Diablo III coming to PS3, PS4

Blizzard's hack-and-slash lootfest coming to Sony platforms, will include four-player split-screen co-op.

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Blizzard vice president Chris Metzen made a surprise appearance at Sony's PlayStation Meeting tonight to make a quick announcement. After joking that Blizzard and Sony were joining forces with the ultimate goal of world domination, he reminded viewers that Blizzard started out as a console game developer. Metzen mentioned early Blizzard games Rock 'N Roll Racing and Blackthorne and then stated that Blizzard has long been looking for the game that would enable it to break back into the console space. Blizzard has figured out what that game is, he said: it's Diablo III.

No footage of Diablo III running on the PlayStation 4 was shown, but Metzen did let drop that the game will also be available on the PlayStation 3 and that it will feature four-player split-screen cooperative play. "One couch to rule them all," Metzen cracked. He said that Blizzard will have more to show of Diablo III on Sony consoles at PAX East next month.

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Discussion

132 comments
DP1130
DP1130

I played Diablo 3 but once I beat it, I lost the mojo to run threw it on the other difficulties. Diablo 3 is a good game, but the very definition of a "one trick pony".

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Diablo isnt as bad as people say.. its actually a very good game.

People just love to sook about it and yet they still play it and hit up the battle.net forums sooking about it. 

if they didnt like it as much as they make out they wouldnt play it or talk about it any more.

I think its funny when people say it is bad coz obviously they dont no how to play it

rasputin177
rasputin177

Could someone please tell me when we can expect this to happen? Will I be able to play D3 on PS3 before the PS4 comes out? Or will I have to wait until the launch of the PS4? I am sorry but I have wanted to play Diablo on a console since D2 so I am excited and would really like to know if anyone has any idea. Thanks for your time.

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

Diablo  is coming back to playstation. I'm glad that they are making a drm free, local four player co op version. 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

They should have made WoW for PS4.. That would have been Epic

Not Diablo 3

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Who cares about a crappy game going multiplat again ?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Diablo 3 on PS4 I guess this will provide my Dungeon crawl fix on PS4. I still have the original Diablo for the first Playstation. Hopefully Blizzard will have fixxed the issue's with this game. I didn't quite set the world on fire. Still it is better than nothing. PS4 will have better experience than the PS3 version?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Split Screen + Always On internet connection. Count on it.

Alex_Masterson
Alex_Masterson

I hope this will work and control better on the PS3/PS4 than Diablo 1 did on the PS1.

beast70
beast70

console guys DON'T get it trust me you know it's REALLY bad when a PC fanboy is trying to save you....

enoslives7
enoslives7

D3 was a giant face-plant....a rare mistake made by Blizzard. Why on earth would Sony allow this terrible game on their system??!?  Oh, that'$ right....

grnsuperman4
grnsuperman4

I'm in the minority of people that gets all excited when split screen games come out. But I can't help it. I'll be running around dungeons in my livingroom with my wife and 2 oldest kids. Screw Mario Cart. I wanna kill stuff.

gobio
gobio

DONT buy the game playstation  guys

blackothh
blackothh

there are still people that play that heaping pile of turd?

willzihang
willzihang

The game bored me after a week. You should get them to release Torchlight 2 on consoles instead-- it's a better and more honest game, by a developer that isn't in the business of milking certain MMOs to the masses that should have been put down years ago for the sake of progress.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Great news. Should be coming out for the next Xbox then too.

DreamsofGreen
DreamsofGreen

Lovvvvve it, this is the most awesome news. Can't wait to see what Sony & Blizzard can pull off next

Daian
Daian

Well at least now we know why it was so dumbed down right off the bat.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

So does it have the same always online requirement that the PC version had?

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Haven't played this game since my high level hardcore character met an untimely, impossible death.

Plus, the time suck keeps me away from my huge backlog on consoles.  One day I will pick it back up... one day...

P.S. for those who care, PVP has been added finally.

wexorian
wexorian

I can have 1 favor from console fanboys? Don't buy Diablo 3 teach Blizzard lesson. They became lazy money makers last 4 year.

Grayzer
Grayzer

@GH05T-666 Yes it is a decent game, however IMO - what holds it back is the skill customisation present in the last Diablo game and other games in the same genre.

I played quite a bit of it when it came out, I enjoyed it - but after a while it got pretty stale.

beast70
beast70

@rasputin177 well its your money XD but I don't think there is a official release day yet. My guess is it will launch with the PS4

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@CaptainGamespot D1 PS1 version was not developed and published by Blizzard it was developed by climax and published by EA so this is the only first Diablo which is both developed and published by Blizzard.

Thyasianman
Thyasianman

@grnsuperman4Oh so so true. I use to love Diablo 2, but I never tried out Diablo 3 at all. I'm tempted to try it out.I'll buy it once it hits $20, but I'm just so excited at the aspect of splitscreen! Especially 4 player splitscreen! You never see that anymore.

DreamsofGreen
DreamsofGreen

I'm not saying i don't hope so but this has occured because Blizzard & Sony have devolped a  "strategic partnership", and i just don't know if Microsoft will get a taste :(

kingotnw
kingotnw

@Daian Dumbed down as opposed to what? D2 or D1? Neither was a complex game, and none of them should have ever been given the tag RPG. Path of Exile is more of an RPG than any of the Diablo games have ever been. I don't particularly care for the color palette that was used for D3, but that's about it. I also feel TL2 is a better game than D3, and that was done by the developers that did D1 and D2.

kingotnw
kingotnw

@Valen_Ca They haven't said. I am curous if they will use Battle.net when it comes to online interactions. Also, I am curious even if they DO use their online service, will the platforms be separated from one another.

seasonedgamer
seasonedgamer

I only cared so I could continue saying "aaand they STILL don't have PVP yet". This is rough news for me.

kingotnw
kingotnw

@wexorian Why do you think you are superior because you game on a PC? As I stated before, I have been PC gaming for 20 years, and I have a gaming rig that would put most anyone's to shame. I also have all the consoles, and both a 3DS and a Vita. They ALL have their pluses and minuses... No platform is above that. That includes PCs. Why not just accept that and move on? I had been waiting for the D3 price to drop before getting it... Now, I plan on getting it on the PS4 because I can play local co-op with my wife.

IcemanX5
IcemanX5

@deathblow3 @beast70 LOL!!! ahh c'mon guys, why so mean? Diablo 3 was beautiful to look at, had some good sound, the story was ok...just ok. LOL! I still agree with these guys, dont buy it

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

@DreamsofGreen They will. Blizzard said that the PS4 will have "exclusive content" for the PS4. So I am assuming the Xbox will get the game with different "exclusive content". 

Daian
Daian

@kingotnw You're right, Diablo 1&2 were arcade racers with FPS elements.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@seasonedgamer Yeah, this will hit you hard.  Any ideas for a new 'go-to' response?

How about "it might take 10 years for this to go to retail"?

seasonedgamer
seasonedgamer

All he said was "console fanboys" which is just a title and not a position. You don't have to play All Consoles Jesus here.

Blizzard made a huge profit on Diablo 3 but failed to live up to.. well anything, the game is absolute garbage. So I don't think PC gamers are "jealous" or upset that Diablo is coming to consoles but rather nobody wants to see Blizzard make another dime off that piece of sh!t. So now more people will be tricked into buying a product based purely on it's former notoriety.

rasputin177
rasputin177

@beast70 @rasputin177 well yea its not like something to take personal. Just saying I found an article that said it will probably come before since they are in different development. So just saying it appears you guess might be wrong.