Diablo 3 in development for Xbox One, but Blizzard not sure if it will ever launch

Blizzard confirms it's working on a version of the game for Microsoft's new system, but won't say if it will ever be released.

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Diablo III is currently in development for Xbox One in conjunction with the previously confirmed PlayStation 4 version, Blizzard Entertainment told Videogamer today.

Lead producer Alex Mayberry said it "makes more sense" to develop the game for Xbox One and PS4 simultaneously, but he would not confirm if Diablo III is actually going to be released on Microsoft's new console.

"I don't know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can't really comment on what that contract looks like," Mayberry said. "The point is we are developing for Xbox [One] and PS4 simultaneously. We hit those major platforms and then our goal as a development team is to make them run."

Mayberry said because Blizzard created the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Diablo III simultaneously, the studio has demonstrated it knows how to work on two platforms at once.

"That's just what we do. And then Blizzard and Microsoft can work out whatever they work out," he said, referencing the contract between the two companies.

Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion launches tomorrow, March 25. Blizzard told GameSpot today that it expects the expansion's launch to be "pretty smooth."

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I'm actually doubting this will ever see the light of day on x1...it was by sheer luck it made it on the 360.

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If MS don't get behind this they are fools.


That said I can't see why they wouldn't be bending over backwards to make it happen.

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How can you say that it might not ever launch for Xbox One when they're developing an Xbox One version? Odds are they're trying to figure out a way to release both versions either at the same time or figure out a good late date for Xbox One in the event that PS4 gets first dibs on it. Everybody who has been tracking Diablo 3 for consoles knows that it was originally announced for PS3 but then released for both PS3 & 360 so there is no reason to expect anything different now. Just because they can't confirm a release date right away doesn't mean it isn't coming out.


"Blizzard's non-committal stance on an Xbox One version echoes that of the last-gen release of Diablo 3, which was originally announced for PS3 but later confirmed to launch simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PS3."

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Why the **** would they "attempt" to develop it, for an experiment? Blizzard isn't that stupid. If it doesn't work out they will be wasting money, time and resources. This is the first time I have heard of a dev doing something like this. I imagine it has happened before, just on a much smaller scale. Makes no sense to me, then again Eddie did "write" it.

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Horrible article. By those standards no games may come out ever!

Use that headline next time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> LOL. No surprise considering who wrote it.

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What a blatant LIE the author wrote in the title. Nowhere in the article does the guy say it might not be released at all. He says he doesn't know the specifics of Blizzards arrangement with Microsoft so he can't comment on its release. I HIGHLY doubt they would waste the manpower & resources on making a game they didn't plan on releasing.


I'm really getting tired of Eddie Magoo misrepresenting stories. I hope someone holds him liable for all his fabrications and I'm disappointed in Gamespot for letting his bullshit lies continue to this extent. He makes up his own shit and posts it as a news article.


On a more positive note... I really hope Blizzard does bring Reaper of Souls to the One. I have D3 on the 360, and while I do own both the ps4 & XB1, I won't buy it for the ps4 because I'm not starting over. PS3 to PS4 lets you carry your saves over, so I assume 360 to XB1 will as well.

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<< LINK REMOVED >>"The way we develop, it’s as if there will be an Xbox One version, but until it’s announced there’s nothing official." - Alex Mayberry

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<< LINK REMOVED >>I appreciate your attempt at defending Eddie, but you gotta see that 80% of his articles are BS. Us members can't all be wrong.

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Dont even bother. This is the same website that lets employees give games a bad review score strictly because they didn't know how to use a controller.

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So Blizzard is trying to charge MS an arm and a leg for their old, terrible game and MS isn't showing a willingness to pay out the rear for it. Good for MS. Spend that money on new games not old PC ports.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No, it doesn't work that way. Publishers pay the console producers a fee to publish games on the platform, not the other way around.

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As long as they don't keep delaying the PS4 version, I don't mind. The more players the merrier.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Because most of the things that made it a shitfest on PC were fixed, tweaked or removed. It was a better game by the time it arrived.

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I am not sure if this is a yay or nay? I would only be disappointed by this if D3 did get back the old Diablo feel and play from D2 with Reaper of Souls. -shrugs- So this is just a meh at this point.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I just watched all of the D2's cinematics... man, it was a different game. Leagues better.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I still hesitate to fight the bosses in D2. I sit there like "i'm gonna die im gonna die"

In D3 I just run and go "....oh im done"

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Whoa.


1. Microsoft getting greedy. Again. (ESO subs was the first greed)

2. 360 to One players are shafted.

