New E3 Console Video
A new video has been posted where Game Director Josh Mosqueira shows cooperative gameplay for the console version of the game. There isn't much new information in the video, but it shows a good amount of uninterrupted 4-player gameplay.
1.) If there are only local players in the game, the game will pause when the inventory or skill screens are up. If remote players are also present, the game will not pause.
2.) If you are signed into your own profile/user for a local game, you get access to your own stash and do not have to share!
3.) In gameplay, R3 places a beacon of light over the player’s head. This is particularly useful when coordinating in multiplayer as a way to visually indicate “Over here!” to your group.
L3 has no dedicated function in gameplay - We felt it would be pretty awkward to click down when you also use it for movement.
4.) Pressing the D-pad up while in game will allow you to Fast Equip items. Pressing the D-pad right will cast your Town Portal, and pressing the D-pad down will allow you to access your full-screen map.
5.) If there are only local players in the game, then yes, the game pauses when the START button is pressed or when the inventory/skill screens are up. If remote players are also present, the game will not be paused.
No Collector Editions for Console
We will not be offering a separate collector's edition of the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions of Diablo III, but we have a variety of preorder bonuses and exclusives available to those who take the fight for Sanctuary to consoles. You can read about them here in this blog.
Open World in D3
Wyatt Cheng talked a little bit about making the world of Sanctuary more open in his interview with ArchonTheWizard, but it's to early to have more details on how it would work. I think this all comes back to having more choices in content (something Travis Day talks about), and that's something we're definitely interested in providing more of. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
LastZoul's Witch Doctor Max DPS Compilation
LastZoul, one of the top Witch Doctors in the world, has released a compilation video with a few WD specs, showing what the class can do with top gear in MP10.
Open world ey? Let's hope it's not that type of open world where the zones are plentiful and the randomized maps aren't.
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Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."
"Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"