Details and Trailer of Diablo III on Console Emerge, May Not be a Sony Exclusive

Blizzard reveals first details of Diablo III on console.

by on 22nd Mar, 2013

The console version of Diablo III - announced at the PlayStation 4's reveal - may not be a console exclusive after all according to the game's lead designer. 

Speaking to Penny Arcade Blizzard's Joshua Mosqueira said "we don't have any announcements to make at this time. But we're not necessarily a Sony exclusive."

Diablo III on PS3 and PS4 will not require an internet connection unlike the PC version whose chaotic launch led to the infamous 'Error 37' issues which plagued the game's servers in the days after release. Console gamers will be able to play with up to four others on the system.

Mosqueira commented "it's so much fun. On a big couch, with four of your friends, drinking beers. It's almost like a party atmosphere. There's this really awesome moment with a legendary drop, and everyone is cheering. It feels very collaborative."

However the offline nature of the console release means the game's real money auction house feature has been removed. 

"The ecosystems on the PC and console are very different," he said. "There were some technical reasons we had to go offline, but again once you have an offline experience, even if you want to bring in the auction house, it just becomes problematic. How do you validate? How do you make sure there is no duping or any of that stuff?

"But we really felt that playing offline, and being able to move your console from your living room to your bedroom, which a lot of players do to play, is really important," Mosqueira added.

You can watch the trailer for the PS3 version of Diablo III below, no details on the PS4 version have been revealed. Diablo III on PS3 is playable at PAX East this weekend. 

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