch disappointing to discover the likes of Thief and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are only currently being demonstrated by proxy of an on-hand developer. This was a very closely guarded event indeed, suggesting a lack of confidence in the progress of development for some of these titles."

What to make out of this, huh? Fact is, that PS4 titles ran on dev kits, X1's are unclear.
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MonChiChi  +   400d ago
Freaking Hulu X-file ad playing right as I read your comment.

Spooky!
1Victor  +   400d ago
come on people give nuketail a break after he saw PS4 was going to be $100 cheaper he went into hibernation and just google searched like "google search for good X Box one news"........searching... ......... No good news was found :(
@ TheRealHeisenberg just like in 2006 trough 2008 it was for ps3 owners here just endure like they did because payback is a b****
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Andreas-Sword  +   400d ago
Diablo 3 on PS4 will be fun.
Day 1 buy!
abzdine  +   399d ago
so in other words Diablo 3 is PS4 exclusive right now.
BallsEye  +   399d ago
@abzdine

No, Diablo 3 is on 360.
abzdine  +   399d ago
@BallsEye:

ok i'll rephrase that..

so in other words Diablo 3 is PS4 exclusive on next gen consoles right now.

i know it's coming to PS3 but the same game on next gen and old gen everyone who has a next gen console will go for the new thing i guess.
mewhy32  +   400d ago
Well I feel like it'll probably come to both systems eventually. The PS4's controller is better suited for this game with it's touchpad.
Wedge19  +   400d ago
Eventually sure, but sites shouldn't be reporting confirmations that it is coming to the Xbox One when it hasn't been announced for the Xbox One.
FanboyCrusher  +   400d ago
How so? This game is pretty simple, it hardly requires many buttons, I don't think the pad will make a difference.
andibandit  +   400d ago
"The PS4's controller is better suited for this game with it's touchpad"

Amazing conclusion, since in the article, the devs are still thinking of ways to use it....
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Death  +   400d ago
Didn't have much of a problem running it with my 360 pad on my PC last year.
TheTwelve  +   400d ago
No, it'll come to Xbox1 eventually. But again and again we're seeing that Sony caught Microsoft with their pants down. How that happens with companies this big and with the stakes so high, I don't know...but it happened.

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mikeyphi  +   400d ago
Sony practically 'Pearl Harbored' them by feeding speculation that their next-gen console would be released in 2014 and saying that they would let Microsoft make the first move...then jumping to the forefront the next month by holding a press conference announcing a console with better than expected specs that would be launching earlier than expected. I'd honestly think there was some corporate espionage involved or M$ just misread Sony's intentions...
irepbtown  +   399d ago
Before the Feb conference I was positive X1/PS4 would be 2014. I was surprised when Sony revealed a Holiday 2013 release date.

I can't complain though, I'm happy :D
I doubt the same could be said for Microsoft.
christocolus  +   400d ago
Am i the only one seeing what was written in this article?

"As for the console versions of Diablo III themselves, we already know that the PlayStation 3 gets the game this September, but as the interview reveals, it won’t hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until 2014. This is because they’ve only just recently received their next-gen dev kits, and they want to try to get the most out of each platform’s features, rather than just doing a straight port."

from the above statement they just received both ps4 and xbox one dev kits recently so why the fan boy attacks on ms ?
andibandit  +   400d ago
Welcome to N4G
TheRealHeisenberg  +   400d ago
They need all the anti MS stories they can get to make it through their sad days and to sleep better at night.

I just don't get why these fools want so badly for MS to fail at gaming. It doesn't matter.

Just agree that MS is the devil and all will be ok...my bad, I meant M$.
kewlkat007  +   400d ago
you are correct.. The title is the most important thing to read on this site...
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   400d ago
” christocolus + 9h ago Am i the only one seeing what was written in this article?

"As for the consoleversions of Diablo III themselves, we already knowthat the PlayStation 3 gets the game this September, but as the interview reveals, it won’t hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until2014.This is because they’ve only just recently received their next-gen dev kits, and they want to try to get the most out of each platform’s features, rather than just doing a straight port."

from the above statement they just received both ps4 and xbox one dev kits recently so why the fan boy attacks on ms ?”

