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Diablo 3: no cross-play between PS3 & PC

Tuesday, 26th February 2013 09:55 GMT By Dave Cook

Diablo 3 is heading to PS3 and PS4, but players on both formats will not be able to team up with PC players running the game via Battle.net.

Over on the Blizzard forums, community manager Vaeflare said on the matter, “While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support).

“As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and PlayStation account will also remain separate. In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC, we don’t have any plans for that kind of support right now.

“Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards.”

What do you make of the above? Would cross-play have been a welcome feature?

we do know however that both the PS3 and PS4 versions of Diablo 3 will support offline play and local co-op. Check out the details here.

Thanks Blue’s News.

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8 Comments

  1. CycloneFox

    It would have been relcome, if the game was released on PS Vita, like Starocean Online 2, which you will be able to play cross platform on PC and Vita and share characters, etc.
    But it being on PS3/4 is not that important. It would make a nice change to play it on couch from time to time but only if you could play you characters from the PC and with you friends on the PC. This way, it is pretty much useless, not only to not having it on Vita but also not even to be able to share characters and play cross platform with the PC. Sony and Blizzard, what the hell are you thinking?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Gnosis

    Hm, this is quite surprising. And disappointing. Well, no PS3 copy for me then. Not gonna start this shit all over again.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. _LarZen_

    If we cant cross play with a PC, what about the Xbox? Or is it exclusive on the Playstation for consoles?

    If not it would be fun with cross-play between Xbox and Playstation.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gnosis

    @3: It’s PC and PS3/4 only. But I’m sure threre’s gonna be cross-play between PS3 and 4! *derp*

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Fin

    Don’t see why there would be crossplay, I get the impression the console version is going to be tweaked somewhat.

    @4

    Nah it’s not PS only (or at least, they haven’t confirmed if it is). It’s only been announced for PS3/4 so far.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Mineral4r7s

    I saw this console release coming since the beta of Diablo 3. What other reason is there for only 6 abilities at a time?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    Because playing with a controller on the hardest difficulty will make PC players look better by far.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    GOOD, i don’t want to play with these so called PC-ELITIST idiots. they probably gonna cheat and use keyboards/mouses combo too, then we get unfair and uneven playing.. because they have to big fat hands for joypads.

    #8 2 years ago

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