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Blizzard Seeking Console Devs For 'Diablo-Related Concept' 58

Posted by Soulskill
from the strict-inevitabilities dept.
Eurogamer reports that a number of Blizzard job listings went up today for top-level console developers. The listings were posted under the Diablo 3 heading, leading to speculation about a console port of the upcoming game. A Blizzard representative soon responded, saying, "... we’re currently exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles. 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 contributing to such a project. To further reiterate what’s posted on the home page: this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs, and we have no intention of allowing a console interpretation to delay or otherwise affect the release of the game." Having played Diablo 3 at Blizzcon, I can say that the game would very easily make the transition to consoles. An Xbox 360 or PS3 controller would almost perfectly fit all necessary gameplay functions. That said, they could just as easily be porting one of the older games, building a new mini-game to get their feet wet, or getting started on Diablo 4. Time will tell.
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Blizzard Seeking Console Devs For 'Diablo-Related Concept'

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  • by kale77in (703316) on Tuesday November 16, 2010 @01:18AM (#34239392) Homepage
    (I thought, cool, a MUD version! And about time...)
  • Re:Well... (Score:3, Insightful)

    by OpenGLFan (56206) on Tuesday November 16, 2010 @12:05PM (#34243852) Homepage

    The Baldur's Gate franchise was turned into a hack & slash when ported to console, but Diablo games are already hack & slash games. What will Blizzard do? Develop a meta hack & slash?

    Fill a market niche. I loved those games. They weren't anything like the PC Baldur's Gate series, but they were full-screen (no split-screen) couch co-op fun for me and my roommates in college. There's nothing like that anymore; all the current generation games are splitscreen co-op or network co-op only.

    If I could play Diablo with fullscreen co-op, I'd buy it on launch day.

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