Blizzard is "very serious" about bringing Diablo to consoles

By Matthew · 21 replies
Aug 18, 2011
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  1. Blizzard roused suspicions last November when it posted job listings pertaining to a "Diablo-related concept for consoles." When questioned, the developer quelled that brush fire by suggesting that nothing was…

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  2. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    As long as PC is the lead development platform like BF3 is, I'm fine with that.
  3. That's where the cash cows are. Makes sense.
  4. ....but will there be a cow level?
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Not just very serious, but very very serious. And that's only one level away from extremely serious.
  6. I wish Google would buy Blizzard so that Diablo III would be an exclusive Android game.
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Diablo was always on consoles, just never as good. I suspect D3 to be the same. It really comes down to the fact that Diablo with a controller is awful.
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    :/ There is no cow level.
  9. DeliciousPie

    DeliciousPie TS Member Posts: 41

    Bye, Blizzard.
  10. *Bobby Kotick is at the window waving
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Which is strange since the Xbox and PS2 had a few good dungeon crawlers that generation.
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    You'd figure that the next gen consoles should support a mouse.
  13. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    yeah, when it comes to consoles this is the deal breaker for me. I really hate controllers, especially for shooters.
  14. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    yeah, when it comes to consoles this is the deal breaker for me. I really hate controllers, especially for shooters.[/quote]

    I just can't play any kind of shooter game on a console. I fired up RDR on my buddy's Xbox and tried to shoot the coyotes and missed every one, badly. Then I set it up to assist my aim, and it was just too easy.

    Sorry, but nothing beats using the center mouse wheel to zoom in a 50 cal on your enemy's head.

    WASD forever, lol.
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Diablo 3 !!!!! :) idc if it comes out for nes im still gonna play it
  16. Brewskie

    Brewskie TS Rookie Posts: 28   +6

    As long as the single player mode requires a constant internet connection Diablo 3 is still nothing but spyware.

    Perhaps there are more people like me, who will NOT be buying Diablo 3 because of this requirement, is the reason they now want to put it on consoles.
  17. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    News flash: BF3 is BFBC2.5, the .5 being jets and more players. They can claim they're making BF3 with PC in mind, but in the end it plays just like BFBC2, which was made for consoles.
  18. I think it's a great idea making Diablo for the consoles. If any of you have played Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale with a Xbox 360 controller, you know it's possible to have good action-rpg controls with a pad. Granted, Daggerdale was a horrible port to the PC and generally brown, gray and boring, but the action and the controls were excellent.

    I'm actually disappointed that Blizzard doesn't seem to have the brains to make Diablo III compatible with a controller. The last thing I want, is for Diablo III to turn into WoW with 100 skills per character and 10 action-bars or whatever they call it. They should keep it simple. It is, after all, a action-rpg... Isn't it? I'm really starting to wonder.

    With all this online stuff, I'm thinking Blizzard is just half a brainfart away from making this a fullblown MMO with subscription fees and everything. They seem to focus more on making web content and services more than they focus on actually finishing the game. God forbid they stopped making money after people just buy their games!!!
  19. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    already pre-ordered Diablo III for PC, & that's it!

    If it comes to consoles, can be cool if the online play is cross-platform yet i hate it when too many people playing for free, sometimes we can have immature gamers (not necessarily kids here) that spoil the fun.

    if they do an exclusive PC version & an exclusive console version would be more than better, just let the PC version push any machine to max potential & console port be the best of their respective system. I agree that playing with a controller is no more an issue for such games, there are great similar games now that works just fine with a PS3 or Xbox controller.

    I just can't wait for D3 & by meaning the Diablo title to consoles, it can also mean a console exclusive title & not necessarily D3, that would be great for then will buy both :p

  20. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    The first Diablo was released the the Playstation and it played fairly well. Thats actually where I got my first taste of the Diablo universe.

    But even if they do release a spin off for consoles I think I still want D3 for the my PC. There are some style of game I prefer to play on the console and others that play nicer on the PC.
  21. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    sooo how will expans. work? or will they not have them or are they gonna have consule exclusive stuff? if so, screw that...
  22. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I'm with you, not even having an offline option with a second character is a big deal breaker for me. I really wanted to have some fun game on the go and it's sadly not D3. I guess Torchlight 2 will have to do :) .

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