Diablo III Coming to PS3 and PS4

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Diablo III Coming to PS3 and PS4
Diablo III Coming to PS3 and PS4

Now that Diablo’s out of the bag, I just want to say that we’re stoked to be bringing Diablo III over to PlayStation. We got our start in console games, and a bunch of us, myself included, have been looking forward to this day for a very long time.

We’re putting a lot of work into doing Diablo III right for PS3 and PS4. All of the upgrades we’ve made to the PC version since launch will be included. On top of that, we’re completely redeveloping the interface, controls, and camera so that the traditional Diablo hack-and-slash, loot-collecting, dungeon-crawl feels natural and fun with a controller in your hands.

I know a lot of people will have a lot of questions about the game, and we look forward to getting into all of that as development progresses. For now, I just want to say thanks to all of you who kept pushing us to get back to console, and please come check out the game at PAX East if you’re in Boston in late March.

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  • welcome blizzard to playstation nation

  • can users who purchased this game through battle.net play it on PS3/PS4?

  • Did you guys ever consider the Vita? Playing the PS1 version of Diablo on a handheld is still very enjoyable.

  • Cool. Looking forward to it.

  • This is good news. Since I got my PS3, I have been doing all of my gaming on it, and I doubt my PC will even run Diablo III. I’m glad to be able to play it on my PS3. Any word on a tentative release date?

  • I know you can’t give a lot of details, but I wanted to say that I’m very excited about this release. I own the PC version and I’ll buy the PS3 or PS4 version whenever it comes out. My only concern is being able to play on PS4 if I buy on PS3, since it seems likely that the PS3 version will come out first based on what was said on Gametrailers after the announcement. I guess it’s too early to speculate about that, though.

    I’ve played just about every loot-driven dungeon crawler available with my wife. We even got into PSO on Gamecube and Baldur’s Gate on PS2. Diablo 3 will be the best game possible for us to play together. This is a dream announcement for us. Thank you for making this decision!

  • Definitely considering this for PS4. :3

  • Great to see you guys in the console space!

  • SPYstation4 is not for me but if the price is right i will check it out on ps3

  • blizzard I am a huge fan of diablo and other games you make I knew you could not stay away from console forever take as much time as you need to work on this game and the day it comes out I hope I can buy it from the psn store on day one again THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU NEVER LET ME DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • That’s really awesome. Thanks Blizzard.

  • i might have missed it, but is this one going to be a sony exclusive?

  • very good decision :)

  • Cool. My big worry is that the DRM of needing to be constantly online even in single-player will persist even on consoles, that is what kept me away from considering ever getting the PC version. My router/internet connection goes down far too often for that to be anything but a non-starter, and even if that wasn’t the case it’s an invasive idea that shouldn’t be needed at all in any circumstances on a closed platform like a console.

    But I am glad Blizzard is developing for consoles again. Warcraft 2 and Diablo on the PS1 were actually better games than the PC versions in certain ways, perhaps to make up for the hassles of using a controller rather than a mouse. Speaking of which, it would be nice if those PS1 games could be added to the Classics library on PSN, it should make you a bit of easy cash.

  • If “ALWAYS ONLINE” DRM is forced on us even in single player and/or couch co-op Then… No Thank you.

    Keep Diablo 3’s always online Drm the hell (No pun intended) away from consoles.
    My .02

  • WOW. Just WOW. And also…WoW? ;)

  • DIABLO 1 WAS THE REASON I BOUGHT A PLAYSTATION……………….WELCOME BACK GUYS…… I’VE MISSED YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH

  • Damn, Blizzard sure is getting a lot of heat from the PC crowd about this!

    I have never played a Diablo game before, so I am definitely excited to hear more about part 3 on PS3.

  • Go go Dual-Stick running / shooting love! :)

  • Diablo 3 is an okay game, but had so many issues with it that made me quit playing it. The difficulty level pretty much forces you to spend real money in the auction house, when you get to harder difficulties.

    The couch co-op is pretty awesome, but I won’t be buying this game again unless it retails for like 20 bucks.

