Blizzard Confirms Diablo 3 Is Headed To Consoles
Diablo 3 is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 according to Blizzard community manager.
Published on Jan 10, 2012
Diablo 3 is set for a console release according to Blizzard community manager Bashiok.
Asked whether he could "confirm or deny Diablo 3 [is] coming to consoles?" via Twitter the CM replied: "Yup. Josh Mosqueira is lead designer for the Diablo console project."
Blizzard has been more than open about the fact it's exploring how Diablo 3 would work on consoles, with a large number of vacancies posted relating to PS3 and Xbox 360 development.
It's no surprise that there's a lead designer on the case, but Blizzard has always stressed that a console version of the game has not officially been announced.
While it doesn't constitute an official announcement, the confirmation appears to suggest that Diablo 3 will arrive on consoles in one form or another, while Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson recently confirmed "Asia is not what's holding us back. You'll see soon enough." Is a console announcement incoming?
Diablo 3's cash-money auction house could prove a substantial stumbling block to a faithful console version, but Blizzard could be looking at a work-around.
Diablo 3 is currently in invite-only beta on PC - the game will launch in 'early 2012' but no release date has been confirmed.
We've dropped Blizzard a line for further confirmation.