That was the original article, the revised article clearly states from blizzard that they only said next gen referring to PS4 BC they never got an X1 Dev kit and therefore have not started on it. Read and comprehend, then speak.
Consoldtobots  +   399d ago
anyone that doesn't get why people want MS to fail should really just retire from the internet.
Ju  +   399d ago
PS4 dev kits were available months ahead of X1s. No surprise there. (Blizzard are not the only ones)
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Wedge19  +   399d ago
That was the original story. The update states that they never actually received Xbox One dev kits.
christocolus  +   399d ago
PSN_ZeroOnyx - It doesnt change the fact that the hatred towards the xbox one on this site is so obvious.. Yes ms has been slow on catching up on a few things but that doesnt make them the anti christ.I think gamers need to grow up and be logical before posting comments. negative articles about xbox one are quick to make headlines here , sometimes i have to search out of N4G to get positive articles.imo its all being blown out of proportion. Microsoft and the xbox one will do well and so will the ps 4.Once these consoles are launched i feel a lot of this hate will stop cause gamers will realise the xbox one aint that bad at all...bst of luck..and as for diablo III i believe it will come to the console at some point.
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Godlovesgamers  +   400d ago
"Only PS4 for Diablo III next gen. A lot of sites are reporting the wrong information right now. Glad the truth is finally out there."

Oh yeah? Why is that, you have stock in Sony?
SymphonicRain  +   400d ago
You're religious right? I thought you'd be glad the truth is out there.
Wedge19  +   399d ago
Nope, just because I can't stand when the general public has misinformation. Which generally means that I can't stand a lot.
Godlovesgamers  +   399d ago
@Symphonic

I'm not religious, I just love The Lord.
doogiebear  +   400d ago
Nobody cares about a old game like Diablo 3 anyway. Old is old.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   399d ago
I still play old games. Like Monkey Island and such XD
Old games are cool! And furthermore I don't have a lot of time because my social life keeps me busy so when I actually can start a game it is already "old"...
ATi_Elite  +   400d ago
WHO cares? It's not like consolers are gonna rush out and buy Diablo III.

instead of wasting time on a console version Blizzard should of made more DLC for the PC version. you know the one that sold over 13 million units on the PC.

Thanks Activision for finally messing up Blizzard.
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BallsEye  +   399d ago
Never EVER in the interview it was stated that they didn't receive xbox one dev kits. Author of the article added it himself (reading the url of the site leaves no illusions why is that...playstationlifestyle.ne t? wtf...)
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Gekko36  +   399d ago
@Wedge19 Hmmm, read ghe article for this but it doesn't say it's not coming to XBOX One, then I read this article below and it says it is.

http://www.justpushstart.co...

Seems devs are not being clear
bligmerk  +   399d ago
There was more evidence Sony and the PS4 are much further along despite all indications MS finalized the XBone design late last winter. That evidence is the PS4 dev kit was submitted to the FCC. This is a very big step towards production, the dev kit submitted to the FCC is very close to final design going into production. If we don't see something similar from MS very soon, like within the next month, then that will be more proof MS is not ready to go into production with the XBone or there is a mad scramble going on in the background to somehow upgrade the configuration. Either way, this is looking more and more like a huge mess for MS. The writing is going to be on the wall by Gamescom. If evaluation PS4 units are everywhere there, and if MS is still pulling their stunt that a high-end gaming PC with an nVidia GTX 780 graphics card is "equivalent" to the XBone, then the end game begins.
TrendyGamers  +   400d ago
I wonder if it'll come to Xbox One eventually, after the PS4 one.
Wedge19  +   400d ago
More than likely it's a timed exclusive.
Parapraxis  +   400d ago
Yup, just like Titanfall and Dead Rising 3 (which will be given the ol' renamed trick like Ninja Gaiden)
Salooh  +   400d ago
It's not a timed exclusive. How will they make a game for X1 if MS didn't send one for them. It's MS fault. However titanfall have no excuse , MS didn't fund them or anything. They just got a deal from MS to be timed exclusive..
Godmars290  +   400d ago
not seeing anywhere in the article that they don't have XB1 kits.
doctorstrange  +   400d ago
First paragraph "no announcements regarding an Xbox One version of Diablo III were made and they never received dev kits, with the ‘next generation’ references just pertaining to the PS4."
Bzone24  +   400d ago
That's what the article says, but in the actual interview, nothing is said about the Xbox One or Xbox One dev kits. Nothing.

