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Blizzard still in early stages of Diablo III console project, “very, very serious” about doing it

Thursday, 18th August 2011 06:39 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Long ago, in the innocent, youthful days of February, Blizzard fielded talk about a Diablo III console port. It was just a job listing, said the secretive giant, and “not an announcement.” Now, though? Well, no promises just yet, but we’d say this is definitely the next best thing.

According to a report from Eurogamer, lead designer Josh Mosqueira said that Blizzard “is very, very serious about bringing the Diablo 3 experience to the console.” We’re not sure we’ve ever been that serious about anything. For now, though, Blizzard’s still plotting and planning, as is its wont.

“Today, we’re trying to build the best console team at Blizzard,” Mosqueira explained during a Gamescom conference. “We’re looking for programmers, designers, artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console. Trust me, it is a dream job.

“All I can say is it’s going to be awesome. Stay tuned.”

And we will. For now, though, Blizzard’s third clicktacular descent into the bowels of hell doesn’t even have a date on PC, so you may want to fire up Torchlight or bring a book or play Torchlight. Or play Torchlight.

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  1. Fin

    Hmm. Wonder if this’ll be a straight port – probably work better as a 3rd person set in the same universe.

    Interesting allthesame.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. viralshag

    @1,

    I actually think Torchlight played really well on the 360, I have played more of it on there than I have on the PC. I think this style of game transitions well to the console / pad.

    I don’t think it would be a straight port either. I do still think Blizz would put the time, money and resources into making it the best it could be on the console.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    Hell Yeah, i did love torchlght, and i never played a diablo game in my life, knowing this game was its inspiration has really excite me.

    Having said that, i just hope they dont bring to console the need to be connected in order to play the singleplayer game, like they will do on PC

    #3 3 years ago