Play-mag: "Diablo III coming to consoles? Well that would be a bad idea."
Milkvision will disagree, though yea it would be a bad idea.
There is nothing gameplay wise that would keep this game of console.
i dont think its a bad idea its just diablo is tied with PC making a shift now would just piss off alot of fans or just make a dumbed down consoles version and give PC the real full thing with mods and all
@kancerkid oh i disagree... Diablo is all about gameplay n tactics.
I don't think you guys get it... just because it could work for another platform doesn't mean it should. Take every single console FPS game for instance. Devs could easily port a game to PC with 100% better visuals and better controls, but they don't because it is exclusive. The franchise is tied to a certain platform. It's what makes that platform unique. If Killzone or Halo were to be ported to PC, there'd be so much QQ I'd need a flotation device. It's not whether it could, but should. In Diablo's case.. no, a console version would not work. The interface just couldn't work with a gamepad. The gameplay and what makes Diablo, Diablo would be broken and then nobody would be happy. Take into account hotkeys, macros, and the action would have to be slowed to a crawl for it to work on console. PC's have the advantage of having faster input. SC2 pros get into the 600 APMs(actions per minute) average, which could never be achieved with a controller. @ below No fucking shit... I'm talking about the newer ones. Halo CE came out years ago, and it was ported by Gearbox. Yes it does support kb/m.. but developers aren't counting on the hope that a minority of people will want to play that way. If you're going to use kb/m at least have the decency to play it on PC where the controls are tailored to the hardware. Devs will develop console gamers with a controller in mind, if they develop a console game that requires kb/m then giant fucking facepalm to them. Just develop it for PC where gamers can utilize all the keys + more.
You do know halo is on pc right? BTW to everyone saying that it can't be done with out keyboard and mouse. Uhhh the PS3 supports both of these devices. So what is the other reason?
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SeanScythe What is the point for a keyboard/mouse on a console. Console is unique for the controller, why not just buy a PC then and have the superior visuals on most games
How is Diablo about tactics? I played Diablo 1 all the way through and never used tactics. All you need is hotkeys with potions, and you are set.
The same reason that a PC gamer would choose a controller for his/her PC game..... PERSONAL CHOICE AND OPTIONS. Why are you so against Choice and Options, IaMs12?
Um, Killzone and Halo are exclusively owned by Sony and Microsoft. Diablo isn't. Just putting that out there.
i meant to click agree and hit disagree. as for the "pissing off PC fans sentiment of some people," 98% of PC games have been released on consoles this generation, from The Sims, to Civilation, to Half Life 2 and Portal. if the PC community can get over that, they can get over Diablo 3. also, the PS3 supports mouse and keyboard, and yet developers REFUSE to allow m&k support for games that could use it. Unreal Tournament 3 on the PS3 supported it, and it worked great. last generation, there weren't many PC games that released on the consoles, because they weren't equipped to handle them. the consoles this generation are. i doubt Diablo 3 couldn't be done on consoles, but it's more than likely Blizzard not wanting to bother with learning to code for consoles (specifically the PS3), and that's fine by me. i'll just be missing out on Diablo 3 (i don't have a gaming PC anymore; it got to expensive to keep up with the upgrades, and with my gaming budget already severely limited, i've decided to focus on just getting console games. it's not like i'm hurting for console titles when i have a PS3 and 360).
except of course for FANBOY reasons.
I only played on PC, but DIABLO 2 is one of my favorite games. I could work on consoles, but I will play on PC.
Just because something hasn't been done right, doesn't mean it's not possible. Using a combination of the left and right trigger combined with the d-pad buttons, you can have a total of 36 actions that can be quickly swapped between. Player control of course would be analog controlled rather than click and move. This still leaves the left and right bumper pads and a single button to perform any other necessary actions (interact with objects, attack, jump, whatever). You definitely can't just port the exact same gameplay set-up from the PC, but it's far from impossible to provide a quality Diablo experience on the console. As far as this 'belonging' on the PC, that's neither here nor there. No single genre or games belongs to a single platform except in the minds of the fans who are unable to let go.
This is honestly overly complicated, especially where on a mouse/keyboard it would be as simple as hitting a key. I mean, just think if you're trying to cast a bunch of different spells at different targets, dodging attacks, consuming potions as necessary, but instead of being a few simply key presses and clicks, it's "hold this trigger, hit this dpad direction, switch to this trigger, hit face button...", repeated 50x times for one fight... and fights happen constantly in Diablo. "No single genre or games belongs to a single platform except in the minds of the fans who are unable to let go." Fast paced RTS games... basically, Starcraft 2.