The actual update was: To clear up some confusion: No announcements regarding Xbox One were made in this interview. Any reference to development of 'next generation' platforms or potential release dates was expressly referring to the PlayStation 4.

The author of the article added "and they never received dev kits" for some reason. It wasn't in the interview.
sorane  +   400d ago
Who cares it's a horrible game. Don't get suckered.....
FanboyCrusher  +   400d ago
It's basically Diablo 2 except it does everything a lot worse, minus looking pretty.
pyramidshead  +   400d ago
Doesn't even look that pretty :/. They kiddyfied i to gain a wider audience, D1 & 2 were much more gothic and darker, especially D1.
HammadTheBeast  +   400d ago
Agreed. Not to mention the Auction house just defeats any purpose of playing the game.
Drekken  +   400d ago
It is nothing like Diablo2.
dredgewalker  +   400d ago
Diablo 2 is a masterpiece that I still play to this day. Diablo 3 on the other hand is a game that I can play and then forget after finishing it. The always online feature is an abomination that made me hate the game even more. I am pretty certain that this always online will also be implemented in the console version.

edit: I didn't know there was an offline mode now....but still i prefer Diablo 2
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thekhurg  +   400d ago
They fixed what was wrong with the game by removing the auction house, fixing item drops and giving people an offline play for the console versions.

Your statement doesn't really carry a lot of weight.
PurpHerbison  +   400d ago
It still doesn't look like a Diablo game. They should of fixed the title while they were at it and gave it a completely different name.
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thekhurg  +   400d ago
WTF are you talking about. It plays just like Diablo. You kill mobs by the dozens, you kill bosses, and you collect lots of loot.

The only difference they made was the skill system no longer forces you to reroll every time you want to try something new. You also get credit for killing elite packs and bosses which gives you a stacking buff up to five that gives you additional experience, gold find and magic find boosts.
TheEvilWithin  +   400d ago
Well guess Xbox fans that were looking foreword to this will just have to pick it up on the 360. I have a copy of the PS3 one on pre order and a note in the system to transfer it to a PS4 copy once they get the SKU. I want to the cool add on items for my avatar.
TrendyGamers  +   400d ago
PS4 version is up for pre-order, isn't it?

OT: Are you tied for the least amount of bubbles on N4G right now?
TheEvilWithin  +   400d ago
Last I checked at my local Gamestop it wasn't.

Not sure about the whole bubble thing. Don't really care cause I could always make a new account if I cared about my bubbles. lol
ShwankyShpanky  +   400d ago
"Don’t expect a portable version of Diablo III anytime soon, because “right now our hands are pretty full just tackling PC and console.”

PS4+PSVita IS the portable version. :-)
TrendyGamers  +   400d ago
Can't wait to try Shadow Fall and Second Son on the Vita.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   400d ago
It will be nice to just keep gaming, when kicked off the TV, by the others in the house.. Just grab the vita,. and keep going,.. it will be nice.

esp. with the new Vita's coming out (rumored hdmi out #25 http://www.gamespot.com/pag... - that means, you can hook it you to another tv.)
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extermin8or  +   400d ago
Hmmm might be an oversight MS regret not sending them dev kits.... They just gave Sony a free 3rd party next Gen console exclusive... :s seems silly to me tbh you'd expect they'd want to try and prevent giving away advantages to their competitor however small they may well be.
Minato-Namikaze  +   400d ago
MS doesnt really care about gaming. Its just a way for them to take over people's living room.
Dee_Cazo  +   400d ago
It is coming for Xbox One. This was Blizzard's chance to bring their titles to consoles, after the poor reception by the gaming community to Diablo III already though, and a host of new multiplayer titles for both systems.

I dont think gamers will really be interested in playing it on consoles.
extermin8or  +   399d ago
Read the update to the article added to the top of the page. Post publication on this article. Blizzard say they haven't had xb1 dev kits yet as such Xb1 version hasn't even begun development so no announcements have been made. Without a dev kit they can't make Xb1 version so as it currently stands it isn't coming to xbox 1 if in the future that changes... Well but atm that isn't the case.
Dazel  +   400d ago
It's just one nasty train wreck after another for MS, they've gone from strong contenders to also rans in the next gen war. What's next, slip behind the WiiU?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   400d ago
Yep its the end of the world for MS.

