Thursday, 18 August 2011

Blizzard starts getting serious about Diablo on Console

After playing the Xbox Live version of Torchlight earlier this year (A brilliant Diablo-style game by Runic Games), I was hopeful that Blizzard might start looking at bringing Diablo 3 to console as well when it gets released.

Torchlight was incredibly impressive and surprisingly easy to play on console, and very much the same as the PC version in almost every respect.

It looks like this may have gotten Blizzard's attention, because by the looks of it.....they're planning to do exactly that.

Blizzard's Lead designer, Josh Mosqueira commented on something very exciting at their Press conference at Gamescon.

Below is the what he had to say during the Questions and Answers section after.

"Today, we're trying to build the best console team at Blizzard.We're looking for programmers, designers and artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console."

Now even though it looks like they're still in the hiring phase, it does mean they're starting to take it a lot more seriously.

While no mention was made as to which consoles it may include, or even whether it would be the same experience as on PC, I'm hoping this is their intention.

Although Blizzard is not known for creating cross-platform games, they may have finally realized that this is the direction the industry is going.

I am seriously looking forward to Diablo 3, and whether I end up playing it on PC or on console I'm not too concerned.

There's still a long wait ahead, but hopefully an official release date is given soon.

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