Diablo 3 Console Version Already Operational

By Pete Haas 2 years ago discussion comments
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Blizzard hasn't given up on the idea of bringing their action RPG Diablo 3 to consoles. Chief creative officer Rob Pardo admitted in a new interview that the development team already has the game running on other platforms.

"We're still kind of exploring it," Pardo told Polygon. "We've got builds up and running on it. We're hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we're not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it's looking pretty cool."

It's no secret that they've been "exploring" a console D3. They admitted such as early as last year. Blizzard's been silent on the subject since the game launched on PC and Mac back in May, though. Glad to hear that they haven't given up on a port.

Blizzard has said in the past that a console version of the action RPG would be an "exciting opportunity." They did express reservations about the hoops they'd need to jump through in order to release the game on those platforms, though. The expenses might be enough to discourage them from a port.

It seems like D3 would fit well on consoles. The controls are suited to a gamepad. The only thing that wouldn't really work on consoles is the Auction House, specifically the one that lets you purchase items for real-world money. Convincing Sony and Microsoft to sign off on that feature might be more trouble than it's worth.

While they mull over a console D3, Blizzard is working on new content for the PC/Mac version. They're currently developing an expansion pack for an unknown release date.
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