Quote from jakj
Well, that pretty much confirms that they will require a new purchase for the console version, and won't just give it to people who already bought the PC version. Oh well. I would have liked to play it with a controller instead of a mouse, but I'll cut off my own nuts before I pay another $60 just to be reminded their "it's design, not DRM" is so much smoke in the face of console offline play.
Don't rag on blizzard for this - it's far from an industry standard to hand out free copies when a game gets ported. This is a bonus for people who areinterested in diablo but don't have a decent PC, not for people who already have the game to go out and buy it again.
I would also implore you to stop and think before jumping on the anti-blizzard bandwagon in regard to the always-online issue. It's very much a benefit for this type of game to not expose its source code to hackers - if you experienced how frustratingly rampant hacking was in d2 I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Following that logic I doubt blizzard would allow offline play on consoles without being very sure that anything that could be gleaned from the console version code couldn't be used to adversely affect the pc version.