Are you still holding on to the exciting thought of playing Diablo 3 on home consoles? If the answer is yes, then you’ll be very interested to hear some of the latest comments from Blizzard, who have just confirmed that a build of Diablo 3 is already running on consoles behind closed doors. Blizzard obviously hasn’t mentioned what console they are referring to though and with the industry preparing itself for the imminent arrival of next-gen PS4 and Xbox ‘720’ systems, Blizzard may even be plotting to make Diablo 3 a launch title for the next gen instead.
It is no secret that developers are already in possession of next-gen dev kits. We have already seen numerous leaks stating that developers have gotten hold of the next Xbox system which is being codenamed ‘Durango’ and if that is the case – then Blizzard may also be in possession of one of these kits and have wasted no time in trying out Diablo 3 on the system.
It has been the dream of many gamers to play Diablo 3 from the luxury of the sofa and it looks like Blizzard is going to make this a reality in the near future. Rob Pardo from Blizzard has been speaking to Polygon in a recent interview when he confirmed that there are already working builds of the game on console.
It would be a surprising decision if the game still released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 if next-gen consoles are out towards the end of 2013, but then again – there are still many big name titles that are still being announced for current gen.
Dark Souls 2 is the most recent one that springs to mind, as that is another game which many gamers wouldn’t mind seeing on next-gen consoles instead. For now though, it is scheduled to release on current gen consoles and Blizzard may also decide to drop Diablo 3 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well.
If you had the choice though, would you prefer to see the game on current consoles, or would you prefer Blizzard to spend extra time updating the visuals to make Diablo 3 on next-gen consoles something special indeed and arguably more impressive than the PC version?
Has the Diablo 3 hype train already ended, or is it one game that you would still love to see on the PS3 and Xbox 360 along with the likes of GTA V and The Last of Us?