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Diablo 3 PC won’t get offline play, Blizzard wants players to feel part of the online community

Friday, 6 September 2013 11:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Diablo 3 developer Blizzard has shed new light on why the PC build won’t receive offline play – as seen in the console version –

Speaking with Eurogamer, game director Joshua Mosqueira said of the matter, “Something Kevin [Martens, lead content designer] says all the time is: Diablo plays best when you’re playing with other people. Because not a lot of people connect their consoles to the internet, that’s where the whole idea of having to get four people on the same couch playing together [comes in]. That’s how we get that social aspect.

“But on PC, we really want players to feel they’re part of the bigger Blizzard and Diablo community. It’s a choice of platform and opportunity for our players to benefit from. There’s a more secure item trading environment, but also a more social environment. We have a lot of plans to make online matter. For us it’s about that connected experience.”

Martens himself added that Diablo 3 was engineered as, “a co-op game from day one”, and continued, “We didn’t add co-op in. It’s not a value added feature. It is the ideal. It’s not something we want to force upon people, but the idea it’s always available – the whole drop-in, drop-out thing – has been of value since the very beginning of the project. We tried to make the game with that in mind.

“As we add new things, as we look to the future, we’re still trying to enrich that. We still are doing a lot to make online matter. Improved matchmaking, new social systems and extra rewards for playing together.”

Would you prefer an offline option for Diablo 3 on PC? Let us know what you think below.

Via PCGamesN.

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25 Comments

  1. Hcw87

    Console version>PC version. Known fact that noone can really dispute.

    Here’s hoping consoles will also get the expansion/pre-expansion patch.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    @1 That’s no surprise to anyone. Later versions always better provided hardware can support it. and in case of Diablo 3 it can.

    The important thing is not that console version is obviously better. It’s Diablo 3 itself being not very good.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CyberMarco

    I’ll probably be buying the PS4 version down the line. Let’s hope it’ll be a “complete edition” or something.

    I find it more comfortable to use a controller than m/k for this type of games, same as torchlight.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Llewelyn_MT

    We want our players to have better experience therefore we are forcing them to do things they don’t want to do.

    Because f*** logic, that’s why.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Llewelyn_MT

    P.S. If you want a co-op action RPG get Torchlight 2. It supports 6 players in drop-in drop-out co-op on LAN or over the Internet, with an offline option.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. ududy

    I wonder if those guys still have any ability to know PR bullshit from the truth, or if they are so mired in the company’s agenda to realize the difference. Giving people options is great, saying you forced something on them for their own good is lame spin.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MFBB

    I was disappointed with Diablo 3.

    After playing though it once, lost all interest.

    Whole Act 4 was horrible, story complete crap, fail at item hunting/crafting/drops etc.

    I am hoping the new expansion and the 2 expansion change the game a lot.

    Diablo 2 also changed through the AddOn + patches, but well it was good from the beginning anyway :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. silkvg247

    Well, that “you will do what WE want” attitude just solidifies the fact that I won’t be buying the expansion or anything in the diablo franchise anytime soon.

    I’m very sorry “Kevin” but my greatest diablo experiences were from diablo 1, solo, with the lights out, crapping myself when 30 skeletons and certain death are headed my way.

    Most multiplayer experiences just downright suck in *any* game these days primarily because of the nobheads behind the controls. But I guess I’m not allowed my own opinion! I MUST PLAY AND ENJOY MULTIPLAYER. GAMING MUST BE SOCIAL. I AM NOT ALLOWED ENJOYABLE SOLO EXPERIENCES. Or ya know, I could always just not buy your game, imbecile.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. povu

    That’s great Bliz, but I’m just going over here and be part of the Torchlight 2 community instead.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    I dont really see this as an issue. However, the issues only arise when people have to move (in real life) and wait for their broadband to be connected. So having an offline mode really is useful.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. sh4dow

    @8:

    Wow. A positive comment about Diablo 1!
    Usually people always compare anything to Diablo 2, acting as if the first one didn’t exist or was utter crap.

    But I wonder… did you buy Diablo 3? Because I bet that a lot of people who saw the direction it was going in ended up buying it anyway.
    Just like many don’t really seem to care any more what Microsoft tried to do with Xbox One.
    And how else can one explain the Resident Evil 6 sales figures?
    People are such pushovers… (YOU of course may not be… I don’t know. Hence “I wonder”)

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Arcnail

    This stance would be fine.. if the online tools for D3 were any good. Chat channels with 5 people in them, can’t browse player created games.. nobody trades anymore cause of the crap AH..

    Make it like D2 at the least..

    #12 2 years ago
  13. OlderGamer

    I don’t know if anyone cares, or would agree with me. But I own the XB360 version and the PC version. The console version is fantastic. Great controls. Offline or Online. No AH. Decent graphics. Scalable difficulty. Toss in Party Chat. The game is a lot of fun to play. I just need more time to spend on it.

    On a console it feels to me like a mash up Gauntlet and Champions of Norath.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. noamlol2

    do what i do
    if a company ever cross me once, i NEVER buy their games
    not for consoles not for nothing

    shitty games from a shitty company

    #14 2 years ago
  15. turel72

    You people do understand that Blizzard isn’t forcing you to play online with people, you can easily block that part out of the game entirely if you wanted….

