Diablo III: Reaper of Souls confirmed for PS4

Blizzard Entertainment confirms upcoming expansion in development for Sony's next-generation console, will be playable at BlizzCon 2013 next month.

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is in development for the PlayStation 4. When it was announced in August during Gamescom, the expansion was confirmed only for the PC. No release date has been announced.

It is not clear if Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is also in development for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be playable to the public on the PS4 at BlizzCon 2013, which kicks off next month in Anaheim, California.

Those in attendance at the event will get a chance to try out single-player and same-screen co-op demos, set on the streets of Westmarch as one of the game's original five classes.

BlizzCon attendees will also get a chance to try out the DualShock 4's new features for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, including the "Share" functionality and touchpad. BlizzCon 2013 physical tickets are sold out, though virtual passes are on sale.

Reaper of Souls will introduce a new class, the Crusader, and increase the level cap to 70. All of the game's classes will get new skills, passive abilities, and runes. The Crusader class is a descendent of the Paladin order and includes a version of the Fist of the Heavens skill seen in Diablo II.

Diablo III's philosophy toward loot will also be changed with the Reaper of Souls expansion. Loot will drop less frequently, but the loot that does drop will be of higher regard, Blizzard said.

Diablo III launched on the PC and Mac in May 2012 and has shipped more than 12 million copies to date. The game was released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September. Diablo III's gold and real-money auction houses will be removed in March 2014.

According to a report from this summer, the PS4 version of Diablo III will be released in 2014. An Xbox One version has not been announced.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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76 comments
KamikazeDonut
KamikazeDonut

I hope they port this over to the 360 soon. I've beaten this game 5 times and I'm still playing it.

shiss27
shiss27

Can I get a fuck yeah? These guys know how to make stuff better!

mmamedic
mmamedic

I can't wait to buy D3 for PS4!!

doctorj11111
doctorj11111

If Reaper of Souls comes included with Diablo 3 for $60 on next gen, then I may consider.  I already own the game on PC, so would only have to pay $40 for the expansion on PC.  For only $20 more I can play in the living room on the console.  Hmm, will have to think about it. 

CaptainSofa
CaptainSofa

I put this game in the same category as games like Temple Run. I cant believe its a sixty dollar game from a AAA developer.

ahnzz
ahnzz

not confirmed for ps3 yet? .. come on Blizzard

Ceclor
Ceclor

Still not buying it.

proudy2007
proudy2007

Simple fact........ easier to develope for on ps4 with its superior power

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

The problem with DLC like this... is that those who held off for a price drop and who are on the fence about buying Diablo 3 will now possibly hold off completely now for a later 'complete' version.  Sort of like Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen.  Those who waited on DD can get the kitchen sink for $30 bucks.  I think Diablo 3 will follow in Dragon Dogma's footsteps.   No rush to buy it whatsoever.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

what's with all the PS4 love, why can't they announce for xbox one too?

drsw36
drsw36

Loved Diablo 3. Can't wait for it. 

Also I though the PS3 & 360 version of Reaper of Souls was already confirmed.

divinejester
divinejester

Please read the whole article, its been confirmed for the PC already. They are not skipping the pc, just that its coming to the ps4 as well. Not hard to comprehend.

Solace427
Solace427

How is that going to work exactly? Is the expansion going to be release with D3 for PS4? A lot of clarification is needed here.

darkrayne
darkrayne

If the expansion isn't released for every system that the base game is on.. then Blizzard are cunts.

zerofrust
zerofrust

Gee Blizzard is trying hard to keep fcking that chicken....

Your main audience is on PC and it's not going to change.

Cronyk
Cronyk

Now just announce it for the X1 and I'll buy it....

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

So,whats the release window for next gen console(the main game)?

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

Still haven't played Diablo 3. After sampling the trial I thought it was crap!

komuchen
komuchen

I still don't get it why they want to put in Paladin, when they've said that Monk is pretty much what paladin is supossed to be.

I would rather see Druid and change into werebear. And level cap to 70? WOW! I mean, we had 100 paragons, so what will that change?

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

This game is what happens when the Diablo studio is dissolved, Diablo 3 gets delayed for a decade, and most of the ideas destined for the game show up in World of Diablocraft instead.

corrus
corrus

Reaper of souls = Death

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

@CaptainSofa Well big titles sells for big money. Minecraft was free the first months and now it's 15 bucks on XBLive (or atleast it was before ). It's just how the world works bud ^^

Gam3Head
Gam3Head

@proudy2007 This game looks terrible if You compare it to PC ver of original D3. It actually looks like the resolution from PS3 with again looks terrible on 47 inch Tv i play. So disapointed... I though it's gonna be in full HD on PS4, I'll stay with PC for this one.


natalieyan
natalieyan

@ohjtbehaaave if it follows Dragons Dogma the complete package of this game will be soon on the PS+

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@dark_rage864 Because the xbox one is like the plague to the gaming industry now. You are going to see a lot more playstation exclusive content. 

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

@Solace427 All of my experience with Blizzard expansion is this. You cannot play the expansion unless you have the game..so in this case if you don't have Diablo 3 and buy Reaper of Souls you won't be able to play it until you do. 

That's how expansions usually work.. they are content added to the original game that adds either an act + class and some other things to the initial game.

Unless they plan on doing a bundle with D3 + expansion for PS4 I don't know how else it should work other than what I said.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@zerofrust Like pretty much every other western company that jumped ship to consoles, amirite?

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Cronyk Same here.
I wont be buying the X360 version if there is to be a X1 version :)

ma-ti89
ma-ti89

@CyDidley @ohjtbehaaave Blizz sales their exp packs for $40 (PC), though still expensive for the content they put in the game. This game is worth $20 at the most for what they have showed so far. Its beatable within a few hours.

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

@CyDidley @ohjtbehaaave  oh ok.  $60 expansion?   Even more reason to avoid it.  Waiting a while for Game of the Year Edition with EVERYTHING included for $30 to $40 bucks confirmed.

Cronyk
Cronyk

@Thanatos2k @Cronyk Cuz it has the games I want, the online experience i want, the controller i want, and I enjoy using voice navigation. Stop your fucking trolling deuche

Cronyk
Cronyk

I know. I rented it instead for my fix, hoping blizzard comes to their senses...

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

@Salt_AU @Thanatos2k @billlabowski @dark_rage864  Hardly a valid argument man, PC gaming is doing just fine as it is, sales are going up, more people are playing, and most games are now released to PC as well including GTAV by the looks of it. Who needs it? Anyone who wants RTS, Simulators, E-sports and tons of fame in the gaming world with plenty of cash in the pot. Oh there is plenty of reason to get a PC.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@billlabowski @Thanatos2k @dark_rage864 Well the even more disturbing thing is that Diablo is a PC game, it shouldn't be on any consoles at all!  PC version would be superior if Blizzard wasn't complete frauds now.