Diablo 3 for Xbox One in development, Blizzard confirms

Surprise! Blizzard has confirmed it's working on an Xbox One version of Diablo 3. However, in a bizarre twist, while they can confirm development, they can't actually confirm if the game will actually come out.

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Surprise! Blizzard has finally confirmed it is working on an Xbox One version of Diablo 3, months after it appeared at retail. However, in a bizarre twist, while Blizzard can confirm development, they can't actually confirm if the game will actually come out.

"I don't know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can't really comment on what that contract looks like," lead producer Alex Mayberry explained to VideoGamer. "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."

Blizzard's odd, not-very-exclusive agreement with Sony may have something to do with Mayberry's silence. The PS3 version of Diablo was announced months before the Xbox 360 version, and included extra content not found on Microsoft's platform. Regardless, the two versions did ship at the same time. It's likely Blizzard is following the same practice with the next-gen release.

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    March 24, 2014 9:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Diablo 3 for Xbox One in development, Blizzard confirms.

    Surprise! Blizzard has confirmed it's working on an Xbox One version of Diablo 3. However, in a bizarre twist, while they can confirm development, they can't actually confirm if the game will actually come out.

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      March 24, 2014 9:41 AM

      I don't find this that Bizarre. Blizzard has done this a couple of times in the past where they talked about something they were working on and then cancelled it because it just wasn't fun enough.

      Warcraft Adventures and StarCraft Ghost are the two I'm thinking of. Have there been others?

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      March 24, 2014 9:56 AM

      And in another bizarre twist, the XB1 version will reintroduce the Auction House!

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        March 24, 2014 4:51 PM

        Heh, there's our "always-on console + always-on game" joke.

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      March 24, 2014 9:58 AM

      They sort of let that slip in the Chili pepper video they did last week.

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      March 24, 2014 12:12 PM

      Cool. Think I'll wait to play RoS with this version.

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      March 24, 2014 12:34 PM

      so long as they can confirm couch co-op if not then I can confirm it will be a no purchase

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        March 24, 2014 12:37 PM

        PS3 had it, I don't see why the other consoles wouldn't.

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          March 24, 2014 12:45 PM

          ps3 has D3 couch co-op?

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            March 24, 2014 12:47 PM

            It has, the Xbox 360 version does too.

            The PS4 version of Diablo 3/Reaper of Souls also has it.

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            March 24, 2014 12:48 PM

            Yep, and it's awesome. Such a great feature.

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            March 24, 2014 4:09 PM

            PS4 version has it as well

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      March 24, 2014 12:39 PM

      I wish they'd add controller support and couch co-op to the PC version.