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Confirmed: Diablo 3 console version being worked on

It looks like Diablo 3 is confirmed to have people working on a console version of the game. (Diablo III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Voxelman  +   1148d ago
as long as they don't delay the PC version who cares
Karooo  +   1148d ago
Haha, you waited like 10 years for the PC version.
Marcus Fenix  +   1148d ago
yes, they better make the PC version as good as they can, I'd love 2 have a PS VITA version.
Diver  +   1148d ago
just give me move support. it owns in ruse.
SilentNegotiator  +   1148d ago
"as long as they don't delay the PC version who cares"

How much longer could Diablo Forever take? Seriously, though, they've already delayed the game a few times and I'm sure this at least has partly to do with it.
decrypt  +   1148d ago
Lol hope it doesnt turn out to be a shooter then rofl.
erathaol  +   1148d ago
I'm all giddy about Diablo III. I'm so ready to kick his butt for the 3rd time.

badz149  +   1148d ago
who doesn't see this coming from miles away?
moparful99  +   1148d ago
Diablo III console version FTW! LIke some1 said above a ps3/vita cross platform would own so hard... We gamers are so spoiled :P
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1148d ago

The usual PC elitist who's still in denial.

Everyone else already understanded that big budget games need to guarantee profits and the best way to do so is to release in every hardware available.

It's not that PC is not profitable platform or any of that crap console fanboys usually trown at PC fanboys. The thing is, if they start to put processors in toasters and blenders, big publishers will root for kitchen appliance gaming.
Darkfocus  +   1147d ago
Doubt Vita will happen...the games world is kept on a server like an MMO so portables are pretty much out of the question.
Rush  +   1147d ago

Yeah that's why EA made there biggest budget game costing around a reported 200 million a PC exclusive.

Go back to your cave troll with your none sensical PC elitist crap.
ShinMaster  +   1147d ago
How many more exclusive franchises will PCs lose to consoles?
Honest question.
grailly  +   1148d ago
exactly, I'll be getting the most complete version of the game on pc/mac I guess, but if they are the same, I may just get it for PS3 for the extra comfort of playing from a couch.

blizzard games aren't graphically cutting edge anyway
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PCgamer4ever  +   1148d ago
console games aren't graphically cutting edge anyway
grailly  +   1148d ago
that was my point... I'm not losing anything as I doubt the PC/mac version will be prettier, except for the resolution
Halochampian  +   1148d ago
or you could use your 360 controller on your PC and still get the comfort of the couch.

And PC isnt just about the graphics...
grailly  +   1148d ago
I only have a laptop, I'm not sure playing with a controller and a laptop on my lap is comfortable. and I doubt everybody with a desktop pc would be able to put a couch in front of it.

and you're right pc really isn't all about the graphics, it's more about the indies for me, but when talking to pc gamers about buying a console version I usually have the impression it suddenly gets all about graphics.
Halochampian  +   1148d ago
You could hook up your laptop to the TV and control it with a wireless controller.

why would the laptop need to be on your lap?
grailly  +   1148d ago
it would just be ugly to stretch out the graphics produced by my laptop, unfortunately. why would you want to go through all that pain if you could just buy the console game?

last bubble*
sikbeta  +   1148d ago
And here we go again, an elitist that just don't get it, not ALL is about graphics for God Sake, if people cared so much about that PS2, Wii, X360, PS3 never could have sold as much as they're selling right now, people just want to play games...
Blackdeath_663  +   1148d ago
with multiplatform games graphics have never been an issue to me i couldnt care less that skyrim looks so much worse on ps3 than pc and its laggy as fuck cus guess what im still enjoying it. and the same thing apllies with diablo, for me im not loosing anything by playing it on my console it doesnt make much difference in my opinion. i only ever take notice of graphics on exclusives because if a game is made for one console in mind it should be able to use the full graphical power of that console wich ever it may be.
andibandit  +   1147d ago
when you say "complete", do you mean complete with hackers,dupers,cheaters
Gxray  +   1148d ago
PC version has already been delayed for it :P

This game would have been out already if it wasn't being developed for consoles as well.
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lelo2play  +   1148d ago
Yep... it would be out already for PC if it wasn't being developed for consoles.

It guess it's good news for console only players.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1148d ago
Ha, really, got a link for that, or just the usual forum BS guess work?
SJPFTW  +   1148d ago
how do you know Gxray? you dont know.
moparful99  +   1148d ago
OR, and I know that I am making some revations here, Maybe its taking sooo long because acti/blizzard take their sweet @ss time with EVERYTHING they do??

You know that they have different teams workin on the console versions and they can release the pc version whenever they feel like it..
They wont delay the pc version in order to have a common release across all platforms..