  • I had fun with Diablo 3, think I had spent 100+ hours just on my Wizard but from time to time my PC didn’t seem to run it perfectly as I hoped. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this, especially if there is trophies. :)

    To be honest, I almost flipped when I saw Chris Metzen on stage, but deep down inside I knew it was going to be this announcement. I was hoping for something that hasn’t been released, like StarCraft Ghost. Either way though, I’m interested in what the future holds for Blizzard on consoles. Hopefully more console experiences. Only reason I have a gaming PC is for Blizzard games.

  • @2 lol Blizzard Entertainment has big and wealthy history with PlayStation.. in Fact diablo made for this platform the 2nd time Core old timers especially from EU know what I I am talking about I spend years Playing WarCraft II and Diablo on PlayStation :) Welcome back old friend WELCOME BACK ! Oh those memories true honor to support you SONY especially at moments when yo just don’t let good times go away

  • Blizzard bring RTS bag to consoles yet again PLEASE No one does it better then you on consoles

  • Welcome back to consoles Blizzard :)

  • If you also release it on Vita, I’ll buy it 3 times ;)

  • Great! but will we be able to port our characters from our PC accounts? I’ve spent so many hours of gameplay there and I don’t want to start all over again.

  • its just gona get ruined again by the real money AH. there prolly planing on making you start over even if u have a pc version and re useing the real money ah since its pretty much dead now and make more money again on ps3 release and then the ps4 one also. and if they don’t make it always drm online they must first get rid of pc’s always online drm also. so high doubts about that

  • I have to say that it was a surprise that Diablo 3 was coming to PS4, not to mention PS3! I think that it is going to be an amazing game to spend countless hours on :D

    I’m worried, though, because if the DRM persists on PS3, that could be a huge problem, taking into account that my internet conection is not as fast and stable as I want to, so… If that is taken out from PS3, you can count me in :P

  • Not a fan of Diablo at all, but I really enjoy the other Blizzard games… would’ve been amazing if it was a new IP for PS4.

  • Blizzard and playstation together, a dream come true xD

  • Great to have you back in the console space. Looking forward to hearing if other properties will be making their way to PS4 as well.

  • WILL DIABLO 3 SUPPORT MOUSE & KEYBOARD ON THE PS3 OR PS4????

  • PLEASE work on including combo coop (2 local + 1-2 online!)…

  • @xlns4n3_SiCK0x the whole reason why they are making diablo 3 for the console is to get rid of the mouse and keyboard. if you want to use mouse and keyboard use the pc.

    I just hope when we download it, they will somehow integrate battle.net onto PSN that way we can still use our characters. Though i wouldn’t mind starting over and trying it on the console

  • Let me guess, we gotta buy the game all over again for $60 even though we already own the game on PC, am I right?

  • Man! I remember playing Diablo on the PSX as a kid. I can’t wait for couch co-op again! One important question is this; will there be cross-play with PC and PSN players? Or will it be PSN only?

  • I think Blizzard will be much more involved with the console in the future. One of the features in the PS4 console will be the ability to play digital content before the download is completed.

    That is a feature Blizzard introduced to WoW with their Cataclysm expansion, so I think they are working with playstation developers right now and sharing that with them hehe.

  • Oh yeah, I’ve played the first 2 and i’ve been waiting for a long time for it on Playstation, FINALY!!!

  • I’ll consider it for PS4.

  • FIRST DIABLO THEN WOW!! totaly would play it on a console. they should even consider cross platform gaming for same titled games their all talking about future so just some ideas!

  • As many have said Diablo 3 is an okay game, beat it once got bored was sick of the grind fest that is blizzard.

  • When is the release date? I NEED IT =D

  • well the first diablo was on the original playstation so i guess this makes sence add co-op like 2 player

  • This is really a great move… You have my support

  • well i got the game on my mac but i can’t wait to play it on my (future) PS4 :p i won’t buy for my PS3 since i already have it for my mac. But anyway can’t wait!

  • LOVE that Diable 3 for Play Station 3/4 console will be available. Can’t wait. Love Diablo 1 and still play it now and then, even though it’s waaay outdated. I work at computers so I prefer console gaming.

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