OXM UK: "Blizzard's loot-littered dungeon slog is almost definitely coming to consoles, subject to delays, retractions, and the slim possibility that it might eventually not. Here's why I'm simultaneously thrilled and suspicious."
blahh sure hope d3 does not come to 360
Why not? So long as its development process won't compromise the the PC/MAC version coming out next week, (which it can't at this point), or future expansions of Diablo, it can go anywhere they want.
I agree that I don't care if it comes to a console as long as it doesn't hinder the PC version, but when has a game that came to consoles NOT hindered the PC version? They always bork something on the PC version because they have to make it work on the console versions as well. That' most likely the reason you can only play with 4 other people. I'm sure we'll find some other features in the game that were changed on the PC version because they're making it on consoles as well once we get the whole game.
Maybe you people should stop blaming consoles and look at the developers/publishers. Exclusive games can be better because of only focusing on one platform, but quite frankly, at this point of the consoles life cycles, most developers have a pretty good grip on all platforms. So if they decide to spread the focus it shouldn't be causing problems to either version. If it turns out bad, people need to stop making excuses for said devs, it's their own fault.
Alot of people who were avid diablo 1 + 2 players will tell you that the game is very... Restricted in a way that suggests consolization. Thats all im upset about, I couldnt care less if there was never a PC exclusive ever again, but gimping games makes me want to spend less and less on gaming.
I'm dying to play this game so i'll get it for my low specs pc... that's better than waiting ^^
Blizzard have made several statements that they are committed to creating a Diablo game for current gen consoles. That's not the same as making Diablo 3 for consoles. Blizzard are very conscious of their IPs and I really don't think they would do a straight port. I believe they would redesign the game to be better suited for console controllers
Now why would you say that? Is that your fanboy hope and dream? I would like it to come to consoles seeing that it looks like it will be an amazing game. I've never played any of them cause i'm not a PC gamer like that but I hope they do release it on consoles so we all can enjoy it.
Good chance it won't come.
People said the same thing about witcher2 ;)
witcher 2 got delayed big time before finally coming out. Witcher 2 on console was also something they talked about alot, diablo 3 is mostly just speculation and job postings.
And look how Witcher 2 turned out. It was a terrible port and the PC looks 1000 times better than the console version. The devs should've at least waited until next-gen to port it over.
nope. witcher 2 on the 360 is a good game, sorry idiot
Genghis, in what post did he say Witcher 2 was a bad game on the 360? All he said was that the PC version LOOKS better...
Regent of the mask, you continue to post the most idiotic statements and comments on here, and thats saying something! Again, one would think someone who names himself after a brilliant character would have some degree of respect or intelligence. You do not.
@Regent_of_the_Mask. Witcher 2 as a terrible port? Considering the fact the port is one of the best looking console games (and surpassing even many PC games in the aesthetics), and even includes some improvements over the original version - then I'd like to know what your high standards for a non-terrible port are. On topic: Torchlight nailed the control scheme on consle, no reason Diablo 3 can't achieve the same.
Blizzard have not confirmed that a console version is coming out for sure. However Blizzard have confirmed that there is a team working on the console version, if they like the outcome they will release it. They are the kind of company who will not release a game they are not totally happy with how it is turning out, even if they have invested a lot in it, they have done before in the past.
Don't really care if it goes to consoles, won't stop me playing it first on PC. Also controllers won't have a hard time playing these types of ARPGS, remember Champions of Norrath on PS2? That was a great game and controlled very well!
Freakin loved Norrath. I don't like the always online DRM, and I'm wondering if that would be present in the console version. I hope that it wouldn't be, but that the same time it would be unfair for PC owners if we console owners didn't also have to deal with it.
No console game has a DRM (that isnt an MMO at least, and most of the console MMO's are kinda rubbish and have a single player mode anyway). Its one of the selling points of consoles; fully capable offline machines.
Dungeons and Dragons, Baldur's Gate and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Those all worked great. If they cant pull it off, they obviously suck at programming lol.
I played and loved Torchlight on PC, but the controls on the 360 version were better imo.
This would be a perfect game for the Move. Sony should have reached some agreement with Blizzard to make it exclusive on consoles- or at the very least, time exclusive- and used it to promote the use of the Move.
Move would not be very practical in a game that not only requires hotkeys for spells, attacks and such but also because of the amount of enemies you would be hacking your arm at, lol. Think about some of the bosses on Inferno and just swinging a million times. Doesn't sound very fun to me with the Move at all.
Diablo 3 doesn't require many keys for the spells/attacks. I played the beta. They've made it so there are only like 7 buttons needed. The Move/nav controller has more than that. You had the two mouse buttons, the 5 number keys and then maybe a couple others like shift, tab, etc that weren't really essential but could be placed on the other buttons. It's really not a big deal to me. I play on PC. I don't even have the Move. I just think if they're going to try and port this to consoles, you're going to want something like the Move so you have the ability to quickly and accurately point to things on the screen. What other console controller is capable of doing that? Not a normal controller with analog sticks. You sure as hell aren't going to use the Kinect. I just think Sony could have made a play for Diablo 3 being the best console version due to having a controller that would work better than anything MS could do. As always though, I prefer to play it on PC.
