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Diablo 3 Announced for PlayStation

Diablo 3 Coming to Playstation 3 and 4
Chris Metzen just announced that Diablo 3 will be coming to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It is currently running well on the PS3 with a console optimized UI and controls and has a four player co-op mode. More information will be revealed at PAX East.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The minions of Hell grow stronger.

We're excited to announce that Diablo III is being developed for the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. We'll also be adapting the award-winning action–role-playing game for Sony's newly announced platform: the PlayStation® 4!

Sit Down, Relax, and Kill Some Demons
Diablo III for the PS3™/PS4™ will be based on the core PC game and feature all the latest updates, including Paragon levels, the Infernal Machine event, Monster Power, Brawling, and more. This version is also being tailored with customized controls, a new user interface, and a dynamic camera perspective to provide an awesome Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers.

Players will be able to wage war against the Burning Hells on their own in single-player games as well as team up and destroy countless demons with their fellow Nephalem in multiplayer games. For multiplayer, players will have the option to choose between four-player online (complete with matchmaking) and four-player local co-op modes for their couch-based warfare.


Follow the Falling Star to Boston, MA

The PS3 version of Diablo III will make its public debut at PAX East in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 22–24, and attendees of the convention will be some of the first to defend the world of Sanctuary via handheld controllers.

We call upon all heroes to join us at the official Blizzard booth, where you can enjoy some fast-paced hack-and-slash, participate in fun contests and giveaways, and learn more about the game. (Community managers will also be on-site, and they look forward to answering your questions and slaying some of Diablo's many malevolent minions with you.)

For more information, be sure to check out the official press release, and stay tuned to Diablo3.com for future updates.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Diablo 3 Coming to Playstation started by chaud View original post
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  1. Stuffs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dejec1989 View Post
    Hope they have to deal with DRM as well! and I'm interested in this dynamic camera angle?
    For some reason the next gen consoles have a hard on for online status and such, so it wouldn't surprise me.

    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Oh how I love posters on forums. Only in their distortded world a "shitty game" that "everybody hates" and that "failed" is now a "huge cashgrab". WTF? Make sense.
    An item can be generally disliked, but still make good margins-Call of Duty and Beiber come to mind.
    A company with a wide enough reach can easily make a profit with decent margins, even if it is unpopular. That guy in vegas advocating sports gambling despite the lower % per dollar comes to mind.

    The old Xfire chart, while not perfect(lack of other resources, if anyone else has examples of D3 population feel free to show me), paints a story



    Mind you this is back in 2012, the current chart numbers bounce between 7-9k
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    There's little doubt D2 had a similar story. Can we please stop comparing D3s initial years to D2s cult following?
  1. Spammeister's Avatar
    I'd have to agree with the "so I WAS playing a console game after all"...and that's why I stopped about about 2 weeks.
  1. Heenk's Avatar
    This is awesome
  1. Stuffs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spammeister View Post
    I'd have to agree with the "so I WAS playing a console game after all"...and that's why I stopped about about 2 weeks.
    The sad part was that the crux of it was "farm resist all" for a good while, as a barb anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterHamster View Post
    There's little doubt D2 had a similar story. Can we please stop comparing D3s initial years to D2s cult following?
    What? The point was that the population did die quickly, that in many regards it was a flop.
    It was a game with major issues, and it was pretty obvious they were winging it the entire time. Not surprising considering it was a whole other team, oriented around strategy games originally.

    The funny part was I saw a resurgence regarding D2 after a bit. Keep in mind this last bit is anecdotal.
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyK923 View Post
    Path of Exile is decent, but pretending its like an amazing jesus game is silly.
    It's a updated Diablo 2 thats what most people wanted in Diablo 3 (An was over hyped by Blizzard) but didn't get. So to many Diablo 2 fans who waited 12+ years for there sequel it feels like a "jesus game" to others it may not.

    I like Path of Exile over D3 for one specific reason in a Arpg you're supposed to go out and farm gear, that is what the whole game is based around. In Path of Exile i can do this, in Diablo 3 to this day, i still feel like im grinding for gold to spend on the AH. It has nothing to do with drop rates and everything to do with the difference between the two games itemization and crafting system's.

    This is just my opinion but, the way Path of Exile lets you customize and level everything takes away some of that "grindy" feel and even if you dont find or craft a upgrade you still feel like you made progress.
    D3's paragon system is a good start in this kind of direction. I would like to see more of that type of additions and less "we buffed drop rates!" cause in the end no drop rate buff will help a crappy itemization system.
  1. Muadiib's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tordenflesk View Post
    Hopefully the control scheme will be added to the PC version.
    Yeah that and being able to play with four players on one screen sounds interesting, if it's not coming to pc then I might get the inevitable 360/720 version.
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vindicatorx View Post
    I think he meant awful game

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-20 at 08:26 PM ----------


    yeah makes sense Sony got hacked once "can't trust em" lol
    My bank thinks that way, wanted to get the Planetside 2 package, and my bank refused any transfers between my Master Card and Sony , I called them and I would have to go there and sign some papers that I allow my card to be used to buy anything regarding Sony, couldn't be arsed - so Sony is still banned on my Master Card, funny thing is I tried with American Express and the same result.

