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Diablo III completely rebuilt for PS3, PS4

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http://www.psu.com/a019337/Diablo-3-completely-rebuilt-for-the-PS3-PS4

 

When word broke earlier this year that Blizzard's massively anticipated dungeon crawler Diablo 3 would be hitting the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, console and PC gamers alike raised a number of concerns regarding such a transition. 

Diablo 3 is one of those titles that, along with the likes of Blizzard's World of Warcraft and Starcraft, is commonly associated with PC-gaming. But the idea of a long-time PC-only title coming to consoles is not unheard of, as a number of popular PC titles have made their way to consoles over the years. The problem? More often than not the console versions were unsatisfactory and only a shadow of its PC counterpart; a clear attempt to squeeze more revenue out of another market whilst exerting little to no effort.

Blizzard, however, has no intentions of jeopardizing its integrity and popularity as a quality game developer. In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine (via VG247), Blizzard's Matthew Burger said that “what we didn’t want to do was emulate a PC game on the console. So, for instance, you can’t plug in a USB keyboard and mouse and play Diablo 3 on PS3. It was really built for the controller. We put a lot work into how we laid out the abilities and the camera. It wouldn’t feel right.”

Taking Blizzard at its word, console gamers eager to dive into the Diablo universe can sleep a little easier at night. Even more promising, Burger mentioned in the interview a number of features and changes that will be exclusive to the console version of the game: 

“In the PC version you don’t have evade, on the console version if use your right stick you can evade left, right, back and forward. In this type of game having a dodge roll is fairly traditional on the console so we wanted to make sure we had that. It also helped solve some of the differences between PC and console,” the designer of the company's first console port said.

“On the PC if you click somewhere you’re character automatically goes there, on the console version, direct control, you have to actually manually go there. If you’re surrounded by enemies that might be a little more difficult, a little bit more tricky, so evade actually allows you to balance that out.

“Something we’ve done a little bit of work on is our boss fights – the presentation, some of the mechanics [have been changed] to bring them more in line with console boss fights which have a lot of tradition. So we’ve obviously kept an eye on how console games are and we mirrored that."

Considering the very few scraps of confirmed information concerning Diablo 3 for the PlayStation, it is likely Blizzard will release more details, along with a release date, in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned.

 

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm really looking forward to playing this on PS4, even after playing it on PC.

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My friend who was a Diablo III fanatic has been trying to convince me not to get the game, but honestly it sounds like they are working hard to make sure their introduction back into consoles is bold. If the mess this one up, people are going to have a hard time seeing Blizzard as more than a PC game company for a while.

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Looks awesome especially on PS4 with all the social aspects and would love to play it with some friends :) 

looking forward to it but i do think blizzard if they wanted to make a console game should have made a new one and not just ported diablo 3 with some differences .

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I'm fairly sure I'll be picking this up whenever it releases on PS4. It'll be even better if I can play through it with some of my PSNP buddies. I wonder if the PS3 and PS4 copies will be able to interact with one another?

 

 

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I might pick it up in a really long time...

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Who cares? Once a crap game, always a crap game no matter how much you rebuild it. :P

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I really can't wait for this :D I'll be getting it for the PS4 too.

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http://www.psu.com/a019337/Diablo-3-completely-rebuilt-for-the-PS3-PS4

 

 

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm really looking forward to playing this on PS4, even after playing it on PC.

 

well i will join you in the loony bin because i can't wait to play it on the PS4 also... im gonna hold off on the PS3 version only because i have my work cut out for me until the PS4 comes out, lol....

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I'll be grabbing this for sure. It sounds like they have really put some good thought and effort into this one and are taking it beyond a port-over. I'm excited. :yay:

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