Blizzard begins hiring for “Diablo-related concept” for consoles

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 03:20 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Hell has officially frozen over.

Ok, maybe it hasn’t frozen per se, but we’re guessing it’s a wee bit chilly down there, seeing as Blizzard’s finally acknowledged some kind of plan to test the waters for Diablo on consoles.

“We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project,” the developer wrote on its community site.

“Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.”

So nothing’s set in stone, but Blizzard’s at least actively working to expand its hack ‘n’ slash empire into your living room. Granted, at the rate it’s going with Diablo III on PC, it’ll probably be your children’s children’s living room by then. And it’ll be in space. And – if your kids’ kids are awesome – it’ll look like the inside of Serenity from Firefly. At which point no one will care about videogames anymore anyway, because come on! Did you just read the previous sentence?