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Submitted by ReNeGaDe124 177d ago | news

Blizzard Decided About Future Support For Diablo 3 on Consoles. Confirms PS4 Version Will Be Updated

GotGame: John Hight, Production Director at Blizzard Entertainment, has confirmed that the PS4 version of Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition will be supported with patches after release, similar to the PC version. (Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition, PS4)

Update It was also confirmed that the Xbox One version of Diablo 3 will be kept up to date with patches.

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funkybudda  +   177d ago
Nice, and no mention of Xbox One patch in the future... LOL.
DevilishSix  +   177d ago
I believe MS charges developers for patches on their platform (at least they did on 360 so since Blizzard didn't mention X1 I guess its still that way). I was planning on getting PS4 version anyways but good to hear this news.
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ZodTheRipper  +   177d ago
I don't think it's the fact that MS is charging for patches... don't forget that it's coming out for PS3 and X360 as well. They would most probably support the X1 more if it was outselling the PS4.
I could imagine
a.) this being a marketing deal with Sony, kinda like with Destiny
b.) they are focussing on PS4 because they are expecting the biggest player base there
c.) it's so easy to work on PS4 that the extra work is not a big deal

Whatever it is, it's a big deal if true. Longterm support is an important point for a game like Diablo and I'd be pretty pissed if my platform wouldn't be supported by Blizzard.
MightyNoX  +   176d ago
^this
XiMasterChief  +   176d ago
They stopped doing that.
Corpser  +   176d ago
Sony also charges developers for patches, although they may be waived for some developers , there may be a similar deal here that waive fees for Blizzard.
Jadenkorr021  +   176d ago
Corpser, they stopped charging for patches with the launch of the PS4.
Bigpappy  +   176d ago
Sony or M$ no longer charge to patch. Both did.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa...

http://www.gameranx.com/upd...

http://www.ign.com/articles...

They have a special deal to promote the game on PlayStation. Let's see if they have a faulty game on X1 and don't patch it. I seriously doubt that will happen. That would set a new precedent and could easily cause them to be sued. They are just pandering because of the deal in hopes Sony offers some more in the future, but X1 version will be patched also. It just may not get all the content as early as PS4 version.
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maniacmayhem  +   176d ago
I love how some posters on this site truly believe the Xbox One is doing so horrible that no developer will support it.

That is just so far off in the insane realm that it's laughable to read.

And it's especially funny when an article comes out minutes later stating that the X1 version will be up to date just like the PS4 and PC.
MasterCornholio  +   176d ago
I hope not. All versions of the game deserve patches in my opinion.
Kribwalker  +   176d ago
Maybe no mention on X1 because they were interviewed on the playstation blog...call it a hunch
gamer7804  +   176d ago
just fyi its confirmed for Xbox One also, basically the next gen consoles.

Source:

http://news.xbox.com/2014/0...
nunley33  +   176d ago
This comment about future support was really about adding new content and features when the pc versions gets them patched. Blizzard will patch bugs i believe for xbone but it won't get the patches that add content and it'll miss some DLC maybe. PS4 will get patched right with PC shortly following it. I don't think patches is part of some marketing deal though.
Sayai jin  +   176d ago
@All above - It's confirmed that the XB1 will receive these updates. So many wrong assumptions without any real info. Whats wrong with people on this site.
Cryptcuzz  +   176d ago
How will I find time for any other games with this game coming out soon and Destiny later in the year?!
nunley33  +   176d ago
I had fun in the beta but it'll be hard to find time for that with FFXIV and many other games coming this holiday and with my ever expanding backlog and plus games. I may still get it later
Cryptcuzz  +   176d ago
The choice is all there my friend. As more and more games are released, my backlog of games I want to play is getting larger and larger. Hard to find time for too many different games at a time with work, friends and family taking up a lot of my time as well.

I just found out how great the PS Vita is (thought I'd share my experience) when remote playing with the PS4 last night. I haven't tried it over the internet, but when connecting via private network (directly with the PS4) I was amazed at how clear and smooth everything was. It is basically a 1:1 response time and in picture quality.

The button layout for L2, R2, L3 and R3 is brilliantly implemented on each corner of the screen, with the touch pad mapped to the middle of the touchscreen. It made playing PS4 games surprisingly enjoyable, with zero lag and zero grainy image quality liked I found on remote playing with the PS3.

Highly recommend that to everyone that has both a PS4 and a Vita.
kryteris  +   176d ago
i dont see how this was ever an issue considering how often mmo's get patched. ex. ffxiv
0pie  +   176d ago
It was announced on playstationblog ... They will not say it will also come on xb1 on a playstation website.
jnemesh  +   176d ago
Xbox One patches? Why bother?
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700p  +   176d ago
You commenting that? Why bother?
windblowsagain  +   176d ago
The only patches I still are what the people buying bones must be wearing./s
andydalum  +   176d ago
This is the stuff that kinda grinds my gears. I understand exclusive deals like destiny 1 year expansion and I understand exclusive games it's a part of the business BUT. Seriously now we are getting to the point where developers are having exclusive future support this is getting out of hand and it only hurts us gamers. I only play on Xbox one and i am getting this game already have it payed off but seriously considering calling and canceling it. For all you who like to throw stuff like this in other gamers face who don't get it, it's immature and stupid of you to see how this isn't hurting the consumers the most. Imagine CoD came out and said since Xbox has been are platform we will still be on ps4 but no future updates or patchs that's just on xbox, i wouldn't be like haha PS4 lovers i would be pissed at the developers. WAKE UP PEOPLE competition is one thing this, this is just going full retard.
ricochetmg  +   176d ago
Also we should be able to play each other no matter the console.
nunley33  +   176d ago
They'll patch the xbone for bugs but just not the extra patches that add in extra content and it could miss some DLC. I don't believe patches are part of some marketing deal, it's a business decision by blizard. especially if it sells poorly compared to the PS4 version.
Mr Marvel  +   176d ago
Awesome news!

It's been one of my most wanted games on PS4 for a while now.
Grave  +   176d ago
Sweet, I'm in!
sonic989  +   176d ago
i bought it on PS3 and i want my money back .
the game IS BORING and it just made me feel sick , i liked dead nation far more than this thing it just felt like an unfinished game at best .
gamer7804  +   176d ago
patches confirmed for xbox one also:

http://news.xbox.com/2014/0...
Sayai jin  +   176d ago
Uh oh. You mean to tell me all those people were wrong and some were just making crap up. Say it is not so.

Good to see they will both be patched.
Muzikguy  +   176d ago
If they don't patch the game to be more like Diablo 4 I won't buy it!

/s

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