    Apparently banks take this shit seriously, so why shouldn't we?
  1. Kourvith's Avatar
    So, this explains why the game can be played with no more than two fingers.

    "Broadening the audience" is confirmed to be the most damaging trend of 21st century gaming industry.
    Every license I loved, every game I loved, each time they talked about "broadening their audience", it was always the first sign of being ruined.
  1. Kiteh's Avatar
    How did they get George Michael to pose in that pic ?
  1. Konker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kourvith View Post
    Every license I loved, every game I loved, each time they talked about "broadening their audience", it was always the first sign of being ruined.
    Agreed. I would not call D3 ruined, but creating a wider range of appeal is what I think removed the key aspects I was really looking forward to in D3.
  1. Canderous1's Avatar
    i hope they suffer the same always online restriction we do. did.
  1. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bahska View Post
    It's a updated Diablo 2 thats what most people wanted in Diablo 3 (An was over hyped by Blizzard) but didn't get. So to many Diablo 2 fans who waited 12+ years for there sequel it feels like a "jesus game" to others it may not.

    I like Path of Exile over D3 for one specific reason in a Arpg you're supposed to go out and farm gear, that is what the whole game is based around. In Path of Exile i can do this, in Diablo 3 to this day, i still feel like im grinding for gold to spend on the AH. It has nothing to do with drop rates and everything to do with the difference between the two games itemization and crafting system's.

    This is just my opinion but, the way Path of Exile lets you customize and level everything takes away some of that "grindy" feel and even if you dont find or craft a upgrade you still feel like you made progress.
    D3's paragon system is a good start in this kind of direction. I would like to see more of that type of additions and less "we buffed drop rates!" cause in the end no drop rate buff will help a crappy itemization system.
    PoE might be no bright jewel on the history of Video Games, but yes, it's a "Jesus Game" in that context, and I believe it's impossible to successfully contest that.

    And why release this on consoles? RMAH isn't working on PC anymore, and they want to broad the market? I predict history will repeat itself.

    The only thing I believe that can save this fiasco is if they reveal on PAX that Always Online DRM is not present on PS version, and the game can run offline, signaling it coming to PC.
  1. Kektonic's Avatar
    I'm sure all 20 people who still play D3 are absolutely psyched about this announcement.
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    This is the last game I'd ever buy for a PS4.
  1. Wilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Plundermot View Post
    Sounds fairly normal for any non-MMO. It's very rare I'm still playing any game regularly more than a couple of months after I buy it.
    Sounds fairly normal to game that didn't meet expectations. Lets look at some Steam stats from THIS moment:

    Current Players Peak Today Game

    210,541 253,375 Dota 2
    39,664 49,264 Team Fortress 2
    36,960 63,071 Football Manager 2013
    27,829 43,545 Counter-Strike
    26,393 39,316 Counter-Strike: Source
    22,905 36,937 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    15,677 26,847 Sid Meier's Civilization V
    15,215 29,034 Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Multiplayer
    14,875 27,886 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    13,102 21,324 Garry's Mod

    Not a single MMO and CS (The original) on average gets still 70k players daily.
  1. IRunSoFarAway's Avatar
    I can't imagine many people buying it for the PS3/4 considering most got it with that annual pass, or bought it already. The only way I see anyone buying it is if you can play the same account/characters on both PC and PS3/4, other than that, I'm not sure what the point is. It makes sense to work on a console version of a game before the game was out, but if you're going to do that, then you should have it come out around the same time as the PC version, not a year+ later.
  1. Honey Boo Boo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterHamster View Post
    There's little doubt D2 had a similar story. Can we please stop comparing D3s initial years to D2s cult following?
    You are right, we can't compare D2's following to D3's.

    D2 was a game made for D1 fans.

    D3 was a casual little game designed to be played by everyone and their grandma, for the specific purpose of making big bucks for Blizzard. The astronomical initial sales and following plummeting of the playerbase prove this.
  1. Darksoldierr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kourvith View Post
    So, this explains why the game can be played with no more than two fingers.

    "Broadening the audience" is confirmed to be the most damaging trend of 21st century gaming industry.
    Every license I loved, every game I loved, each time they talked about "broadening their audience", it was always the first sign of being ruined.
    Because D2 needed you more than 2 fingers
  1. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darksoldierr View Post
    Because D2 needed you more than 2 fingers
    "Yeah, F*ck that loser."

    ooooopppsssss

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