3. Diablo 3's expansion looks to be an 'exclusive' for the PS4


My question is this. Could this be heading towards Blizzard releasing exclusively World of Warcraft for the PS4?

The idea would be mind boggling. PS4 already demonstrated it's willingness to allow such WITHOUT the PS Plus unlike Xbox Live. With the PS4 also being keyboard and mouse friendly We could see some options.


A. The game for the PS4 will be 'gated' Say one expansion every 2 months? The first four (burning crusade, Wrath of the Litch King and Cataclysm) is free and last two are 30 and 40 a pop or....


B. Just play catch up to PC and the servers are used by both PS4 and PC.


Gotta wonder. are they or aren't they?

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No. They aren't.


No one uses a keyboard for console controls, so it would be a wasted effort to port WoW to PS4.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>It is fully supported on the system, its just up to the developer if they wanna use it or not. DC Universe Online on the PS4 supports using keyboard for instance.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Because few games takes advantage or even allow that. But I know some people using mouse and keyboard for FFXIV on ps3 since the game allow it.

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1) I guess MS executives played D3 for PC and really not sure if its worth taking it in.

or

2) Blizzard and MS are still negotiating a price, a price that MS doesn't feel is is right for D3.

or

3) MS has enough bad rep, there not sure if they can except D3 and take another hit.(guess this falls with #1, kind of).

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that makes sense lol!!

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That's because you only produce mediocre or worse games as of late Blizzard.


You are another shit-shovelling faceless company now--- Blizzard died as soon as WoW became super-popular.

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It started before that when the core group of founders left.

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If They did release Diablo 3 for the Xbox one. Make it a "special" edition for this port. Have this version of Diablo 3 support 8 players at once. Local Co-op with 8 people on the same console. For Some reason you can have 8 Controllers enabled on Xbox one. So an 8 player co-op dungeon crawl.


The Turbographx-16 and the Wii U do support 5 player local co-op/Versus so since Xbox one always 8 controllers might as well have 1 game that supports 8 players.


A late and modified port for Diablo 3 on Xbox one with 8 players.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Just a question do you think 8 player local is even possible. I mean. the screen would probably look crazy. But I guess that would be kind of interesting. I would never play that many people at once. But if you could why now.

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Ah! Sounds like there is a disagreement between MS and Blizzard. The whole "release on X1 the same day as everything else" causing some problems?

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That policy is for independent developers who are taking a free dev kit from MS as a part of their ID@Xbox program. It has no impact on a game made by a subsidiary of one of the largest publishers around.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> This is hardly a "must have" game. It'd be nice to fill a niche, but its already out on every other platform so it won't bring a lot to the table for MS to get it. Its more probably Blizzard trying to milk MS for a bit of profit margin.

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Why is Blizzard even in the news, who gives a shit what they do. They've been defunct for over a decade.

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The title of this article...WTF?! Sounds like something from The Onion.

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I asked myself why the **** then would Bliz work on something they have no plans to release.

Then I remembered it's Blizzard.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Because both games wouldn't need all the power either have to run it. Kinda easy since the ports from PC is pretty bloody easy now.

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I don't see much of a market for this game since it has been on older systems for a while now... Maybe is they release it with the expansion included? Who knows. There aren't tons of games for either system so maybe if they get this out soon enough they can sell to gamers just looking for something new on the newer consoles.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Actually, a lot of people, including PC diehards, say the console version is a lot better and some of them have purchased it again just for that. Game is well beyond the 10 million mark by now.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I agree the console version is a lot of fun. I didn't buy it again simply because I kinda overkilled on the PC.


As far as I know, the PS4 is gonna get a bundled release, Diablo 3 + Reaper of Souls. I'm not sure about this but I think I saw it on some or other site.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There wasn't even a market for this game on PC when it released. It sold based entirely on brand loyalty even after Blizzard came out and told Diablo fans, before release, that it wouldn't be good. At that time Torchlight was around anyway and was better.

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@pkosior .......It's a 2 year old game broseph. Designed to work on integrated graphics cards from 2000. Obviously it's 1080p.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Don't worry, Sony will lie about something in regard to the game... But you fanboys will still believe what they say! Lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> LOL you mean like Microsoft being for gamers with their Roku One er Xbox One? Required connection that can't be switched off with a patch yet it was? The idea the Kinect has to be connected then whoops yes it can!?


Yeah your so desperate you should be in a clown car at a circus.

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They are making it but are unsure if it will launch...i smell misinformation.

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