Blizzard Explores Consoles

Blizzard has said many a-times that they were tossing around the idea of joining the console wars... Now it's more than just a thought; they are currently hiring for three different Console positions on the D3 Development Team: a Senior Producer, Lead Designer, and a Lead Programmer. However, as this other version gets further into testing, I am sure we will see more positions opening up in this regard as long as all goes well.

Official Blizzard Quote:

As some of you may have seen over on the Diablo III home page, 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. As always feel free to discuss this topic here, but please note that we don’t have any further details to share at this time.

If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the Diablo team, then head over to the job posts to check out the requirements and submit an application.

Since the game itself will be coming out Soon(TM) as Don has explained, I do not believe that it will be out in time to make a big impact on the Xbox360, Wii, and/or PS3 lives. If the game were to come out, it would need to be on a next-generation console otherwise, D3 will just end up like SC:Ghost.

If you guys noticed, at the end of one of the Job Opportunity pages, "" was listed as a plus. How exactly these console games will work with is something I would be very interested in learning about... Theoretically then, we PC users could potentially play in the same game with Console users.


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