Blizzard: Sorry, No Gamepad Support For Diablo 3 PC

Blizzard will not be bringing gamepad support to Diablo 3 on PC, despite the games’ availability on current- and next-gen consoles.

Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger sat down with Eurogamer during BlizzCon, and explained why Diablo 3 players on PC wouldn’t be able to use their Xbox 360 controllers.

“The rhythm on PC is tactactactactactac - you’re clicking the mouse, you’re telling your character where to go,” Berger said. “On console, the rhythm is very different. It flows more, because you’re constantly repositioning your character with the thumbstick; you’re really never stationary on console, whereas on PC you’re a lot more stationary… When you’re playing on the PC, you’re not really looking at your character as much, you’re kind of focusing on the cursor. Whereas on console it’s the exact opposite, you’re drawn in.”

I haven’t played Diablo 3 on console yet, but it sounds like the experience is markedly different from the PC version. Controller support would be great, but not at the cost of gameplay flow and tactics.

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2 Comments on Blizzard: Sorry, No Gamepad Support For Diablo 3 PC

Evernessince

On November 12, 2013 at 8:06 pm

So they won’t be giving PC controller support because they think PC games ought to have a certain flow? What a load of crap. This is just a run-around excuse so that they can put as little effort into dia-blo 3 as possible. This is the same crap they spewed when they said they couldn’t add local multi-player or an offline mode for the PC.

They made their easy money off the PC release and now have no reason to “grace” PC players with the features that console users are getting. Blizzard just wants to be hated.

Rickshaw

On November 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Blizzard should of given Diablo 3 to real developers who care about PC players.
Blizzard talk ! eat ! and live in !
Blizzard and Rockstar are now a team of ty people who don’t give rats arse about the PC customer!
Thumbs down on both of them!