It is a bad idea, not only does it not seem to suite consoles but then as a whole Diablo III will be watered down just to suit the mainstream mass
I want to play it on my ps3, my introduction to the first diablo was on the playstation and any game where I can choose to lounge around on a sofa while playing is damn good news. Cursed uncomfortable desktop computing =o
D3 is a little bit more complex than D1...most spells have to be targeted to a specific location(grenade toss, blink in the video), it's not just shoot spell to the left, right, etc. Really I don't see how this game is possible in the same fun factor and play intention without a mouse/keyboard, the PC version won't even have controller support. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I sincerely hope there is no controller support, they would have to gimp the game to make that happen.
well.. i do wanna play this game but i really hope they bring it out on consoles. how i wish they support Move.
As long as they don't try to make all versions equal, there shouldn't be a problem.
The PS3 has keyboard and mouse control. There is no reason why this couldn't come out for it.
Right, lets make a PS3 game require M/KB, see how well that sells, most people have a capable PC anyway.
with diablo 3 staying as robust as it should be on pc, then making a version that works better with consoles. This just seems like a pc fanboy wanting to have a one up on console gamers by keeping this game exclusive.
Blizzard would like its gamers to experience the game in all its glory. Gimping the game could compromise its brand image. Besides the game wont have very demanding requirements, will run great on even dated machines.
you know current consoles can do better than 'dated machines' except Wii.
just said "it is suited to consoles"....they just want to make it the best it can be on pc first. So I doubt it would be "gimped" enough to compromise the brand image.
only reason consoles are doing better on older hardware is because the devs are forced to make the games work on it. They have limitations, for a PC, its constantly being upgraded so the limitations tend to fall off, because they have so much more to work with.
"only reason consoles are doing better on older hardware is because the devs are forced to make the games work on it. They have limitations, for a PC, its constantly being upgraded so the limitations tend to fall off, because they have so much more to work with." Exactly. If we on PC are able to run the games with 16xAA, 1920x1200, max settings and V-synced while over 60fps, then they're doing something wrong, and not even CLOSE to using the full potential of modern PCs. I remember the 2003-2005 era where even top of the line cards weren't able to max out the games of that time, let alone with AA, and back then, the common LCD monitor resolution was only 1024x1024 if I remember correctly. We were hitting 30fps while not even maxing out those games. THAT is how the PC games should be. The Crysis of those days were games like Far Cry, F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2 (especially when Lost Coast was released), and it was constantly evolving. Now? Crysis has been graphics king since 2007, and the only game on par is Metro 2033, while every other game can easily have everything maxed out with a MID-RANGE CARD at 60fps. Something is friggin wrong with that picture.
The game features a quick bar and hot-keys spell design system, if they were to make it compatible with consoles they would have to drastically simplify it so you could toggle through the spells. Besides that, you need a mouse to to quickly click on different areas of the screen, something not possible with a slow/inaccurate gamepad, you'd be lucky to even click on the enemies with a gamepad, you'd slowly scroll the cursor...and the enemy will have moved already. Don't even start with move, you'd have people putting an ice pack on their arm after an hour from strain. People just don't get that it's not just good graphics not capable on consoles, there are many genres not possible too. O.T I don't have much hope for D3, after the disappointment of SC2....I think it will be another big slap in the face to Diablo fans, anyone up for some D3 LAN...oh wait... F you Blizzard @kancerkid "There is nothing gameplay wise that would keep this game of console. " You can tell you've never played diablo...
(ps, this version sucked)
the ps3 support mouse/keyboard right?..
Not only is DIABLO 3 EASILY done on consoles, just like SACRED 2, But in fact, Diablo 1 didn't suck on the PS1 nor did it affect the PC version in any way. http://www.gamerankings.com... <---that's not sucking http://www.youtube.com/watc... <---PS1 version playing on the PSP moving in all 8 directions......the writer of the article lied about that. There's not a single good or profound reason you can come up with as to why Diablo 3 couldn't or shouldn't be on consoles....not 1. Stop acting like fanboys please...thank you.
the resolution on the ps1 version is really bad in comparison, and the control scheme cannot match mouse and keyboard. i love console gaming, not a pc fanboy, but this game is clearly better on pc
I'll post again since you seemed to ignore it, D3 is a little bit more complex than D1...most spells have to be targeted to a specific location(grenade toss, blink in the video), it's not just shoot spell to the left, right(WHICH IS WHAT SACRED DOES) http://www.youtube.com/watc... D3 is not some dumbed down ARPG, it REQUIRES a mouse. Buy a PC, and stop QQ.
