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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:25am 11/01/12 | 27 Comments
A lot of sites are taking this news as gospel, but we'll wait for the press release from Blizzard before commiting to actuality, but Blizzard's community manager used Twitter to oust his news that something, of some console variety, is most definitely underway at Blizz HQ.

"Yup. Josh Mosqueira is lead designer for the Diablo console project", he wrote in response to Twitter questions regarding the confirmation, or denial, of a Diablo, or Diablo 3, console project.

Josh Mosqueira previously worked on Company of Heroes at Relic Entertainment, so if this is all good and true, the pedigree is at least sound.

As mentioned though, there's been a lot of talk regarding Diablo heading to consoles, with nothing of absolute note beyond "possibility" rearing its head, so again, we'll wait for the full marketing confirmation from the Blizzard higher-ups.

Diablo 3 is currently sheduled to release this year on PC and Mac.

Update: Blizzard have clarified their position:
Bashiok’s response on Twitter was intended as a confirmation that we’re actively exploring the possibility of developing a console version of Diablo III, as we’ve mentioned in the past. This is not a confirmation that Diablo III is coming to any console platform. Our focus right now is on finishing the PC/Mac version of Diablo III and making sure it’s a worthwhile successor to the Diablo series.



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fpot
Posted 01:27am 11/1/12
Maybe they are just talking about what the ~ key will bring up.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:32am 11/1/12
Don't really see why it wouldn't be on consoles. I remember Diablo 1 I think was on the PS1 or 2. Can't remember which one. Plus with the type of game it is, it would easily work on a console. Although I'd much rather play on a PC any day.
Reality
Posted 01:40am 11/1/12
you spelled 'most' with a 6
fpot
Posted 01:47am 11/1/12
Semper fudge.
DM
Posted 01:53am 11/1/12
I can see fan boys getting all up in arms and attempting to boycott this. Doesn't bother me because I know blizzard design for PC first, and consoles get a port job. Just the way it should be for the PC overlords.
paveway
Posted 07:12am 11/1/12
I remember Diablo 1 I think was on the PS1 or 2


yeh ps1, it was how i originally discovered diablo
Eorl
Posted 08:11am 11/1/12
Of course they are designing for pc first, they've been doing it for God knows how long. I just want my damn copy of this and torchlight 2.
paveway
Posted 08:35am 11/1/12
you have far too much time on your hands if you can play both
Infidel
Posted 08:42am 11/1/12
youre just jealous of his free time haha
paveway
Posted 08:48am 11/1/12
oh yes, damn my life
Eorl
Posted 09:14am 11/1/12
I have no life :(
Clubby
Posted 09:55am 11/1/12
Maybe you can buy an life on the real money AH :P .... I am still curious to see how this is going to work with the different laws in different countries.

Maybe I'll actually use my PS3 for playing a game finally :P
darkjedi
Posted 09:57am 11/1/12
In before "it's been dumbed down for consoles".

You know it'll happen (idiots making the comment, not Blizzard actually doing something stupid like simplifying a PC game to suit console users).
Outlaw
Posted 10:03am 11/1/12
Im going to play the s*** out of this on console.
paveway
Posted 10:22am 11/1/12
even though i first played diablo 1 on ps1

i couldn't imagine playing this on console now
TicMan
Posted 10:29am 11/1/12
BRB, going to developer 360 & PS3 controllers with robust and strengthened buttons for the inevitable CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK
Eorl
Posted 10:32am 11/1/12
Rainbows ruined this game ages ago, right reverend?
trog
Posted 10:33am 11/1/12
Updated OP with the word of the clarified position of Blizzard on the matter!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:40am 11/1/12
Blizzard wont do a Diablo 3 'port'. Notice they use the term project.

It will be a console game based on Diablo 3, altered mechanics to work for a console unlike ports which generally leave the same mechanics unaltered.
Eorl
Posted 10:50am 11/1/12
Bashiok always seems to rattle off on twitter, wonder if he gets in trouble...
Outlaw
Posted 11:15am 11/1/12
BRB, going to developer 360 & PS3 controllers with robust and strengthened buttons for the inevitable CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK


eh?
twin stick controls buddy
jconradr
Posted 11:33am 11/1/12
Diablo 3 on console would be heresy!
Mosfx
Posted 11:40am 11/1/12
I'd love a D3 console just to sit down with my Brother or a mate drinking beers and playing it on a big TV, but I already have D3 bought via WoW annual pass on PC.
paveway
Posted 11:41am 11/1/12
click click mother f*****s
jconradr
Posted 11:31pm 11/1/12
Just finished the beta - serious WIN
Pinky
Posted 12:41am 12/1/12
Haha TicMan - pretty sure they're up to it. We've been playing through Magicka on our media PC with xbox 360 controllers and in order to boost shields in later levels I tap 'B' with both my index fingers flat out. The buttons just shrug the extra attention! Built to last.
skythra
Posted 09:34am 12/1/12
BRB, going to developer 360 & PS3 controllers with robust and strengthened buttons for the inevitable

Do you think that you don't mash buttons in other games?

Maybe you've never seen a street fighter player play before.

Although then i'd have to quote click, and replace with scrub.
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