Blizzard Exploring Possibility Of Diablo III For Consoles
These days, just about anything is fair game for multiplatform endeavors.
This even includes Blizzard, a studio that tends to stick to the PC and Mac. As most of you probably know, they're currently working on Diablo III and in the past, there have been rumors of a console version. Well, the studio is indeed exploring the possibility: after some new job listings popped up on Gamasutra - for a Lead Designer and Lead Programmer for a console version - Blizzard posted an update at the official Diablo community site:
"We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. 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 such a project. If you're passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.
Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don't intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game."
It's not really unprecedented. The original Diablo did release on the PlayStation back in 1998. Of course, in those days, it made a lot more sense to play it on PC and although Diablo III will probably still be best on PC, we would expect a console version to be comparable. Cross your fingers and we'll keep you updated.
11/15/2010 9:01:32 PM Ben Dutka