CHECK and MATE, sir. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Once again.....NO good reason at all, not one. *bow* Edit in....I'll be looking forward to TORCHLIGHT 2 on my PS3 as well. *wink*
ok after they release the PC version then they can start working on a console version so it doesnt interfere
I guess it's a good thing it's a PC exclusive.
most gamers I have ran into have at least one console and a pc. Either way, its a win for me and most likely a day one buy.
From what i have seen the gameplay is doable on consoles very well. The depth is now in the skillbuild and items they have if im not correct implemented a auto stats build system. Probably going to get both version one on pc just so i can play on school and one on consoles if it ever comes out i think Torchlight port will show how a diablo clone can do on consoles. Blizzard games have never really been about high tech graphics but about style that will even look good 8 years from now.
As much as I'd like to play 'Diablo III' on the consoles.. I'll be more than happy to stay chained to my mouse and KB when it releases for the PC. I can't wait.. Now, Blizzard please release the game already...
Knowing Activision, I really wouldnt be that surprised if it did end up on consoles. There have been a couple of CRPGs over the years, Baldurs gate titles, Champions of Norrath, Everquest, hell the first Diablo was on the PS1. Of course gameplay evolves but Im sure they could streamline the interface and make the bindings fit conventional controllers.
No, keep it PC exclusive. I love my PS3 but I know its limits and where it excels best at. Games like D3, SC2 are best left on PC
"Diablo III on consoles is a bad idea" Yeah, i want it on PC, only.
Ya...put it on consoles so they can bastardize the PC version along with the Console version. Fuck no
they should bring out diablo 2 hd for consoles in the mean time lol,guess will have to wait for torchlight for consoles
They can have Torchlight II. Leave Diablo III the fuck alone, though!
on the console it could feel (not syaing it will) like a mediocre and shallow hack n slash dungeon crawler.with over simplified controls and a interface that would bring the tatical side of the game down.thinking back to baldurs gate,it was great on pc it was trash on ps2.
I think Diablo just represents one of the final "justifications" for only owning a PC. I think the decision has more to do with Blizzard not wanting alienate their only audience. But now that Activision is in the picture, I'm sure Bobby Kotick would be keen for cross-platform games.
Some people are very happy only gaming on their PC. They don't need Blizzard to justify anything, even if Blizzard is a great developer. It's like some of you don't get that gaming on the PC is fun and just as worthwhile as anything else we do in life, for ourselves.
If its released on every platform who cares? Just buy the one that will give you the best experience. If the console version is gimped who cares? Buy the PC version if its important to you. I have faith that if they did make it for consoles it would be stellar. It's Blizzard. I, for one, would love to see it on consoles. With PS3 and 360 sales around 80+ million units worldwide Blizzard would make some serious cash. That equals a better Diablo 4 (and hopefully a faster release)
Sacred II had a better interface on consoles than it did on PC! You're telling me they can't do the same for consoles? Knowing Blizzard, they possess the skill to at least the interface JUST AS GOOD. They know User Interfaces, so I think they can very much make the game playable on consoles.
unreal tournament 3 did not "die a death" which is a stupid phrase. I still play it, and there are new mods constantly coming out for PS3 and PC
It's not gonna be released on consoles, Blizzard has said time and time again. Even if Activision is in the picture, it doesn't matter. If it did, Starcraft II would be announced for consoles by now. Diablo 3 isn't going on consoles. At least most people with a PC and that play will be able to play it at highest settings. Well, if you can't play this at highest settings, for the love of gaming, buy a new pc because you have one from the stone age.
I first played Diablo on my PS1. Me and my friend played the thing almost daily for hours on end. It was a blast....so there is no way anyone can tell me that it's a bad idea for a console. Fact of the matter is, no game is bad for a console. None. They are all perfectly doable. And really, why should pc gamers even care? A majority of games out now are on console AND pc. This kind of petty nonsense should have ended years ago.
I have to agree with him. It's been on PC longer, and don't think it would do the fans any favor by putting it on multi platform console. It should stay as a PC GAME just like all Blizzard games is on PC from WoW and ect.
Just like Dragon Age was. Dragon Age on console was so much more simple and easier than it was on the pc version.
I think you're talking out of your ass. The interface was streamlined, how does that equate to easier? If anything the PC version was easier because it allowed an over-head view that let you issue tactics and orders (something that is in the console version, but pretty useless since you can't see much more over the shoulder of your character).
No friendly fire on console = magic spam = easier.
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