Despite a previous straight-out denial about Diablo 3 being on consoles, semi-contradictory reports have been leaking out in the press stating otherwise. A couple of days ago Blizzard COO Paul Sams told the Guardian he "do(esn't) know yet."
Knowing Blizzard and the looks of the gameplay trailer, Diablo 3 will probably run on a crappy 1GHz CPU and 512MB ram computer. I'm sure everyone will be able to play it on their computers, so a console port is quite pointless. Why the hell would anyone want to play Diablo using a controller anyway? I guess it might work for PS3 since it supports keyboard and mouse... Dateline NBC, Chris Hansen
I swear, I didn't touch her.
@Adriana Lima Sir, why don't you take a seat, right over there.
i would love it on ps3. my pc hates games.
The Diablo series is great and I would love to play it on my PS3...btw omg that was hilarious Chris BUBBLE
"Why the hell would anyone want to play Diablo using a controller anyway?" 1) Wireless 2) Couch 3) 32" HDTV Seriously, that beats sitting hunched over, two feet away from a PC monitor screen any day.
Played the first one on PS1 and loved the co-op. If they bring it to consoles w/online co-op I'll be all over it.
I'd rather have it on the consoles rather than PC since pirate rapes are rampant. Also, keyboard and mouse support for the PS3...
Scarfy, You do realize Sony supports keyboard and mouse and that decision is left to the developer to decide? You know this, correct?
I would rather play it on my comp. Haven't upgraded it since 5 years ago but I think it can handle diablo 3 fine. P4 1024 ram, x800.
I don't really care as long as it's a port and nothing but, it should have same interface same controls on the pc and I'll be happy, I think it would be great if it went to consoles, more money for blizzard to make better games, but can someone tell me how diablo worked on PSX? did you directly control the character with the directional pad, or did you control a cursor?
He goes on to say it depends on whether "console owners would allow PC players to play against console gamers" Well, I guess that rules out the X360 then.
yes and no with live anywhere (if its going to work ever) they would ahve a pretty solid base for crossplatform playing. BUT blizzard has its own battle.net and wont let them be forced by ms to give it up for a live service on the other hand the ps3 is an open plattform allowing mouse and keyboard. we will seee, no matter where d3 will arrive i will play the crap out of it :D
I don't think it's too much of an issue about playing against. You did have the ability to pvp a little bit, but there was no serious player vs player fighting. The multiplayer game is mostly for co-op. In which case console gamers should be happy to have players that can control the characters better with the mouse and keyboard control scheme.
as we all know that PC VS Xbox 360 games are being made and are already out, but no such thing for the ps3. So you were wrong bordello 1900.
game for windows shadowrun on the 360 can be played with pc players but on my ps3 i have no game that can play against pc owners
Xgamer, you do realize that Blizzard has solidified that cross platform would only occur is all things were equal on both platforms and they specifically mentioned controls. That means unless MS decided to provide an update to the 360 to create keyboard and mouse compatibility in games then it won't happen. No cross platform on the 360 and no stand alone. Remember that keyboard and mouse is something MS wouldn't let their own internal game studios do for Shadowrun. The odds of them instituting for a 3rd party are so far down the rung I can't see that bottom step. They wouldn't let mod support in for UT3 and decided 5 maps was a great tradeoff. KB/M? Not a snowball's chance in hell.
I don't care if it goes to consoles... i just want the damm game on my PC, and the sooner the better :)
I don't care if they put it on consoles. This is one developer that I don't have to worry about them making the game mediocre for the PC. Plus this game is going to sell like crazy, so monetary gain isn't a huge issue.
At least for now so they can focus and optimize for that platform and make Diablo III the best game it can be. I know Blizzard is Blizzard but we see it time and time again that when a developer focuses on one platform the games come out better.
Diablo 3 would be a huge hit on consoles, and could even be GOTY material.
I know I'd buy it! Got like 2-4 friends I know would get it too for online co-op.
Every game is a "theoretical possibility" on consoles, but I have my money on a PC-only release
Guess nobody is aware that u can use mouse & keyboard with the 360 aswell! yea it works.. surprise!
I'm buying this for my PC anyways.
Played the 1st one on PC many moons ago, didn't like it. The 2nd one must have been special considering the furor over platforms on the 3rd one. Hope it comes to console just for comfortable playing environment. Mind you, not worth overheating my 360 for going by the 1st one.
When was the last time Blizzard made/ported a console game? Anybody?
back in the days of the ps1/saturn/n64 a few games made by blizzard appeared on consoles diablo1-ps1 warcraft2-ps1,saturn starcraft-n64
Diablo on consoles? No thanks. Using a controller would suck for one. Sure you can Mouse/keyboard but if you think sitting at a desk for hours is painful how will trying to sit a mouse and keyboard in your lap while you sit on the couch going to be any more comfortable?? Not to mention playing this game from far away is going to suck. Even with a big screen TV. Its the kind of game you play up close. I really hope they dont limit this game by trying to put it on inferior products like consoles.
Consoles are hardly inferior products, just a different target audience. A primarily PC developer such as Blizzard would not compromise their game for the console market. More likely outsource if there were to be console versions. Comfort is laid 2 feet away from a large LCD telly, controller in hand with Jack & coke within easy reach. I'll stick with Astropop on the PC.
This is because it was made specifically for the PC and no other. I still think a game like this should stay on PC and not come to consoles.
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