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TheWulf

    Well, that’s a BS excuse to justify DRM! I’ve been enjoying the Torchlight II community since day one. They’re lovely people. I even asked and got a mod made for me at one point. It was only a simple UI mod, but still, I appreciated it. I didn’t need constant online DRM for that.

    Torchlight II has mods and no DRM, and thus, for me, it’s easy to see which is the superior game. If you haven’t seen how Torchlight II is still growing then I invite you to look at its Steam Workshop page. It’s amazing. Diablo III on the other hand continues to stagnate due to a lack of quality in its community and no mods to lengthen the life of the game.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. TheWulf

    @8

    Yay! I was and still am a fan of the first Diablo. There was a lot it did right. Diablo II was a very different experience from it, which I enjoyed, and I got to be a werewolf. (I quite enjoyed that.)

    It’s just a shame that this has to share the same name, really. This is utterly trite compared to the prior two games. Both Diablo I and Diablo II could have good things said about them for different reasons. They were both quite different from each other, and both were fun experiences.

    I just don’t understand why Diablo III exists.

    If you can’t do something at least as well as I or II, then just don’t bother. This is why I like the Torchlight games, though. Even as what they are, they’re good, but the modders tend to do really clever and interesting things with them. It was the puzzle dungeon mods of Torchlight I that inspired Runic to include puzzle dungeons in Torchlight II.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. TheWulf

    @6

    I often envision Blizzard as the man who steps up to the podium, breathes in to offer his enlightening speech… then pulls out a shiv and starts stabbing himself repeatedly over and over in the balls whilst screaming “IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD! IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!!

    I mean, remember the time that they told us that the Auction House was for our own good, because it stopped us from getting hacked? And then they stabbed themselves in the nuts by then telling us they were toning down the impact of the Auction House?

    That’s Blizzard for you.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. silkvg247

    @11 Yes I’m afraid so.. I completed Inferno *before* they nerfed it. With a wizard that died in literally 1 or 2 hits. I did need a player to join me on the finale though, because we were literally in one shot death territory. Ah good old forced multiplayer. Sigh.

    I bought the game before knowing it would be so much different, and not in a positive way either. Now I know what it’s like, won’t be buying the expansion. I’m no pushover, I’m a middle aged yorkshire woman and I’m more stubborn than most.. I said I wouldn’t buy Saints Row 4 due to price fixing and I didn’t – and SR is one of my more beloved franchises.

    I hate D3, would still play an accurate remake of D1 any day of the week compared to that trash. I actually think back to playing it and get an unpleasant feeling and wonder why I put myself through that.

    Diablo 2 was okay, D1 is where it’s at. It had the atmosphere and it had the difficulty.

    @17 After D1 aged there’s been a a *huge* gap in the market for a genuinely atmospheric, scary and difficult horror themed dungeon crawler / loot hunt / action rpg. If I had the resources I’d be making it myself. I agree D2 had it’s own charm and was still a million miles better than D3.

    As for torchlight 1 / 2 – I really wanted them to fill the void but for me I got bored very quickly of both.. for whatever reason. I think just too cartoony and not an interesting enough story.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Vice

    Dear fucking pathetic douchbags Blizzard. The main reason to refuse giving us an offline play is because you’re too afraid to lose few precious bucks with piracy (despite the fact the game’s been out for a year and you can’t even sell much more copies by now anyway — everyone who wanted to buy this shit has bought it). Admit it and don’t give us this shit, and MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE do NOT fucking force the way we play games on us. I hate to play online, I hate to play with other people, I ONLY play single player. And as long as there IS an option to play alone (and there is in D3), you fucking HAVE to give us a way to play it offline.
    Fucking assholes.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. soheyl

    It is a way ignoring gamers rights from Blizzard.Maybe some players are more relaxed with offline mode.Blizzard should give his gamers freedom to choose between online and offline mode like Borderlands2.You can play however you want.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. baskahr

    Awesome, Blizzard, you just lost me.
    No offline mode, I’m at home after surgery and Virgin Media have just ripped up all the cabling outside to “improve” their services, meaning I don’t have broadband/tv/telephone for a week, now I can’t even play Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2. Wonderful, you guys should extract your heads from you’re arses and think a bit further than “ooh, it’s a social thing” it can’t be “social” if we can’t connect!!!!

    #22 2 years ago
  23. silkvg247

    So, anyone wanna help me make a spiritual successor to the original d1? :p

    #23 2 years ago
  24. rinny

    People are fucking retarded. Ideal would be having the CHOICE to CHOOSE whether to play online or offline. Epic failure beyond belief on blizzards’ part, thinking that it was actually a good idea to require D3 to be only online play on the pc. Now I wanna get it on a console. ‘Cause internet is fucked all the time for me. Internets always wack.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Cobra951

    @24: I ignored the game completely on PC because of this, but chances are I would have passed on it even if I could play offline. It had too many other poor decisions forced on it at launch, in particular the poor-loot/auction-house fiasco. All has been fixed on the consoles, and it feels very much like a Diablo game on these. PC gamers get the other fixes. Even the AH is going bye bye. But the online requirement still makes it as unacceptable to me as it is to you.

    #25 2 years ago

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    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]