Especially considering that the pc version will garner the most revenue for obvious reasons. I dont mean graphics anything else like that as its all opinion, I am refering to the long time exclusivity that pc has had for that series..
nolifeking  +   1148d ago
Who's to even say the PC and console version will ship at the same time? As memory serves, Blizzard is always late, and that's when they release only on PC.
Virtual_Reality  +   1148d ago
So, looks like this article was right:
Limit760  +   1148d ago
Didn't they announce the consoles were being worked on when the game was announced? It takes years for games to be made, you don't think they decided when they were halfway through the pc version to go.. Oh man we better start on the ps3 and 360 versions. they started at the same time.
ATi_Elite  +   1148d ago
it says lead designer for console "Diablo Project"

doesn't confirm Diablo III for consoles, could be any type of Diablo game for the consoles.
Persistantthug  +   1148d ago
Everyone knows Diablo 3 is coming to consoles...only those angry about it continue to deny it.
Old news as far as anyone SHOULD be concerned.

Those in the know or are "more advanced" on the subject, they might be wondering if BATTLE.NET is coming to consoles like Steam is for the PS3.
Vega75  +   1148d ago

OMG i hope to god they don't down grade the game just to cater to consoles and please for the love of god please optimize these games for pc gamers. i hate how dev's are shitting all over pc gamers for console ppl.

@below. I'm sorry if it seem i'm doubting blizzard and their work. it's just too many times have games been released on PC and consoles and the game isn't optimize for PC. I'm still waiting on the patch for batman AC, saint row the third, and a few others.
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LightofDarkness  +   1148d ago
Take a breath there, guy. It's been in practically PC only development for years, it's going to be fine. This is most likely just due to Activision pressuring Blizzard to bring it to consoles, knowing that the console crowd are more likely to be suckered in to buying after-market DLC and premium items in-game. I doubt it will make any real head-way on consoles anyway, they prefer slightly more "bombastic" experiences like COD (which is, I'm sure, the crowd Activision hope to attract).
Intentions  +   1148d ago
Even though Blizzard and Activsion both owned by the same company.

But yep.
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Panthers  +   1148d ago
Thats what he means. Activision bought Blizzard. Hence them pressuring Blizzard to make a console version. If this is indeed true, I hope it is made by a different developer so Blizzard wont waste time with it.
SkyGamer  +   1148d ago
Blizzard is owned by Vivendi Universal which is owned by NBC Universal which is owned by Comcast and GE. More likely that Blizzard owns Activision.
kevnb  +   1148d ago
dont worry, other blizzard games were on console too without hurting the pc version. They start on pc, if they can they go on console.
grailly  +   1148d ago
come on... it's a blizzard game we are talking about,we know it will be quality... and it's not as if blizzard games are the most graphically intensive, they are developped to run on any PC out in the last 3-5 years
Darkfiber  +   1148d ago
Haven't you seen the gameplay of the PC version? They already HAVE dumbed down the game significantly.
SolidGear3  +   1148d ago
Wrong. I'm strictly PS3 and I'd buy this day 1. I like almost everything.. Heavy Rain, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Syndicate, Resident Evil, Fallout, L.A. Noire, Catherine, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Hydrophobia, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Quake, Rage, Singularity, BioShock, Half-Life, Medal of Honor, F.E.A.R., Condemned, XCOM, Duke Nukem, Bayonetta, Yakuza, Snatcher.. You name it.. So your idea of console gamers is quite flawed..
Bladesfist  +   1148d ago
Average console gamer demographic is different compared to the average pc demographic which is different to the average DS demographic.

All platforms attract a different demographic
Bebedora  +   1148d ago
@Vega75 : Shitting on pirate copyists? Noo? Would a company do that? They are like open source or something. Wanting to give their work to others...

FYI...that was sarcasm bytheway (btw).
gigreen  +   1148d ago
I can't remember any Blizzard game setting a graphical benchmark on PC.

Sure, they're polished to perfection, have an outstanding art style but I don't see how that shouldn't be the case just because some other dev team is working on console versions.
shammgod  +   1148d ago
I hope they do, just to spite you
SJPFTW  +   1148d ago
maybe if PC gamers did not pirate these games developers would still give a fuck about you
caboose32  +   1148d ago
Do you even know how much Blizzard games sell on PC?

Starcraft 2 was at 4.5 million copies during feb. of 2011.

