Diablo III console port "theoretically possible"



In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Blizzard's president of game design Rob Pardo gave console owners a tiny sliver of hope that Diablo III could find its way onto their systems:

"I think it's theoretically possible. It would have some control changes that I think you'd have to make... But it's probably, of our major franchises, the one that's most console friendly, for sure. You'd need to think about a lot of the point-and-click spells, like point to area-of-effect, or things like line-damage in this direction. Target selection is something you're going to lose on console, you're really going to be able to do targeting direction, but not specific targeting. Out of StarCraft, Warcraft or WOW, Diablo would be the easiest game to translate. But it would still take a bit of work."
Now before you console owners get all excited, keep in mind that Blizzard has stated that they have no plans for console development and that Diablo III would be a PC and Mac exclusive. Still, it'd be interesting to see how Diablo would work on a console.

I'm sure some of you remember trying Diablo on the original Playstation system. It didn't look or play nearly as well as the PC version, but consoles have come a long way since then. So what do you think? Would you like to see Diablo III released on consoles as well or should it remain a PC/Mac exclusive?

Comments

  • #1 Pwnubis
    nah controls would be too difficult on a console
  • #2 Zetiam
    We will have to see..
  • #3 SteelVelocity
    NO!!! Stay away from consoles Blizzard! We are computer game fans, not pay to play 360 and PS3 suck ups. :mad:
  • #4 Magistrate
    If they're too difficult for you then don't get it for a console and let it be. As for console owners like me who do not want to buy a new computer for the game, I'm banking on this.
    Quote from SteelVelocity »

    not pay to play 360 and PS3 suck ups. :mad:


    And PS3 isn't pay to play- it's free.
  • #5 mockery
    The Wii would probably be the best suited console for the game, what with the Wiimote controller 'n all, but the Xbox 360 or PS3 would be the only ones that I think could do justice to Diablo's graphics.

    Quote from "Magistrate" »
    If they're too difficult for you then don't get it for a console and let it be. As for console owners like me who do not want to buy a new computer for the game, I'm banking on this.

    Don't bank on it. Like I said, Blizzard has already stated that this will be a PC/Mac exclusive.
  • #6 PH69
    I don't care if it comes on consoles, as long as they don't delay the PC version and keep it as a primary priority :)
  • #7 MijnWraak
    If anything it would be best suited for Wii or PS3. ps3 has good keyboard and mouse support, and the wiimote rocks. all they need to do is have a button addon for wiimote for more hotkeys.
  • #8 Magistrate
    I don't care if it comes on consoles, as long as they don't delay the PC version and keep it as a primary priority :)


    Yeah, my thoughts, too, since Blizzard has always been a major PC gaming company, and not a console one. But still, I would like to not have to buy a new PC.
  • #9 biff_exploder
    they better get their focus on the pc, we dont want a messed up game just because they needed to save time to make a console version.
  • #10 mockery
    Quote from "PH69" »
    I don't care if it comes on consoles, as long as they don't delay the PC version and keep it as a primary priority :)

    If they did release it on a console, I can't imagine it would delay the PC version. Their previous console games ("Diablo" on the PS1 and "Starcraft 64" on the N64) came long after the PC versions were released. So yeah, no worries there.
  • #11 wicked_alex
    id rather have the pc verison pc verison would be way better then the console but if it does come out for a console i dont really care i got the ps3 but i also got a very good high end computer so i dont care what it comes out for lol
  • #12 Sylvanyte
    Why not just make something close to a straight port? Grab a USB mouse and USB keyboard and you are good to go for a console version... The wii has plenty of games that require the purchase of additional products, I don't think people would mind that much, at least fora ps3 port, if they needed a keyboard and mouse to play. I think it would also open that idea for even more games afterward.

    Consoles are basically computer at this point anyways, why not bring the games over? Imagine playing it on a GIGANTIC HD tv in your living room. I'd love it.
  • #13 Wyan69
    hmm I dunno the 360 version would come with achievements! lol
    but yeah id like to see them keep it PC only!
  • #14 Illdisposed
    As long as it doesn't hurt the release date for PC, then fine by me. I own a PS3. And if the game would run smoother on the ps3 then on my PC, then i could simply switch my mouse and keyboard to the PS3. And play it from there :) ..
  • #15 LiVamxz
    Quote from "mockery" »
    The Wii would probably be the best suited console for the game, what with the Wiimote controller 'n all, but the Xbox 360 or PS3 would be the only ones that I think could do justice to Diablo's graphics.


    Don't bank on it. Like I said, Blizzard has already stated that this will be a PC/Mac exclusive.


    50x Mf runs with a Wiimote?

    Enough said. :/
  • #16 Kratos
    I am against a console release. It would push the development of the game back for at least a year or more. And as we all know, the vast mayority of multyplatform games tend te be lower in quality compared to games that are exclussive releases.

    Blizzard already stated that they don't like to compromise the quality of their games.
  • #17 Eldius
    Anything related to Starcraft, Warcraft or Diablo should never be released on a console. They should remain pc games.
  • #18 BoZoM
    the mouse is much better then this stupid analogs.
  • #19 privat
    I have Diablo for PS1 :)
  • #20 Mach-X
    Quote from "Sylvanyte" »


    Consoles are basically computer at this point anyways, why not bring the games over? Imagine playing it on a GIGANTIC HD tv in your living room. I'd love it.


    Ha ha, my 37" LCD came WITH a VGA port in back so I AM playing Diablo 1/2 in my living room! I also have a Microsoft wireless desktop that I sit on a wooden panel across my lap so I play from the comfort of my reclining sofa. I love it. I'll never go back to sitting at a desk in front of a monitor. Throw in a full sized Dolby 5.1 setup (not some lame htib) and it's Diablo like you've never seen/heard it. Diablo 1 on the playstation wasn't bad at all, I thought it worked well when I played it. But the new game obviously needs many more hotkeys for skills but I'm sure it can be done, and I wouldn't mind it, tho it'll be the pc version for me.
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