Lets over exaggerate now.
GraveLord  +   400d ago
The Xbox One is so much further behind in terms of final silicon it's not even funny. I fully expect to see glitchy Xbox One games and low console supply for the first few months.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   400d ago
but hey, at least it will be sold out.. (ignore the 4:1 ratio)
nunley33  +   400d ago
yeah if you only have 4 systems available at launch then its easy to be sold out.
vigilante_man  +   400d ago
I hope all new consoles are only shipped when ready. Would hate to see gamers ripped off. Sony waited a year for PS3 and caught up so if you have the right product get it right first time.

With current negativity towards XB1 I don't think MS would risk rushing out dodgy hardware.
andibandit  +   400d ago
I think they learned that after the RROD thing.
First time i saw XB1 I thought:
Is it that big because it's full of cooling fans??..
vigilante_man  +   400d ago
After seeing XB1 I was expecting a much bulkier PS4. They shocked me with how sleek it looks.

There's magic in them there black box!
ziratul  +   400d ago
Game is BAD, do not buy it.
Fireseed  +   400d ago
Yeah not sure how people are glossing over that it's a broken mess just cause it's coming to Sony platforms...
WeedyOne  +   399d ago
Yeah the game was a huge disappointment for a Diablo game but its not a terrible game altogether.

I think it will be better on consoles only because NO AUCTION HOUSE! Which means no more pay to win!
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Supermax  +   400d ago
Wow you really can't read
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No_Limit  +   400d ago
In another news, Respawn also never received PS4 Dev kit.
extermin8or  +   399d ago
But as titanfall was exclusive via contract with EA and MS that could easily be more of a "screw you-you want one come pay for one" on Sony's side. As opposed to sending them one as a gesture of goodwill like some studious get as incentive to make their games on ps4. Most will have to have requested and paid for them though. And if in both cases it has been requested and paid for then its bad form although not so much of an issue with respawn as its hardly delaying the game as there is no ps4 version planned anytime soon.
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Flames76  +   400d ago
Im gonna be picking up Diablo on the Xbox 360 and knock it out before the Xbox One so this works out great.When the launch games hit for next gen then Diablo 3 will be old so no need to waste time on the next gen version of it
Death  +   400d ago
My biggest bitch about N4G is probably the way so many sensationalize trivial things to make them sound sooooo bad.

"As for the console versions of Diablo III themselves, we already know that the PlayStation 3 gets the game this September, but as the interview reveals, it won’t hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until 2014. This is because they’ve only just recently received their next-gen dev kits, and they want to try to get the most out of each platform’s features, rather than just doing a straight port."

From the article, they just received their dev kits. Lets say the added "never received their Xbox One dev kits" is true for the sake of arguement. What are we talking here in time, days or weeks? People make it sound like the PS4 port has been going on for months and Microsoft dropped the ball by not sending kits. Who is paying for these dev kits? Is it possible they weren't ordered or are simply coming at a different time?
Supermax  +   400d ago
You can keep reading facts to the people here and they still won't comprehend it correctly or read the article themselves,true sheep.read the article without your parents reading it for you
sovietsoldier   400d ago | Trolling | show
Urzusix  +   399d ago
Add the end of the day it seems that Sony had a clear vision and plan for PS4, correcting the mistakes of the early PS3, like Cell processing while being power is hard to program. make sense to me that the first games o the new gen should run at 30FSP as that would be the standard for many first party studios. no point rushing out games just look at the first games on the 360 and ps3 many were just slightly better looking Xbox and ps2 games with a HD cover
Death  +   399d ago
The new consoles are both PC based using x86 processors and AMD video cards. This isn't new tech, it's been around for a very long time. With lower res HDTV's running the games vs monitors, 60fps shouldn't be that hard to accomplish.
Bolts  +   399d ago
This is a classic N4G fanboy article. The fact that the dev team haven't received the dev kit is irrelevant. The game is already running on the PS3. Nobody gives a shit if there's going to be a Diablo 3 for Xbone and PS4 or not, because nobody buy the nextgen console to play Diablo 3.

The people who are interested in Diablo 3 have already played it on the PC.
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