Blizzard Has Diablo 3 Running On Consoles
Still not quite 7 months since the release of Diablo 3, some fans are still clamoring for a console version of Diablo 3. I don’t blame them, if only because a console version might (I know, I know, not really) be more stable. It won’t fix the other problems, unfortunately, but it could be fun to play on your TV.
If you’re among those who’d like to see a console version, gird your loins. Rob Pardo has confirmed once again that they’re kicking around the possibility and, in fact, they’ve even got a console version up and running. “We’ve got builds up and running on it,” he told Polygon. “We’re hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we’re not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it’s looking pretty cool.”
This is about as noncommittal as you can get, except for the part where they’ve actually taken the time to port the game over to consoles. No word on which consoles – we’ll assume both PS3 and Xbox 360 for the sake of argument – but the fact that they’ve devoted the resources to port it suggests they would like to do something. I’m guessing the thing they want to do figure out how to keep key assets hosted in house (something that plagues the PC and mac versions) to ensure battlenet access on console. No doubt they also need to work out a deal to actually have battlenet on consoles, but that’s a simple exchange of money.
We’ll see, I suppose. Or not. Would you even play? Sound off in comments.