Stop being an ignorant baby.
gillri  +   1148d ago
meh, Dark Souls is a proper action RPG

PC only gamers can keep it.
kevnb  +   1148d ago
you dont want diablo 3 just because dark souls is a good game?
Campy da Camper  +   1148d ago
I love Dark Souls and I really want Diablo. This whole "my system gets it and I don't want yours to" is retarded. I want every gamer to have the chance to experience every game possible.
Bebedora  +   1148d ago
I find diablo overrated at this point. It has played it's course, like GoW and Uncharted has...well, I give Uncharted one more iterration, but that's IT.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1148d ago
Stop being so closed minded. I actually want to get this both on both ps3 and pc.
Bebedora  +   1148d ago
Diablo III, the demo I've seen, gives me nothing. But, ofcourse, that is me. I think the genre has been done and done and done and OVERdone too many times to feel appealing to me. So, I can understand why Blizzard is widening it's audience, to pull some extra bucks into an allredady dying brand...
Panthers  +   1148d ago
LOL No Blizzard brand is dying. They know how to keep their games going. Hell, as of right now they only have 3 universes they work from. And they have massive amounts of time between each. I mean it was over 10 years between SC and SC2. Same with Diablo 2 and 3. Blizzard puts too much care and effort into their games for them to be considered "dying"

Not like COD with its annual release of rehash garbage.
Voxelman  +   1148d ago
They are not even the same type of game...
SolidGear3  +   1148d ago
High blood pressure? No thanks.. I'd prefer Diablo III or The Witcher 2 any day on PS3.
Ser  +   1148d ago
Campy da Camper NAILED it!

I'm with you, man.
MaideninBlack  +   1148d ago
Which console?
hellvaguy  +   1148d ago
Its going to be on the only console you dont own. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
MaideninBlack  +   1148d ago
Good news actually since I have a PC. :P
hellvaguy  +   1148d ago
So then your original comment was completely useless if you dont even own one. Thanks for wasting time asking this!
jsslifelike  +   1148d ago
That doesn't even seem like a matching answer tweet. If it is, it's a rather candid answer to out something as huge as this... Peculiar.
NYC_Gamer  +   1148d ago
i have no problem with more gamers being able to enjoy the game
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Simon_Brezhnev  +   1148d ago
So is Microsoft going to open up xbl for this game?
Hicken  +   1148d ago
That remains to be seen.

Got any Russian sushi?
maniacmayhem  +   1148d ago
Why would they need to open xbl?
OcularVision  +   1148d ago
Auction houses would be one of the big reasons...
nix  +   1148d ago
Good news. But now I might pick up mac version. I can travel around n still play.the.game.
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krazykombatant  +   1148d ago
ohhh well congrats you can actually start playing games on your mac!

Welcome to the gaming world.
Mr_Bun  +   1148d ago
If I remember correctly, Diablo II let you download both Mac and PC versions seeing as battlenet allowed you to play with people on either machine

Don't be an ass
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KzXy  +   1148d ago
I wonder how the patching will work on the xbox 360s closed system infrastructure.
papashango  +   1148d ago
Blizzard games have a reputation of not being broke at launch. Even with certification testing it'll be fine
krazykombatant  +   1148d ago
Oh wow, I was never played the diablo series, but this seems fairly interesting, if any one can pull it off its Blizzard.
DFresh  +   1148d ago
Blizzard games are meant to be played on PC.
Diablo was on PS1 and didn't do that great.
I don't think Diablo 3 is going to do that well on consoles.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   1148d ago
Don't you want to see how Move is going to work with Diablo 3, I think it's a perfect match. I'm excited
vickers500  +   1148d ago
The console versions could also support keyboard and mouse if the devs aren't lazy enough.
DFresh  +   1148d ago
Disagrees are from people who have never even played a Blizzard game I bet.
Studio-YaMi  +   1148d ago
ironically,I played the PS1 version first before I tried it then on PC,haven't seen a lot of difference though tbh,yes there is a difference,but not on a whole level !

that being said,am going with the PC version unless the PS3 supports the move,then I might buy it on both of them ! win/win
KillerPwned  +   1148d ago
I heard Diablo 3 on PC is gonna be tied down a lot is this true? Like no mods (at least for awhile until someone figures out how to do it) and everything is based off of blizzards own DLC.

I have no idea if that is true just something I heard. Not surprised to hear its coming to consoles its been in demand for a long time.

I remember hearing about diablo 3 back in 9th grade I think damn its been so long.
OcularVision  +   1148d ago
If you're talking about mods like the ones in Elder Scrolls, then no. If you mean by the ones in Starcraft 2, then probably.
theeg  +   1148d ago
lol....you guys act like blizzard is going to develop it in house for console.

they'll sub it out like they did for diablo 1 (climax was the port sub i believe and it STUNK)

this is a pc game, the port to console will only be good if they wait for next gen consoles, which very well may be what they do.

