Diablo 3 will not be a launch title on next gen
In an interview with Diablofans, Blizzard just confirmed that Diablo 3 will not be a launch title on next generation platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Instead, the development team aims to not just port the game but also to tailor the experience to each platform’s strength; for example, they said they really like the features of the DualShock 4 and they aim to do something nice with the touchpad and share button.
They also admitted to have only recently received the devkits. As such, the launch is scheduled for 2014 on PS4 &XB1, while on the other hand there are no plans to bring Diablo 3 on portable devices. Even going ahead, Blizzard claimed that their first concern is not to ship expansions simultaneously across each platform but rather they want to make them as relevant as possible to the systems.
This certainly falls in line with the notorious “Blizzard polish” and “release when it’s ready” attitude. Do you plan to buy Diablo 3 again on consoles?