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Diablo 3 on PlayStation 4 not due till 2014

Tuesday, 16th July 2013 00:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You won’t be picking up a copy of Diablo 3 for your shiny new consoles at launch this year.

The Diablo 3 console team has only just receuived its next-generation hardware development kits, Blizzard said in an interview with DiabloFans.

The developer confirmed that Diablo 3 won’t be a launch title for the PlayStation 4, but will come in 2014. Although it’s not stated explicitly, if Blizzard received both dev kits at the same time it follows that Diablo 3 won’t launch alongside the Xbox One, either; the dungeon crawler has not been confirmed for release on Microsoft’s new console, but speculation is pretty rife.

The team is apparently pretty keen on the Dual Shock 4, and hopes to use the trackpad and share button in interesting ways; Blizzard said it wants to use the unique features of all platforms, not just produce straight ports.

Diablo 3 launched on Mac and PC in May 2012, and arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September. There are no plans for a portable release at present.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. Hcw87

    ”The Diablo 3 team has actually just received the new console generation development kits so the translation to those platforms is yet to be done. They really like the features on the PS4 controller and want to try and do something cool with the trackpad and share button”

    ”Diablo 3 will not be a launch date title for the PS4. It will come in 2014. The developers prefer to try and get the most out of the different features that platforms have, instead of just porting the game to each of them”

    I dunno, seems pretty clear to me that they’ve recieved both dev kits, and they’re talking about wanting to get the most out of the different platformS, and translation to those platformS are yet to be done.

    Plural, not singular. Better headline would be ”Next-gen systems” instead of just ”Playstation 4”. Not meaning to bitch, but that’s just what it seems like to me.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    @1
    You can’t put something unannounced in the headline no matter how heavily/lightly hinted it is

    #2 9 months ago
  3. SlayerGT

    @2 Was announced back in February for PS3&4. Just no date.

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/10054896/

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    Well, i’m unaware of more than one version of PS4, so when they say ”Those platforms” i’m pretty sure they’re talking about PS4 and Xbox One. Since those are the only 2 Next-gen platforms announced.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/15/diablo-3-on-xbox-one-ps4-in-2014/

    ^They got it right.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Lengendaryboss

    @Slayer
    Was referring to the Xbox One version.

    @4
    Oh… well i thought it would have been announced in a big way but ok.

    Actually it mentions the PS4 version of Diablo 3 but doesn’t state what features the Xbox One version has.

    Edit: Those development kits could be for something else besides this.
    So techically the Xbox One version is still heavily implied but still unannounced.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. Judicas

    They haven’t formally announced it yet but Blizzard have told retailers to take preorders for it on xbox one.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. millsy

    I have a feeling we won’t hear much about this game until the expansion for PC is announced at Blizzcon this year.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. TD_Monstrous69

    Am keeping my eye on this one. Want 2 see what Blizzard can bring to the PS4.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Gojira77

    Diablo Tres is really fun. Its integration onto consoles is something that will benefit all, those who make the game, and the console players who get to have a look at the Diablo. And in turn, their souls shall be owned by el Diablo la Tercera. IEEEEEEEE!

    #9 9 months ago
  10. backup

    hehehe not on x1

    #10 9 months ago
  11. Andrew C.

    2014? Come on!!

    #11 9 months ago