Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on PS4 supports Remote Play

Lead level designer Matthew Berger confirms game will be playable on PlayStation Vita.

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The PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will support Remote Play, lead level designer Matthew Berger told GameSpot today at an event in New York City.

"As long as PS4 supports Remote Play, Reaper of Souls will support it," Berger said.

Three days ago at BlizzCon, Berger told GameSpot that Blizzard had no immediate plans to support Remote Play for the PS4 version of Diablo III due to various UI and experience issues related to the PlayStation Vita's screen size. However, he did say that the idea for Remote Play support was "percolating" in the back of the developer's mind.

The Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo III will be released on PS4 as part of the Ultimate Evil Edition in 2014.

Remote Play allows certain console games to be played on the PS Vita. Nintendo offers similar functionality for the Wii U, allowing users to play some games completely off-screen via the GamePad.

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Cool. Now you can be disappointed...on the go? From somewhere other than directly in front of your tv?

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Shameless MONEY GRABBERS!!!!

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So.... Is there an Diablo 3, and then Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition? Maybe I'm just reading and understanding the articles wrong. And maybe I'm digging too deep, but will only the expansion gaming be part or the Remote Play, or are they going to make all of D3 remote play?

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I think for PS4 it will only be the Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition which will be Diablo 3 and the new expansion Reaper of Souls in one game.

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I loved the vita while I had one, my main problem, besides the lack of AAA games, is the fact that battery life is ridiculously low. While Sony seems to have found a solution for the lack of games, the battery is still a problem. Plus, you can't really go too far from your PS4 if you want to stream games, so I'm left wondering, why do I really need it.

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I play with it plugged in via extension , I only use it when the gf is watching some crap on TV

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It's steamed through your modem not directly from ps4 and most modern modems go 20 metres.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Imagine how bad it'll get with the wi-fi streaming. 2 hours absolute max. Which is ridiculous. 2.5 hours charging, 2 hours playing. Pretty fun, huh?


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<< LINK REMOVED >> we have the same problem there my vita only last bout 3-4 hour with normal volume n brightness . still , vita game is actually getting good so it is worth my buck

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How long does the battery of a Vita last?

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 3 hours tops.


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<< LINK REMOVED >> The reason I feel I really need it is so that when I need to take a dump, I can continue owning nubz whilst on the toilet.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> What is it with Americans and their need to partake in an activity while taking a dumb?

*types this while on the toilet*

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Gamespot messed this one up big time.

Somewhere around here--probably impossible to find after the site redesign--is a 7 minute video interview with one of the Diablo designers. I watched the entire video and he did make comments about the Vita "not being in the cards" or something to that effect. But my interpretation of his comments was that a Vita NATIVE version of the game wasn't current planned. Remote Play was never specifically addressed.

In a rush to write sensationalistic headlines, sounds like Gamespot completely missed what was being said.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> No, we reported what was directly told to us.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Blame the dev! I was the editor who conducted the Blizzcon interview, and it was made clear that I was discussing remote play.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Fair enough. In the video that was posted in the original story, Remote Play was never specifically named. Berger mentioned a few reasons why the Vita would be a difficult platform for Diablo 3, and then said "we don't really have any plans right now." When I watched the video, my immediate reaction was that he was commenting on a Vita native version of the game. And that seems to be the case since Remote Play apparently IS supported and they don't need to do anything special to make it happen.

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Ok, now I'm confused. Is it or isn't supporting remote play? Yesterday we heard the exact opposite.

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This fits in with what Sony has said, that unless it uses a feature not available on the Vita, like the Eye, it will have remote play standard.

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dat mixed messaging

If this is the case, I'll buy it.

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LOL that's funny << LINK REMOVED >>

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, I was wondering about this as well. Just yesterday I read they didn't support this, now all of the sudden they do? I hope they didn't rush on this feature too much for the game...

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Is Reaper of Soul going to be on PS3 as well?

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Does it really? Yesterday the same guy has told us the exact opposite!

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Diablo 3 PS4 won't feature Remote Play (but may in the future)

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Cool, the grimy dungeons will look great on the Vita screen. And slaughtering that many enemies with a handheld, with the screen a few inches from your face, sounds bloody wonderful to me.

Again though most of the problems with remote play will come in the form of crappy controls. I'm sure we will all get used to using the back touchpad if we need to but it still isn't ideal. Or comfortable.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah and why would I be wasting my life on chats for games I hate if that were true?

I tried the original Diablo games and the out of date graphics and gameplay make me want to plunge a broken brick into my eye socket.

Diablo III might have had some problems, but it is still epically fun.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It isn't so much the graphics but the see through scenery. Diablo 3 has see through things but at leas they are done well. Most of the time on the old games I was straining my eyes to see where the hell the doors were and stuff.

I thought the game itself was decent overall, I can see why people loved it so much but there are things on that game that simply wouldn't be acceptable any more.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Oh danny. You hurt me. Outdated graphics. The graphics are hardly any older than Diablo 3. Diablo 3 was intentionally made with terrible cartoony graphics because it was intended for consoles.

If you honestly think the Diablo 1 or 2 graphics are bad, I have no words for you.

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Good for the shitter i presume

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i hate to say i told u so but anyway let me explain something can everyone with a brain understand this is how it works . if a game uses a camera or move it will not work on remote play .if not it DOES!!!! no more speculation please as remote play is mandatory and is not news . END OF DISCUSSION

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Now we just need to see how often it works as advertised. ;)

Sony hasn't done much to instill confidence in Remote Play. The official PS4 website says the feature is available in "a range of PS4 titles." Not "all" titles...not "most" titles...just "a range" of titles.

And their huge FAQ from a couple weeks ago has enough disclaimers to leave me wondering how many people won't have the right "gaming router" or will be deemed too far away from their wifi in order to have a great experience.

Other issues include the 4 missing buttons on the Vita and fine screen details (text, subtitles) which may be too small to read on the Vita. Touch screen button substitutes will work well in some games...not so well in others.

In the six months since universal Remote Play was announced, I haven't heard anyone from Activision or EA comment on its availability (or quality) in Madden, FIFA, NBA Live, Call of Duty, Battlefield or many others...

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iv'e seen 50% of retail launch day games working they all work fine just look on n4g .this should answer your questions

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Ohhhh man, this just keeps getting better and better! I am going to play the HELL out of this game with Remote Play! Greatness Arrives in 4 days!!!!

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They need to put together that PS4/Vita bundle, ASAP.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I bought my Vita full price over the summer just weeks before that Mega Bundle was announced. And you know what? The Vita is so awesome I couldn't care less.

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I WILL BE BUYING THIS GAME NOW

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1 reason to get a Vita for me... I need a couple more now.

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