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Blizzard Discusses Diablo 3 Console Port (Update: Director Jay Wilson Weighs In)

Though Diablo 3 is currently only confirmed for the PC, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has once again suggested that the long-awaited action-RPG may end up on consoles as well.

"Every game we have the discussion about which platforms make the most sense," Morhaime stated in an interview at BlizzCon. "As Diablo 3 takes shape, I think we'll do an evaluation."

"I think there is a pretty good argument to be made that that type of game might work very well on consoles," he added. "There might be some technical limitations though that we might need to get past."

Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson also chimed in on the oft-speculated topic, noting that the game's control scheme would work rather well on consoles.

"If we did it, we would want to do a really high quality version--we wouldn't just want to do a port," Wilson said. "We would never make that decision if we thought we had to compromise the overall quality...we could probably do it at any time, we could release the game and then decide we wanted to do a 360 version or a PS3 version."

"We haven't really decided to take the [console] plunge," he continued "We've really come to the conclusion that it's probably the best fit because the control scheme is actually not that incompatible. So if we were to make that decision, Diablo would be the natural choice."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    October 10, 2008 12:14 PM

    I would love Diablo 3 on my 360. If they can make the game work with only a mouse, they can make it rock w/ a gamepad.

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      October 10, 2008 12:39 PM

      There's been games in this vein done previously and they work out pretty well. The Marvel UA games, that Fallout Dark Brotherhood game; hack 'n slash *can work* on a console if done properly.

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        October 10, 2008 1:28 PM

        Oh definitely. I didn't care for the Marvel games, but it wasn't due to the controls.

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