Diablo III coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 September 3rd

By on June 6, 2013, 1:00 PM

Activision Blizzard announced that its popular action role-playing game Diablo III is coming to the PlayStation 3 a while back, and now it has finally given a release date: September 3rd. In addition, the company also revealed that it is dropping the game on the Xbox 360 on the same date.

Of course, Diablo is a game made for the PC, so Blizzard will have to make some pretty serious adjustments to make it work on consoles. The company says it is tailoring the experience to a gamepad, which could lead to some fundamental shifts in the core gameplay, but time will tell exactly how it chooses to go about making it play well without changing too much about what makes Diablo tick.

Describing the reworked gameplay, Blizzard said it will feature a new dynamic camera system, a revamped user interface, and a control scheme that the company calls "intuitive." 

Another promise for the console version of Diablo III relates to added content and fixes for bugs that initially made their way into the PC version. The company didn't explicitly mention whether the Paragon levels, which allows players to expand their character beyond the base level cap, will be included in the console version.

As previously announced, the game is also coming to the PlayStation 4, although unsurprisingly there's no release date for that version yet since Sony hasn't revealed exactly when when their next-generation console is coming out. It's also unclear if a version for the Xbox One is in the works.




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davislane1 davislane1 said:

"The company didn't explicitly mention whether the Paragon levels, which allows players to expand their character beyond the base level cap, will be included in the console version."

There were a lot of failures with the PC release of this game. Not carrying over the Paragon system to the console ports would take away one of the few redeeming qualities this game actually has. I'd be amazed if they axed it for the consoles.

1 person liked this | treetops treetops said:

Not surprised with its 4 button setup, it seemed like a console port from the start and with the world of warcraft cool downs, bleh

Guest said:

Great so they work on this instead of fixing the pc version? FIX THAT FIRST

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Great so they work on this instead of fixing the pc version? FIX THAT FIRST

What needs fixing, I haven't played it in a while.

Alpha Gamer Alpha Gamer said:

It would be awesome if they allowed the pc users to use a gamepad too. My wrist hurt like ***** when I play this game.

dennis777 dennis777 said:

If this does not require an always online and no auction house = pure win

then again 4 players in a single console means same drop loots for all :P

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