More Reviews
REVIEWS Resident Evil Revelations 2 -- E Review
In this second chapter we see the "survival" part of "survival horror" come charging into the forefront.

Screamride Review
If you've been wanting a game that makes you scream “WHOO!”, Screamride has just the ticket.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Inside My Radio Preview
It's the kind of rhythm game you wish Harmonix would make.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Screamride
Release date: Out Now

Helldivers
Release date: Out Now

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15


LATEST FEATURES PAX East 2015 Panel Guide
The Boston-based convention begins later this week, and along with it a whole bunch of interesting panels to check out.

"PlayStation Looks on Top Right Now" Over Xbox for Indie Games
And the war for indie exclusives between Sony and Microsoft continues...

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

GAMING NEWS

Diablo III Will Only Go To Consoles If It Requires "No Compromises"

Posted on Monday, March 26 @ 09:44:57 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack

Diablo III is one of the biggest releases of the year, so it's no wonder that when console-port rumors surfaced it was the talk of the town. However, despite a seemingly clear confirmation earlier in the year, Blizzard has only strongly considered a port at this point. It turns out that the deciding factor will be whether or not the game would suck to play on a console.

Blizzard COO Paul Sams addressed the rumors of a console version of Diablo III head-on in a recent interview with CVG. He expressed his studio's interest in making a port, but also some caution with how well that dream would translate into reality.

Same with the console; we don't decide up front that we want to make a console product. We just want to make a great game. If the best experience involves a mouse and a keyboard, we'll put it on PC. If it plays better with a controller, that's the route we'd take. If it works on both, and we don't have to make any meaningful alterations or compromises to the experience, we'd make it for both.

He concluded:

 If we feel we can have a game on multiple platforms, then we'll do it. We're not afraid to - that's for sure!

TLDR: If a controller doesn't work well with Diablo III, a console version isn't happening.

Truthfully, if any Blizzard game were to make the leap, it'd be from the Diablo series since both Warcraft (including World of Warcraft) and StarCraft simply require way too many inputs. In addition, the entire business is about making money and making a game available on more platforms (especially such a high-profile game) is a great way to drive revenue. With that said, the fast-paced nature of Diablo III might be the greatest barrier for console fans looking to play the game.

So is Diablo III coming to consoles? Nobody can be too sure, but Blizzard are clearly interested in doing it, and as long as Sony and/or Microsoft don't get in the way, it's a serious prospect.

Related Games:   Diablo III
Tags:   Diablo 3, Blizzard


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution