If you are pumped up about the upcoming PS3 and PS4 release of Diablo 3, then we have some important information to share with you, details that will actually be pretty disappointing for veterans of the franchise. It has been confirmed that there are no plans to allow PS3 or PS4 gamers to play their version of Diablo 3, with the existing PC community who are already playing the game at the moment.
Cross-platform play remains an elusive barrier to overcome it seems, and it doesn’t look like the arrival of the Sony PS4 is going to change that trend soon. We saw Valve initially announce that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive would feature cross-platform PC play with the PS3 version of the game, only to remove it shortly afterwards.
Now we see a similar pattern with Diablo 3, although this looks to have been in the thought process of Blizzard the whole time. When speaking on the official forums, community manager for the game Vaeflare has said that currently, there are no plans whatsoever to allow cross-platform play between PC and PS3/PS4.
Furthermore, Blizzard has also said that characters on your Battle.net account and characters on your future PSN account will be separate from one another. This creates another potential disappointent, in the fact that we could now see a PlayStation version which ships without the Auction House or Real-Money Auction House features seen on PC.
Another important nugget of information to digest is that there will be no keyboard or mouse support on PS3/PS4, as Sony’s version is being developed to make use of the DualShock controllers.
What is your reaction to the news? Will you be disappointed if there is no Diablo 3 Auction House on the PlayStation versions of the game, or is it actually a blessing in disguise for those that have experienced it on PC?