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Blizzard Exploring Diablo Concept for Consoles

Monday brought reports that Blizzard is exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles, however the company stressed that it wasn't an official console announcement.

Various news outlets discovered that Blizzard threw up several job openings for Lead Programmer, Console, Senior Producer, Console, and Lead Designer, Console, all of which were listed under the Diablo III heading. As the news began to spread, Blizzard jumped on the forums to offer an official explanation.

"As some of you may have seen over on the Diablo III home page, we’re currently exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles," said the company. "As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in contributing to such a project."

Blizzard also wanted to reassure PC gamers that Diablo for Windows and Mac comes first. "We have no intention of allowing a console interpretation to delay or otherwise affect the release of the game," Blizzard said. "If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the Diablo team, then head over to the job posts to check out the requirements and submit an application."

Sorry, but Diablo III needs to be on console with the a cross-platform ability, allowing the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamer to hack alongside PC and Mac players. It would be a world united: console, Mac and PC gamers slicing, dicing and holding hands like never before.

Ok maybe not.

  • dillyflump
    Bad Idea, keep games like this away from consoles. Compared to the PC consoles are very limited on capability, which means dumbing the game down graphically and they way it's controlled to fit on a console platform.
  • XD_dued
    So...I'm glad game's graphics haven't improved for the past few years despite better hardware.

    I wonder why?

  • kermee
    Stop investigating consoles; Finish Diablo III already.
  • adamboy64
    Well, if Blizzard do the math and they think it's profitable, they should definitely go for it.
  • agnickolov
    Kevin ParrishSorry, but Diablo III needs to be on console with the a cross-platform ability ...Certainly not!
  • matt314
    Diablo was on PSOne!
  • impulsefire911
    no, if blizzard does this then what will pc gamers have left? absolutely nothing. Consoles are what is limiting the pc because of all the restrictions. thats why all pc games now are console ports EXCEPT for the tiny few companies smart enough to realize how much better and superior the pc is, lets not mention the community is a bit more mature as its not full of 8 and 12 year old nostalgic spoiled brats
  • Travis Beane
    As long as it allows mouse/keyboard controls. :)
    Final Fantasy: Dirge Of Cerberus was a PS2 were you could use a mouse. :)

    I remember playing Diablo, it was fun a as hell. Then Diablo 2 was released. That took away many hours of my life. I rocked a pimping Paladin. The expansion came out, more of my life gone as a druid.
    I really hope they don't spoil the amazing franchise, but if done properly, I can easily see it being on consoles.
    Just hopefully they become a little more mod friendly.
  • Dirtman73
    So I take it this means console players will see a version of Diablo sometime around 2020?
  • soccerplayer88
    matt314Diablo was on PSOne!
    As well as the original Warcraft game. This isn't something new to Blizzard.

    Multi-platforming? No thanks. I'd rather not be divulged into the realms of Xbox and Playstation fans.

    They've already said that this platform game won't be Diablo 3.