Diablo 3 for PS3 & PS4

N8's picture


The biggest news for me at least with Sony's reveal last night was that Diablo 3 will be coming to consoles. I'm not surprised and here's a list of reasons why taken by a disgruntled forum poster on Blizzards site.

I didn't think Diablo 3 was terrible, just anticlimactic and ultimately a shallow experience. I beat it once and that was enough for me, the story is zzz and the AH ruined the fun of getting loot.

Diablo 3 was setup to be a console game.

The reason only 4 players are allowed into a game is for 4 controllers.

The reason the quests make you walk in a linear closed circuit as opposed to big open worlds, is to keep your buds next to you on the same screen.

The reason for no skill points or complicated number crunching? To make console players happy.

The reason you have 4-5 skills on your bar at once? Very easy to use an Xbox/Ps3 controller to use skills.

The reason no runes / complicated item mechanics exists. Simply wouldn't be fun for console gamers.

The reason you can't host a named game? Auto join for console users.

The reason for achievements in game? It's popular among console / COD fans.

The reason for passive skills? Perks like Call of Duty uses. Everyone unlocks perks and uses their favorite ones.

PC gamers are just beta testing for the console release so it wont be full of bugs. That's how ActiBlizz intends to make the real money.

Also explains why the game doesn't have VoIP for Pc gamer chat.

Diablo 3 is the modern Call of Duty of ARPG's.

Vasya's picture


That makes a lot of sense until it slowly devolves into bashing console gamers, at around "Console gamers are stupid CoD playing frat boys unlike us superintelligent PC gamers". But yeah, I think the overall gist of it feeling like a console title has a lot of truth to it.

Qyn's picture


Diablo 3 was Blizzard attempting to make as much money as possible from a subscription-less franchise. The fact that they now want to port it to consoles is not surprising to me in the slightest.

yori's picture


what irritates me the most is not that they wanted to make money on a subscription-less title...it was that they wanted to make money off of the gravity the name brought...its like if valve suddenly sold half life to EA and then EA released half life 3...you know youd buy it...and it would be shit

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Brambles Everroot

I think I'd have enjoyed D 3 much more if I played it on a console. the controller seems like it'd have a nice feel for the game. Sadly, it'd be one to be played excessively for a bit and then to function as a tray for holding dust. I imagine that may be mitigated by hanging with up to three friends for the social element, but with inventory necessities, split screen may be difficult.