Back in November of 2010, Blizzard began posting job listings for a "Diablo-related project for consoles," and speculated about the possibility of developing a console version of Diablo 3 in its community forums. Today, at a Gamescom press conference, Blizzard all but confirmed that such a version of the game is in the works.
Diablo 3 lead designer Josh Mosqueira asserted that Blizzard "is very, very serious about bringing the Diablo 3 experience to the console," adding that the developer is currently recruiting a team to handle the initiative.
"We're looking for programmers, designers, artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console. Trust me, it is a dream job," Mosqueria said, according to a report by Eurogamer. "All I can say is it's going to be awesome. Stay tuned."
Based on that statement, it sounds like console gamers can start to get cautiously excited. However, a console version does raise questions about how things like the PC version's real money auction house would work in that environment, if at all.
The PC version of Diablo 3 still doesn't have a firm release date yet, though beta is still expected sometime in Q3 2011. (That's, like, now!)