Don't Rule Out Diablo III For Consoles
At first, Blizzard would only confirm that the freshly announced Diablo III would come for the PC and Mac, much to the chagrin of many a console owner. However, not all hope is lost; a recent Guardian interview with Blizzard COO Paul Sams and a Eurogamer interview with Vice President of Game Design Rob Pardo has shown there's always a chance...
In Sams' words, in answer to whether or not the third Diablo would come to a next-gen console, he told The Guardian "he doesn't know yet." In further elaboration, Sams said it would depend mostly on whether or not "console owners would allow PC players to play against console gamers" - which might be interpreted in a variety of ways - and if the team can make the gameplay experience "the same" on consoles, especially where control is concerned. We can understand not wishing to sacrifice quality with multiplat releases (a philosophy some developers have yet to embrace), and seems to be the crux of the issue: and as Sams says, "we aren't willing to compromise."
In the interview with Pardo, he admitted that it's "theoretically possible" and that Diablo III would be "the easiest game to translate, but it would still take a bit of work." So, what do you say, console gamers? Do you want this game bad enough...? Think Blizzard will hand it over?
Related Game(s): Diablo III
7/6/2008 Ben Dutka