Diablo III may be coming to consoles

It looks like Diablo III may be coming to consoles. Blizzard Entertainment has recently posted job ads for a console lead designer, lead programmer, quest designer, and senior producer under the project heading ‘Diablo III.’ Although the first Diablo received a PlayStation port in 1998, news that the highly anticipated sequel for the PC-centric franchise may be coming to consoles is still surprising.

Blizzard Entertainment was quick to respond, emphasizing that the recently posted job ads are not an official announcement for a console title. The official post on the Diablo III community page follows:

We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.

Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.

Above: A screenshot of the job listing on Blizzard Entertainment’s job directory page

So a console version of Diablo III or a Diablo-related title isn’t official, but still! Look at all those ultra red exclamation marks next to all the job ads for console positions under Diablo III, which indicate ‘particularly critical positions.’ It’ll be interesting to see if Blizzard’s console team will be able to bring the heart of the point-and-click loot fest to consoles, or if the project will turn out to be vaporware, like StarCraft: Ghost.

[Source: Gamasutra]

Nov 15, 2010


  • gmknoble - November 17, 2010 3:37 p.m.

    My comp can't run anything, so it would be great to see this come to console so I can actually play it.
  • Spybreak8 - November 16, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    This would be awesome as I wouldn't have to worry about graphics tweaks or hard drive space.
  • Catw00d - November 16, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    Holy Crap Bag. That would be amazing. I remember playing the first Diablo on the PS1.
  • Outlander - November 16, 2010 12:19 a.m.

    I couldn't get into Diablo 1 or 2 because A. Isometric camera view and B. I'm not big on PC gaming in general. So, if they give me a third person camera I'll certainly pick it up on consoles.
  • LastPariah - November 16, 2010 12:15 a.m.

    You were so young Starcraft: Ghost and so full of potential.
  • thedonut - November 16, 2010 12:14 a.m.

    I can see it happen on the PS3 seeing that you can plug pretty much any old usb mouse/keyboard into it. Such an underrated feature that could be useful in A LOT of games.
  • LordPantsless - November 16, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    "We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game." I wish every Dev had the same mindset. Just replace "Diablo III" with the names of other games, and it's the most welcome sentence in all of gaming.
  • Memph - November 16, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    reminds me of one thing that'll make or break diablo 3 for me, joypad controls. damn all that clicking
  • taco12324 - November 16, 2010 midnight

    Diablo on consoles could be great, if they do it right!

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