Diablo 3 is headed to Playstation 3 and 4

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Brace yourselves, because today is unofficially Playstation 4 day. We finally got official confirmation on the console last night, sans any imagery of the device itself, as well as a whole heap of next-gen games that will be debuting on the device. One current-gen game that is arriving on the Playstation 3 and 4 consoles though? Why, it’s good ol’ El Diablo 3.

Announced by Blizzard last night at the New York event, the developer says that started a “strategic partnership” with Sony and have plans for “world domination”. Beyond that, nothing else was really shown. No gameplay footage, no explanation as to how exactly the world of Sanctuary would play on the consoles or what kind of user interface we could expect from the game. What we do know, is that all the latest patches, events and updates to the game will be included. Single and multiplayer will be a given, alongside some local co-op modes as well.

Naturally, quite a few PC gamers are more than a tad bit miffed at this news, citing that their Diablo was dumbed down for the third game, in order to appeal to a mass market of console gamers, which led to this comment on the Diablo 3 forums, via Kotaku:

Diablo 3 was setup to be a console game.

The reason only 4 players are allowed into a game is for 4 controllers.

The reason the quests make you walk in a linear closed circuit as opposed to big open worlds, is to keep your buds next to you on the same screen.

The reason for no skill points or complicated number crunching? To make console players happy.

The reason you have 4-5 skills on your bar at once? Very easy to use an Xbox/Ps3 controller to use skills.

The reason no runes / complicated item mechanics exists. Simply wouldn’t be fun for console gamers.

The reason you can’t host a named game? Auto join for console users.

The reason for achievements in game? It’s popular among console / COD fans.

The reason for passive skills? Perks like Call of Duty uses. Everyone unlocks perks and uses their favorite ones.

PC gamers are just beta testing for the console release so it wont be full of bugs. That’s how ActiBlizz intends to make the real money.

Also explains why the game doesn’t have VoIP for Pc gamer chat.

Diablo 3 is the modern Call of Duty of ARPG’s.

Blizzard is promising more details come PAX East from March 22-24, where the game will be properly demoed.

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  • Banana Jim

    At least console gamers will be able to play it offline, rather thsn be slaves to the netcode….

    • Banana Jim

      Or we can hope… (aargh too tired to write)

      • Lardus

        I seriously doubt it. If they get offline and I don’t I will vandalise some of ActiBlizz’s buildings in the next 2 years. *Since all the kak reasons used to ruin the game for us are still “valid”*

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    And not a fuck, was given (by me) hahaha ERROR 37 beeeeep, blip. PS. Awesome list :)

  • Deon Steyn

    Diablo 3 = 3
    Ps3 and Ps4 is 3+4 = 7
    3 and 7?

    Error 37!

    • Banana Jim

      LMAO

    • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

      Win!

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      BRILLIANT!

    • Sir Captain Rincethis

      Bells for you!

    • Hondsepop

      Unbelievable. Classic.

    • FoxOneZA

      Hahahaha!

    • ElNicko

      Comment of the week

    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      Comment of the week.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Dude, you win the internet

    • Snormossel

      Coincidence? I think not!

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      How you got to that, I’d love to know! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ged7iaKN1qkqwol.gif

    • CodeScarwls

      haha :)

  • Lardus

    “Diablo 3 was setup to be a console game” – All those arguments quoted make 100% sense. I am a cross-platform player. I have an XBox and a PC. I hate it when they mess up a game for the one platform to cater for the other platform! Like D3. Some control schemes work for both with minor adjustments, others would not work unless they are “completely different”

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      Yup. Just create for PC and port to console. It’s the only way everyone wins. Why that changed is just simply restarted.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    This was a cute moment.

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      HAHAAHAHA! Yeah, cute :)

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I can just imagine LC raging about this…

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Why? It’s going to go make console players life hell. Let them have it. The game is sh*te. Let them battle and curse and scream.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      BUT, while we are on the topic, yeah the game sucked ballz because they planned to release a dumbed down console game anyway. PC was just to up sales. It was never meant to be played on PC and it is clear with how there are no skill points, no complex rune system, COD style perks more like! BAH. They took us for a freaking ride man

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    But how to CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK???

    • ElNicko

      lets see a playstation controller take that kind of abuse and live to tell the tale

    • Deon Steyn

      Maybe if you hold L1 and R2 while holding x?

      • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

        Or maybe all them stupid buttons and see how it crashes :)

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Actually, if you hold your shift key (If I remember) on your keyboard and hold in your mouse button for attack it does a constant attack while standing in one place.

      So there is your mechanic for console already built in. Pre-meditated console gaming right there man

    • Reaver

      PRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESSPRESS?

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        As long as it doesn’t become TAPTAPTAPTAPTAP and FAPFAPFAPFAP

        • Helter_Skelter

          Hahahahaha, that might be the Dead or Alive games, for some. :P

          • Deon Steyn

            Dead or Alive + Touchpad? Possibilities abound

    • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

      There’s something on the horizon that I’m enjoying quite a lot. Path of Exile. It’s in open beta, check it out :)

  • Tarisma

    I implore you please save your money do not waste it on this rubbish

    • Melasco

      I wont, not again anyways :(

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    Now everyone can enjoy the bit of crap that is Diablo 3. Welcome to the fold PS players!

    • Deon Steyn

      I still can’t believe how much I looked forward to Diablo 3 after the brilliance that was Diablo 2

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Don’t worry man. We were all caught blindsided.

        As they’d say in Afrikaans:

        Ons was vir n vuile gevat

  • http://www.facebook.com/daryl.eksteen Daryl Eksteen

    I love the header!

  • Lardus

    Game won’t be complete for the PS4 launch in any case. Still needs 2 more years to get out of Beta.

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