Could the Diablo series make a return to consoles? A handful of new jobs seeking fresh Blizzard talent with console experience sure makes it look that way.
Well if they are I would love cross platform play then This could be good or it could be bad if it comes to console
well there are a lot of issues with cross platform play and there certainly would be a lot of complications. If Blizzard is somehow successful cross platform play, then this would be a game to watch out for.
YES! MAKE it HAPPEN.
"well there are a lot of issues with cross platform play and there certainly would be a lot of complications." Sorry your wrong, I dont know about the xbox but the ps3 has games that play outside of psn (like mgs4 used konami id etc). The game itself does not care what platform its being played on, the only thing they have to do is link the ps3/xbox to the blizzard servers, the game can run on whatever machine they like it to run on. (everyone has a diffrent pc right?)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo I hope not. Nothing against console games but switching to console is a sure fire way to dumb a game down into nothing for the sake of sales figures. Just look at call of Duty, it started on the PC and at one time was the benchmark for online FPS. Now it's an arcade game of Rambo and no respectable PC Lan party would have that in their presence. If you want to play Diablo 3 then go buy a PC.
sense much fear in you
Actually Battlefield was the pinnacle, CoD has always been an arcade shooter.
COD had nothing on Battlefield back during the glory days of PC gaming.
it would just end up being a crappy port anyway. but, i don't doubt for a minute that they will do this...it is Blizzard - ACTIVISION, after all.
I really hope not...who remembers Starcraft on the console?
I liked it, had good times playing it with friends.
lol Idk man... I rented it from Blockbuster like 20 times back then lol. But that was only because we didn't have a computer back then that could run Starcraft good. I will admit thought, Starcraft on PC was way better.
Starcraft and Diablo are totally different... I'm agree that RTS games on console are totally disaster, but in here Diablo is an action/RPG. I think that it's possible to make a decent Diablo gameplay on console, like what Dragon Age did.
yea freaking lagfest but hella fun splitscreen :D
i hope not.
My computer can't handle any gaming, I'd love to play this on consoles if they did it right. I really can't afford to upgrade my PC so I'd love to play this way.
If you were able to afford a console, then you were able to afford some upgrade parts from newegg or tigerdirect.
Financial situations change, and mine didn't get better. I'd rather take the extra money I have and spend it on software rather than a hardware upgrade.
Times are hard, and lots of people don't have the money to buy new computers or buy expensive computer upgrades. I'm one of those....I have a single core computer so no amount of upgrading is gonna matter. Money is tight for many, lots of people are out of work, and if anyone is douchey that they can't understand that....they can go to hell. Bubble for you on general principle. And YAY for Diablo 3 going to consoles like I've been saying for many months.
Consoles are a lot closer to PCs than they use to be and there's already been Diablo and Diablo-like tiles on them.
It's not about the graphics....it's about the interface. If they design it around gamepads for the sakeof multiplat, then it will be severely gimped on PC. They would have to simplify it so there were less spells to toggle through on consoles etc.
i don't think Blizzard would sacrifice the quality of their game for the sake of a console port. if anything, they'll just outsource the port project to another company within Activision...maybe Treyarch. :-P EDIT: n/m. i'm sure they're already "hard at work" at making COD 9
Again, looking at Diablo, I don't see why the game would require a complicated control scheme. I played the first one and it was a relatively simple point and click. Nevermind that this is Blizzard, not Activision much less a company like Square. If compromises come, they'll only be felt on the versions they're meant for. How long had they been working on Ghost before they dropped it over quality issues? Just looking at SC2, after all this time, do you honestly think they'd tie their own hands? Would announce console versions only to cancel them if they didn't meet their standards much less have to lower those of the PC game? Even Kotick couldn't make them change anything.
The controls would work fine with pad, just copy-paste Sacred2 controls which are imo very innovative and work really well. Hell you can easily assign 12 hotkeys for spells and still have 3-4 keys for for potions. The game scored decent in most reviews and the main problem was bugs and occasional freezing and plot (as in a hell of a lot less than Fallout new vegas). But the controls where great even tough it took a while to get a hang of the game.