Torchlight used the controller scheme very well, I thought.
Oh man, let the console babys play CoD. Diablo is a true PC Game.
YEah, dungeon crawlers are soooooo HAIRDCARE, me-aaaaaan! Dose consLOL loosers cant handle it! /s Come now, really? Most PC gamers play The Sims and WoW, ya know. Should I imply all PC gamers are "casual babies" for it? Oh, and does that mean Dark Souls shouldn't come to PC, then? Because you don't seem to think games should be on PC AND console. I hope it isn't too hardcore for you. lol
uhh....How is WoW casual?
WoW is as casual or hardcore as you want it to be.. i played it for a bit once in a while and never got past level 26, just did a few quests here and there and when i got higher level did a little exploring. so WoW is a hardcore casual game lol
The only thing I can see is what if Blizzard wants to implement a new type of Battle.net on consoles? Look at what happened with steamworks. I would be shocked of Blizzard didn't want cross platform play with PC and consoles.
Yes, Probably the biggest issue with D3 on consoles is Battle.net and the real money auction house, doubt Sony or MS would allow that without a significant cut, I guess they could just omit it, but maybe this is what is holding up any confirmation.
I think Diablo 3 would work very well on consoles. After playing the beta, you could easily put the mouse attack buttons as the triggers, 4 skills mapped to the controllers four bottons and move with the left analogue. I could see it happening. But hey, Blizzard are looking into it. The only thing console would probably lose is the Auction House using real money. Apart from that, it could be great.
they also though STARCRAFT64 would have been a good idea. It may work but i'm sure that alone is making them second guess themselves. I really do hope it comes to consoles, Witcher 2 did it quite well
Having spells that require you to pick a specific spot to cast would be hard to do on console (I'm thinking spells like the jar of spiders for WD). I mean, you can use the right analog but it would probably be really hard/slow to maneuver....
As far as controller goes, Blizzard should incorporate M&K support for the PS3 version since it's possible without an adapter. I have my doubts though, since UT3 is sadly the only known game that uses it. One of the reasons why most developers don't incorporate it into their games is due to the unfair advantage of a M&K over controlpads. Since Diablo3 isn't a multiplayer competition game, I don't see why not. Dust 517 was confirmed to support M&K from what I read recently.
The bad to me is the constant online connection required even for SP games and private games.
I think it be better off being on PS3 or both systems. Seeing how their is most likely alot of people that want to play it on both sides.
and yet somehow your opening line is that it is better off on ps3. . . ??
Don't be too hard on him. He doesn't even know which 'there' to use.
maybe xbox 720, wii u and ps4 new consoles will be out this year don't see blizzard trying to compromise the quality/framerate or making a sub-hd game, they never bothered with starcraft 2 or wow.
Eh, Diablo 3 isn't exactly a striking example of amazing graphics. The game looks ok, but unless their engine for the game just didn't transfer to consoles, there is no reason for a port (if there is one) to look much different from a PC version, save resolution. PS3/360 should be able to at least manage near full AA/etc. 720p 60fps on this game. Not that I care, definitely going for the PC version myself.
Wii U might be out this year, as for the next XBOX and PS console...I think you are over-reaching.
Wii-U is not much better then a XBOX or PS3, at least from what i read around the interwebz (but we won't know for sure until it comes out) so in theory, if it can run well on the WII-U then the other 2 should handle it
I feel like reading this made me down right ignorant... title has nothing to do with what's in the actual article -.- . Besides the thumb stick comment and that was really it, severely doubt this will happen. Blizzard isn't known for ruining integrity of their games so they can be on consoles.
Warcraft and Starcraft both had cash grab console ports. You don't know what you're talking about. World of Warcraft also catered to the casuals and dumbed down the content immensely to the point where new raid bosses were killed the day they were released and progression merely became who could log on to kill the boss fastest. I wouldn't use the word integrity in the same sentence with Activision-Blizzard.
My PS1 version of Diablo says hi.
That wasn't exactly blizzard back then pal . Company was brand new back then and was actually Condor. So um yea... your ps1 copy proves nothing.
Even if they implemented consoles, what about Battle.net? Or are they going to utilize the local console services? It would be nice if they could do cross-platform, but let's see what it brings first.
Pc servers dont really shut down. Consoles dont live as long as Blizz games. Hell been playing Diablo 2 for 11yrs. Ea shuts servers down in a yr these days haha. This is good for those who cant afford a decent pc but this belongs on pc none the less.
hope they figured out the controls on console, this could have more people playing dungeon crawlers...
Blizzard couldn't release a quality console port if their life depended on it.
PC elitists are the worst kind of fanboys ever to crawl Mother Earth.
It simply will not happen, the PS3 and 360 are in their downspin cycle now and Blizzard isn't going to risk working on a title that will not be a total gangbuster seller. If anything, they may work towards the next generation console for a release if they do it at all.
Don't get why this article only mentions xbox. If it comes to consoles it will be on both systems... smells alittle flame baity. Hopefully it really does come to consoles and everyone is able to experience the beast that is diablo.
I doubt that D3 would come to 360 if MS couldnt even compromise with square. It would probably be PS3 Only.
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