Diablo 3 coming to Xbox 360, launches with PS3 version on September 3

Blizzard had already announced the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo 3, so we had assumed it was coming to Xbox 360 as well. It appears our assumptions were right, as the company announced a version for Microsoft's current gen console, and a release date of September 3 for both.

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When Blizzard announced Diablo 3 for PlayStation 3 back in February, we sort of assumed it'd inevitably come to Xbox 360 as well. Indeed it will, the company confirmed today, announcing that both editions will hit on the same day: September 3.

The Infernal Helm, announced as a pre-order bonus for the PS3, will also be available for the Xbox 360, wearable by any class and giving extra experience for leveling.

"Playing Diablo 3 on a big screen with your friends brings a whole new level of intensity to the game, and with all of the control and interface adaptations we've made, it's extremely fun to play on PS3 and Xbox 360," said Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard, in a release. "In addition to the fine-tuning we've done for the console versions, we're also including major content and design updates we've made to the PC version over the past year, so players can expect an epic Diablo gaming experience when the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions launch in September."

Blizzard is already developing the game for the next generation of consoles, having revealed a PS4 version when it announced it for PS3, so it also makes sense that a Xbox One version is forthcoming, perhaps waiting for the reveal at Microsoft's E3 Xbox presentation on June 10.

Steve previewed the PS3 version with its changes for the gamepad if you want to see how the game will play.

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    June 6, 2013 6:15 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Diablo 3 coming to Xbox 360, launches with PS3 version on September 3.

    Blizzard had already announced the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo 3, so we had assumed it was coming to Xbox 360 as well. It appears our...

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      June 6, 2013 6:30 AM

      pretty cool, wish they had cross platform servers but still.

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        June 6, 2013 6:40 AM

        agreed, or even just let me one-time import my chars from battle.net so i don't have to grind up to 60 again or whatever the cap is

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          June 6, 2013 6:57 AM

          yeah really. they should find a way to at least do this

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          June 6, 2013 7:01 AM

          Oh that would so great. Especially since the drop rates will likely be better with NO AH.

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            June 6, 2013 7:10 AM

            They're revamping drop rates and item quality completely on the PC anyway (and the rate at which items drop is absurdly high right now, it's just the variance in quality that's a little problematic.)

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              June 6, 2013 7:15 AM

              Ah yes, the mythical, much anticipated "Itemization patch." Maybe it will get released in time for the console versions...

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          June 6, 2013 7:29 AM

          It might actually be possible if they didn't have to change too much of the game to get it to fit on the consoles. They are already doing stuff like that in WoW.

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            June 6, 2013 2:40 PM

            WoW for consoles...next? It's not out of the realm of possibility.

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        June 6, 2013 7:46 AM

        has there ever been cross platform servers between competing consoles

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      June 6, 2013 6:44 AM

      "Playing Diablo 3 on a big screen with your friends"

      hope this means couch co-op otherwise no purchase

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        June 6, 2013 6:57 AM

        I believe they did confirm local co-op

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        June 6, 2013 1:28 PM

        They show folks playing on a couch in their splash page, so I'm going with yes!

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      June 6, 2013 6:44 AM

      I don't know. I don't see a reason to get rid of my Xbox 360 and PS3...high fidelity alone don't mean anything to me, and I'll be damned if I'm going to play MMO's and fps for another 7 years.

      Not sure if this announcement helps or hinders future sales considerations.

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      June 6, 2013 7:01 AM

      I am so conflicted right now.

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      June 6, 2013 2:41 PM

      Wonder what the odds are that they'll accounce features for the PC version as well. Or the xpac?

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        June 6, 2013 3:11 PM

        I'm guessing if they don't appease PC players with the itemization patch there will be *Hell to pay*wokka wokka!

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      June 6, 2013 4:44 PM

      ...our... ?