"I played the first one and it was a relatively simple point and click." So how do you point and click with a controller? That's exactly what a mouse does better than anything.
lol Sacred 2...innovative controls??????? There is like 3 spell slots, that is exactly what i'm talking about, on a keyboard you have 10 spell slots and more on the F1 keys etc.... ( + quickspells on right mouse click and TAB etc ) Sacred 2 was gimped as can be because of the console version.
Wow, so even the mighty Blizzard is turning to console development? Guess I don't blame em, South Korea didn't accept StarCraft 2 which pretty much killed tons of sales potential over there.
wasn't just south korea. I know a lot of gamers here in the states that didn't buy into it due to the 3 part series and no lan. If anything Blizzard or Activision killed potential sales. Whoever made those decisions. Not to mention it's not a one time fee. I believe they have to buy their playtime. This sounds like a Bobby K decision to me imo. But I'm sure they're happy with 1.5 million sales in its first 3 days. As it stands I'll be playing the other 2 SC2 expansions. But I won't be paying for them. I know a lot of people that bought sc2 who will be doing the same.
Oh wow they did? I always watch the Pro Starcraft videos on youtube of them playing in tournaments. I always wondered if they would move to Starcraft 2. Then again, Starcraft 1's gameplay still to this day is so fucking rock solid.
South Korea loves playing SC2. The problem is that they can't pirate it. Not everybody there can afford a pc that can run the game, but they can run the first sc for free. It is the same situation for the PC Bangs. Each player has to have a battlenet ID to play it, and that isn't cheap for them. Watch the GSL on Gomtv, and see just how much they love SC2.
"Guess I don't blame em, South Korea didn't accept StarCraft 2 which pretty much killed tons of sales potential over there." Um, alot of SC1 legendary pros have begun migrating to Starcraft 2 already (NaDa, Boxer), and the prize pools for the SC2 tournaments such as GSL are waaay bigger. So are the players in the tournaments.
I would personally want Starcraft 2 but Idk... I feel Blizzard games are better on PC and should stay there. I don't want another Dragon Age case, where the gameplay is more suited for PC gaming and not console gaming.
make it happen.
It certainly played like a console game on the PC. Why not ? the more the merrier i say, but it still feels like this should stay on the PC. Don't know why, it just should.
Oh, I haven't played D3 on the PC yet, hows it similar to a console game? /s
I think he means it's just a hack and slash.
So, it is not an "IF" actually The game was just 100% confirmed for consoles, which is amazing After Metro, Withcer 2, Crysis 2, Grey Matter, Stalker 2, now Diablo 3 is jumping to consoles Now i dont miss any PC games for my 360 !!! Xbox 360 is now the complete system for me, it has it all, Project Dark, Fable, Mass Effect, Diablo, Lost Odyssey, Alan Wake, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Under Fire, Project Draco, Kingdoms, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Star Ocean, Catherine etc
Wow... so much fail in one comment. XD
It be cool if it does, I kind of like the 2nd one but couldn't play it on my PC. Had to play it at a friends house and its hard to play a PC game when your friend wants to watchs videos on it or post in some RPG game.
This doesn't confirm a Diablo 3 console release. They are trying to fill positions for a Diablo-ralated concept on consoles. This doesn't mean they are talking about Diablo 3 at all.
The PC has pretty much lost all it's top named Exclusives to the console except the MMO's. Portal 2 HL2 ep3 The Witcher 2 STALKER 2 Diablo 3 DOOM 4 Crysis 2 and the list goes on. it seems that the only PC Exclusive left is Minecraft, MMO's, Poker, and what ever DX11 only game engines currently in development. Thank god for Arma II as no console could run it."Enemy, Man, gunner, 20 meters ahead"
I think I'd love it. I like the luxury of popping in a disc, signing in with a set login, not having to deal with all their new online drm bullshit, and just chilling on my couch, controller in hand, playing on a huge, beautiful tv and kick ass surround. I love my consoles =)
I'm the same way. I'd rather play on my PS3 than my computer. Some people have some sweet gaming rigs but to each their own. Game how you wanna. I'd rather not have to deal with checking the system requirements or dealing with videocard issues like I have in the past. I always felt the diablo series would make a good console adapted game. Diablo fans rejoice at the possibility of a great series reaching more gamers.