why would you want to play this in sub-hd with jaggies everywhere?
ZombieAssassin  +   1148d ago
Well now if the game feels like it caters to the masses the PC elitist can blame it on consoles....like usual.
caboose32  +   1148d ago
Thats the way the world works.
Tzuno  +   1148d ago
Wow i can't wait for those crazy Achievements.
Ethereal  +   1148d ago
Ill be playing it console.
BeerBaron  +   1148d ago
Awesome now I don't have to buy a new PC :p
Jason143  +   1147d ago
system requirements are low for diablo 3. Radeon hd 5450 for $29 can run it in 1080p no problems :)
blackhammer  +   1148d ago
Still forced to play online?
2pacalypsenow  +   1148d ago
Dmd  +   1148d ago
OMG!!! YES!!! Awesome news!!!! :D
Der_Kommandant  +   1148d ago
C'mon sony, take out the wallet!!!!!
aquamala  +   1148d ago
it says there's a console "Diablo project", where did it say it's Diablo 3?
Ps3-PCgamer  +   1148d ago
probably what took so long to release. I built a new gaming rig last year and have only been playing pc games for about a year Minus Civ 4. This and Starcraft 2 are one the main reasons why I jumped on the PC Ship. Glad Console owners will be able to experience this game because it looks awesome.

I wonder if Console's will be able to play along side PC gamers online with this? Would be interesting to say the least. Will be picking this up for PC though just because it seems like its tailored for keyboard and mouse. If I can load my PC character onto my Playstation network ID then I may purchase for both.

Now when is the damn release date blizzard we've waited long enough!!! LOL
Virtual_Reality  +   1148d ago
If you mean like cross game platform, is possible.
Xbox 360 had that with Shadowrun, but it was closed because PC had an advantage over Xbox 360 players because of the controllers.

And also Minecraft, Universe at War (but using only GFWL), Lost Planet: ECC (only for GFWL). So, as you can see, is possible on Xbox 360, but PC Players have to use the horrible service of Games for Windows Live to have cross platform with Xbox 360.
So is more of a closed platform.

With PS3 and PC is different, so I can see more chances with PSN.
Portal 2, Counter Strike GO (M&K Support), DUST 514 (M&K Support) have cross platform with PC.
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LaughingFish  +   1148d ago
We kinda already knew this, seeing as Blizzard was advertising for console people on their site like a year ago. And unfortunately, it still doesn't necessarily guarantee the console version will see the light of day.

Starcraft: Ghost, anyone?
Chnswdchldrn  +   1148d ago
You console boys are total hypocrites

you bitch and moan that we have a CHANCE at getting Dark Souls, and now you're here getting excited that a PC exclusive is being ported to console

You see the PC players lamenting at the fact that its going to be downgraded if they port it?

Well its the exact same case with your reasons for not wanting Dark Souls to be ported.

Except in our case theres a very high chance the game will in fact be downgraded or limited in some way, as oppose to if it had remained exclusive. There is no negatives to porting Dark souls. There are negatives to porting Diablo 3.
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Mr402  +   1148d ago
I for one am extremely pleased with this one. PC gaming is not for me regardless of performance and the superiority of PC over consoles in capability. D3 for me will be played on 360 with my friends running a party and loot dropping happily around me as I smash the minions of evil with my tricked out barbarian. Trust me folks D3 will do awesome on consoles. Especially those that don't feel like upgrading/buying a pc to play it.
Banok  +   1148d ago
Are you people serious?!

"Especially those that don't feel like upgrading/buying a pc to play it."

The game is fucking isometric, barely 3d. a ps2 or a 10 year old computer could run this game on max settings.
Thatlalala  +   1148d ago
This is true. The whole time I played Sacred on 360 I kept wishing it was Diablo, then Torchlight came and me and my friends played that for months... Solo, yet in party chat wishing we could play together. I was going to buy D3 for PC, but now I cant wait to dungeon crawl with my Live buddies.
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Arknight  +   1148d ago
I buy almost all games for my PS3, but Diablo has to be played on my PC...it just isn't right any other way, lol!

Now, if Blizzard were to release another "Lost Vikings"; that would be a whole other story!!
sonicsidewinder  +   1148d ago
Well look who couldn't resist!
Bundi  +   1148d ago
Meh. Overrated series. Bring on the witcher 2.
Studio-YaMi  +   1148d ago
Jason143  +   1148d ago
problem is console gamers wont play this for 10yrs etc they game for a month knock out achievements/trophies then they move on. im glad people can play it but its clearly an easy choice to get pc on this one. i still play diablo 2 and it hasnt died down much over 10yrs
Ser  +   1148d ago
Says you.

I was going to get this for my PC, but now it's going straight into my PS3.

People that say things along the lines of "lol console players won't play it for long" are just plain silly. I play plenty of old games on my PS3 from launch. I also still play Guild Wars, CSS, and LOTRO on my PC.

The amount of time people spend with games differs from person to person. A PC player could just as well stop playing after a couple of months if he or she doesn't like the game.

Stop with the anti-consoler rubbish.
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Jason143  +   1147d ago
your wrong plain and simple.
Ser  +   1147d ago
Yeah, whatever, pal. You can't use fanboyism to back up your argument. That doesn't work.
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