Blizzard: Sorry, No Gamepad Support For Diablo 3 PC
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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