That means, GIMPING MODE!!! that's all multiplat developers are good in. I fear the PC/PS3 version wll suffer becouse of the damn 360 like always multiplat does, KEEP THE GAMES THE SAME!!! Good luck Blizzard, don't let PC players like me in the cold, i warning you Blizzard, no gimping on the PC.
Do you honestly think the PS3 could keep up with the PC? Sure the PS3 might be more powerful than the 360, but it still uses a 5 year old video card with only 256MB of video RAM.
Consoles (especially the PS3) aren't the lowest powered machines..... PC's are. PC gamers always forget that developers program most of their games to run on LOW END PC's....PS3 is more powerful than those. So to your question of, "Do you honestly think the PS3 could keep up with the PC?" The answer is a resounding "YES".
any port wud gimp diablo 3. ps3 and 360 wud ruin this game if it goes multiplat. certain games need to stay exclusive to a certain platform and diablo 3 is definite pc only. why shud blizzard screw the game over just to port to ps3/360? madness! i hear alot of crap about how 360 gimped FFXIII. well now hear is another "FFXII gimped by console a" except this time it wont be just 360 it will also be ps3. double standard punks.
The PC version will suffer BECAUSE of these consoles. Not just because of the Xbox360. Everything you spew is about the Xbox360. Dude, BOTH these consoles gimp PC games. 512 MEGS of total memory and a 5+ year old GPU will do this.
As for the PS3 keeping up with a PC? You are correct. 150% correct...Maybe a PC from 10 years ago.... 1) When that PS3 or Xbox360 can run just 5% of its games library at [email protected] then you can talk. We won't even mention [email protected] FPS with real AA enabled. When that happens, it drops to less than 1% of those consoles total game library and those games are arcade PSN or XBL titles. When that PS3 or Xbox360 can run games on Multiple monitors (One AMD 5xxx series GPU will do this costing less than $150) Than you can talk. When that PS3 or Xbox360 can use REAL Modern Anti-Aliasing sampled above 4x in conjunction with REAL HDR at ABOVE FP64 and not using a hack called NOA32...then you can talk. Btw. The 9700PRO used HDR FP24...Back in early 2000. When that PS3 or Xbox360 can run Tessellation with Advanced Depth of Field...Then you can talk. When that PS3 or Xbox360 can run 3D in HD for games OTHER THAN XBL arcade or PSN titles... then you can talk because as of now ALL 3D games for these consoles that ARE NOT XBL OR PSN titles run 3D in SUB HD. Every single one of them. So...NO...The PS3 or the Xbox360 cannot keep up with a PC... Well maybe with this PC
can you turn the dumb down settings off?
"We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles" "Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don't intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game." I wouldn't get too excited yet kiddies...
You get an agree for that one! I cant wait for Diablo 3 and I'd really appreciate if blizzard just kept focused on the PC game and not even look towards consoles. I have all consoles and some games are just not meant for consoles like WoW and up and coming Guild Wars 2. Just imagine how gimped those games would be on a console its so full of Fail. I played dragon age on my pc which was total Win. And my frien has it on his console lool omg it was so gimped an graphics were complete fail.
Either way...I'll take my props in advance right now. :) And remember, I also told you Star Wars: TOR will be console bound as well. Bookmark this...I have predicted it. Now, Guild Wars 2....I don't know for sure that game is coming. I hope it is, and it SHOULD go to the PS3....but unfortunately I can't predict it like the others. I can only keep my fingers crossed. But yeah...Just call me the GREAT PROGNOSTICATOR and Prophet. lol Talk to you later, spinalc0rd. :)
Dude, Please read below very carefully, I even watched Blizzcon live this year and Blizzard have stated there will be no Diablo 3 for the consoles. They are exploring a Diablo-like concept(a similar game) for consoles but it wont be Diablo itself. Blizzard get awesome sales on PC and really have no need to gimp their games for consoles. Direct from Blizzard "We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles" "Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don't intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game."
I don't care if it eventually comes, but I hope it doesn't come day and date, because that would probably entail a delay on the PC version. And I can't support that! Everybody should play this on PC anyway, it's meant for it.
It has been done with other games in the past and worked really well. Take FFXI for instance I played it both on the PS2 and PC depending on my mood. I think the Diablo 3 would be better played on the PC though. That is were its fanbase is to begin with. It being on a console would just pull in more sales in the end. So really see no reason for it not to be on consoles as well.
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