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Diablo III running on consoles, not yet official

Diablo III is running on consoles in Blizzards headquarters, but it's still not quite an official project. Polygon reports the developer has been feeling out console versions for the fastest-selling PC game ever since its release, but those plans remain on the secretive drawing board along with work on the first expansion.

"We've got builds up and running on [consoles]," chief creative officer Rob Pardo said. "We're hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we're not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it's looking pretty cool."

We'd like to see a Wii U version with GamePad lootin' and fightin', ourselves. Meanwhile, the core game is being actively developed, with several features (such as player vs. player arenas) slated for implementation down the line. Fans can expect some substantial additions in 2013.

"The whole team is essentially working on the next big Diablo thing," Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson said. "A lot of that stuff will show up next year at some point."

Blizzard was typically secretive about what that next big thing actually is. The company has made no announcements about a time frame for Diablo III's first expansion pack since confirming plans for one in November.

3 comments

  • jackthemenace - December 12, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    I quite fancy giving Diablo III a go, so I hope it does eventually get released. Although, from screenshots and stuff, I hope they could do something with the camera- like, zoom it in a bit and make it less like an RTS and more like an action-adventure-y Kingdoms of Amalur style format.
  • ObliqueZombie - December 12, 2012 7:59 a.m.

    I've only beaten it once on the PC, and I can't fathom it not running as well as that on consoles. It's a pretty low-brow game. Maybe if they took away always-on DRM I'd rebuy it.
  • ultimatepunchrod - December 11, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    Cool! I'd love for this to happen seeing as how my computer won't run it.

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