Diablo 3 for Xbox One And PS4 Will Get Regular Updates, Just Like on PC
Blizzard says architecture of new consoles means that the developer can deliver patches shortly after PC.
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Ahead of the August 19 release of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Blizzard Entertainment has announced that when a patch is delivered for PC, it will come to those consoles shortly after. "To put that into perspective, the last time a huge PC game quickly mirrored patches on the console version was back in... well, never," Microsoft says in a post on the Xbox Wire.
Diablo III production director John Hight said that that when Blizzard began development on the game for consoles, he thought it would be impossible to release updates on console so quickly after PC. But now Blizzard can, Microsoft says, because the Xbox One is "powerful enough to handle large-form patches and can update games in the background."
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Hight said pretty much the same thing about the PS4. "The next-gen console architecture makes it much easier for us to offer ongoing patch support for the PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition," he said. "This means that as we continue to patch the game on PC, we'll now be able to roll out related patch content, as appropriate, on PS4 as well. It'll take some additional time beyond the PC patch rollout, but we'll get them to you as quickly as possible."
Just last month, Blizzard was still debating how it would support the game post-release. It remains to be seen just how long it will be after a Diablo III patch is deployed on PC before it comes to consoles.
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition launches August 19 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. Blizzard recently confirmed that the Xbox One version will run in 1080p after you apply a day-one update. The PS4 version also runs in 1080p, and both iterations will offer 60fps gameplay. The game contains the main Diablo III game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. As we learned at E3, the PS4 version of the game includes infected from The Last of Us, as well as a special Shadow of the Colossus transmog set.
For more on Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, be sure to watch a replay of our interview with Blizzard above.
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