Rumor: Diablo 3 Coming to Consoles?

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The Sundering has begun, people! One of the surest signs of the apocalypse, as foretold in the forbidden tome the Necronomicon, is the debut of a Blizzard title on home consoles. Long has the realm of this developer been the PC world, but according to a recent uncovering by Gamasutra, the winds of change are blowing.

While it’s safe to say that this is firmly in the rumor category, job postings by Blizzard point pretty strongly towards a console version of the upcoming hack-and-slash RPG Diablo 3. Normally these sorts of things are kind of ambiguous, but the phrase “prior experience in console game development” with an “extensive knowledge of Diablo” is kind of specific. Blizzard has never confirmed nor denied the possibility of Diablo 3 showing up on the Xbox 360 or the PS3, so keep that in mind when you pick up the torches and pitch forks on your way to California.

To editorialize a bit here, I’m sure that the fervent PC-playing masses are going to blow this thing out of proportion and claim that Diablo 3 will be “dumbed down” for the console players, but the more people who get to play Diablo, the better. I played the junk out of Diablo 2, and in this day and age, it’s more economically viable for people to have a console than an up-to-date gaming rig. I’m sure that the PC version of Diablo will be handled with due care by Blizzard. They know which side their bread is buttered on.

What do you guys think? Of all of Blizzard’s franchises, isn’t Diablo 3 the best suited for a console transition? If it came out on the Xbox 360 or PS3, would you get it? Doesn’t Gamasutra sound like a dirty word?

Source – Gamasutra

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10 thoughts on “Rumor: Diablo 3 Coming to Consoles?”

  1. Blasphemy! Blizzard doesn’t make console games! Diablo is a clicking game not a Right Trigger/R2 clicking game! But I suppose you’re right Mitch in that it would be the easier title to convert to.
    lol. Consoles…prepare to be patched weekly!

  2. @jerry jiggler

    I think there’s a large difference here between a $330 “normal settings” computer and an up-to-date gaming rig.

    Moving on to the actual story, though, I’d still prefer to get it on a PC, no doubt. In my experience, switching controls like that never seems to go too well, except for a few instances. I’m going to need an update, very soon.

  3. I’m not a Diablo fan by any stretch but the fear of a dumb-downed game is certainly a legitimate one. However, it would be interesting to see a robust PC game ported to consoles rather than the other way around for once lately. This could be good for a lot of people!

  4. This would be totally sweet as a diablo fan who hasn’t updated his pc in awhile i would buy it 4 times on ps3, 1 for me and the rest for my friends for co-op

  5. Call me crazy but I am having visions of myself as a 10 year old seeing Diablo 1 available for hire on the playstation 1 in a blockbuster all those years ago…

  6. I’m intrigued to see what it will be like, I still remember playing Diablo 1 on my playstation so it’s not like this is first time this series has been on a console. Seriously Diablo 1 came out on the Playstation 1, that’s how I was introduced to the magnificent series.

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