Blizzard hiring 'PlayStation 3 Specialist' for Diablo III

California game giant looking for senior software engineer specializing in Sony's console to be "key contributor" on upcoming hack-and-slash game.

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Since Diablo III was first announced at BlizzCon 2008, rumors have swirled that it would be ported beyond the PC. Now, developer-publisher Blizzard Entertainment has dropped another strong hint that the game will find its way onto consoles.

According to a job listing for a "PlayStation 3 Specialist" on Blizzard's job portal, the California studio is looking for someone with strong knowledge of Sony's system to be on the Diablo III team.

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"Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an enthusiastic senior software engineer to be a key contributor on the Diablo team. This position is responsible for overseeing PlayStation 3 (PS3) architecture design," reads the job listing, "as well as other PS3-specific game code development to maximize platform performance."

As noted earlier, this is not the first time Blizzard has teased console development for Diablo III. Last November the developer posted a job listing for "Lead Designer, Console," which remains live on the site. Additionally, at the time, Blizzard made it very clear it was thinking about bringing Diablo III to consoles.

"We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team," read a Blizzard statement. "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 such a project."

Of course, today's new job listing is still far from confirmation that the developer is in fact bringing Diablo III to consoles. Whatever the case, the game is still a ways away, as publisher Activision does not expect Diablo III to ship by the end of the year.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's most recent preview of Diablo III.

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