Rumour – Diablo 3 will be an offline game on Playstation 
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Darryn Bonthuys
February 26, 2013 at 9:00 am

Diablo 3

If there was one component of Diablo 3, one factor that really drove fans Barbarian mad, it had to be that the game required a constant internet connection in order to be played. A connection that inevitably had some issues with lag and consistency. Sure, it had some benefits in the form of co-operative play, but sometimes, people just want to be alone when they slay their way through Sanctuary. The game is now on the way to PlayStation platforms, and it looks like it may be going offline for those gamers.

“You can have four people on the same screen – no split-screen, we just zoom the camera out. Or if you’re offline…” said Sony’s John Hight before being interrupted by GameTrailers host Geoff Keighley in a post-PlayStation Meeting interview that BlizzPlanetGaming picked up on via Eurogamer. So what does that derailed train of thought mean? Offline four-player co-op perhaps?

Always online was also a feature that helped keep the real money attitude of the Diablo 3 auction house intact and safe, but whether that function will be available on the Playstation 3/4, is unknown right now. Speaking more about the port, Hight mentioned that the progress on the PS3 version of the game was “much further along” than on the PS4, but seeing as how that console is only out way later in the year, it’s not too surprising to hear that.

But if Diablo is really going to have offline capabilities, it’s going to be a move that can really help sell the game for that platform.

And most likely piss off PC gamers even further.

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Theo-Steenekamp/100000464298189 Theo Steenekamp

    So glad I stopped playing that overrated piece of shit. Fan boys come at me but PoE is doing everything right that blizzard couldn’t.

    • Deon Steyn

      Maybe but it’s not like path of exile if coming to the PS3 soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1238654153 James Brawn

    If this is offline and I can just click away, like in Diablo 1 and 2, for hours on end, I’ll be happy.

  • http://twitter.com/D4RKL1NG Martin du preez

    The butthurt on the Blizzard forums are AMAZING!

    • umad?

      I distinctly recall Blizzard telling us that the Always online requirement was not a DRM, therefore they should do the same on a PS3/4, because the same benefits of always online should apply to the console.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Of course it was for DRM purposes. The funny thing? This means they must believe there is no piracy on console. The poor poor delusional people of Blizzard

    • Banana Jim

      I’m digging through the forums now and the masses are revolting!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    What…the….FRACK!?

    Offline!? Seriously? They get offline but PC guys have to suffer latency while playing alone!? YOu have got to be kidding me!

    Words cannot describe the anger…. I… Just… GAAAAAAAAH

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      XD

  • Deon Steyn

    At the height of Diablo’s power he could terminate the consciousness of any hero at will leaving the mark of 37 on their forehead. During the first assault against Dibalo the Master Race weakend him enough so that the second wave will not have to fear this from Diablo.

    I guess we Pc gamers to thank for all their bile and hatred towards Bilzzard.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    If this is true and console does get offline mode then this is even more proof that the game was developed with the console in mind and that the PC guys were just a test run

    If you can make boatloads of cash off of a test run then why the hell not right Blizzard?

    You money hungry, greedy…..

    And you know what else? There next game will probably be console exclusive. Why? Because they will claim that we PC gamers are too whiny and pirates and and and. Forgetting that the only reason the console guys didn’t hate on them as much was because they didn’t but hurt them to begin with!

  • VR

    Whoa!

    I’d buy it for offline co op play!

  • Hondsepop

    Off the topic…anybody know why I can’t comment through Google Chrome (this comment provided by Firefox). All comments grey with no comment bar, no avatars showing.

    Regarding this Diablo 3 article…………..aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.

    • matthurstrsa

      I’m on Chrome and it works fine for me?

  • fred

    Is it worth getting for the ps3 ?

  • BeatzByChrisBrown

    When Blizzard merged with Activision -> RIP Blizzard
    When Bioware merged with EA -> RIP Bioware
    Money is the only driving factor behind every decision, even if it’s anti-consumer.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    Gee, will this be able to turn it into a decent game?

  • OVG

    Because one really needs 8gigs of RAM to see the full graphical potential of the Over Top View of a point click hack hack hack hack slash loot game.

    SIs man. Imagine if the PS3 had a launch title that was on the PS2?… for $60 on BLU-RAY. Thats kuk man. They should just release Angry Birds with PS4 while they are at it.

  • Melasco

    Still wont play it…. Online or offline, still a crappy game…

  • Lardus

    This would be a travesty of the highest order! If they would migrate the PC to off-line as well, I would accept it, else I will NEVER buy a Blizzard game again EVER!

  • Henk Malan

    “And most likely piss of PC gamers even further.”

    Grammar Nazi alert: off

    (pun intended) :-P

  • Squeege

    Oh man this is going to cause a commotion of note, clearly PC gamers are no longer the focus for Diablo because it was such a big f#@# up so now they just venturing into other moneymaking avenues. Please warn console gamers of this pitfall!!!!!