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[Kotaku] Blizzard Is ‘Very, Very Serious’ About Diablo for Consoles

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At Blizzard Entertainment's Gamescom press conference, Diablo III lead designer Josh Mosqueira said the developer is "very, very serious" about bringing some undefined "experience" to platforms beyond the PC and Mac.

"Today, we're trying to build the best console team at Blizzard," Mosqueira said during a Q&A session. "We're looking for programmers, designers and artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console."
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Personally, I just DO NOT see Diablo III working well enough to be enjoyably playable on a modern console using a gamepad. Not to mention Blizzards recent announcement of the auction house. We all know how stingy console manufactures can be with their online service especially Microsoft when it come to XBL. Even if Diablo III were to be released on the next Xbox or PS4 I can only imagine it being better looking while still using a console controller. I know Activision would love it if Blizzard would abandon the PC.

P.S. And yes I'm aware of Diablo for the original Play Station. Didn't much care for it.
Edited by Jinto - 8/18/11 at 12:31am
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Meh, not really surprised.

Blizzard are all about the money, so makes sense that they'd want to cash in on console sales.

I don't think this would effect the pc version too much, they'll probably do a port to xbox.

Meh, every time Diablo3 is in the news it becomes less appealing.
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WTH guys

Does anyone remember that diablo 1 was released on the PS1 i had it and loved it more than D2 on PC

This sort of game works VERY well on consoles, Jeez
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If it's cross network and allows PC players to play against/with console players that'd be great. I'd love to F up some console kiddies.
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Well, having played diablo on both ps and pc... PC unanimously. I mean it's functional and playable on ps, but minus the ease of using a mouse and keyboard for... well gaming.

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If it's cross network and allows PC players to play against/with console players that'd be great. I'd love to F up some console kiddies.
Lol this! I doubt they'd ever allow it though. Activision doesn't want to scare off their console player base.
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WTH guys

Does anyone remember that diablo 1 was released on the PS1 i had it and loved it more than D2 on PC

This sort of game works VERY well on consoles, Jeez
I think D2 controls would have worked perfect for consoles. Not just the controls, but the gameplay in general aswell(hence the loot clicking tho )
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Anybody here play the XBLA version of Torchlight? Wish I could compare PC and Xbox versions but I'm not about to buy Torchlight for $15 on XBLA just for comparisons sake.
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Diablo 1 on ps1 looked like rubbish compared to pc. I played both and when I picked it up for ps1 I played for about an hour, decided it was trash looking and then went over to my pc.

keyboard and mouse > console controller (for some games and diablo is one of them)
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That's great that consoles can have a chunk of the action.

Just don't let us suffer.
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If it's cross network and allows PC players to play against/with console players that'd be great. I'd love to F up some console kiddies.
Actually... this would almost be worth it.
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