We are just hours away from Sony and Microsoft’s big E3 2012 keynote speeches, but we could of had perhaps one of Sony’s biggest bombshells leaked. Diablo III on console has been rumored for some time already, but imagine the prospect of the Blizzard MMORPG ending up an exclusive on the PS3 only.
Diablo 3 is already out on PC of course, but a console release is widely thought to be in development, despite Blizzard’s recent efforts to conceal the game. The whispers regarding a console version of the popular MMORPG franchise first started months ago when Blizzard’s community manager Bashiok revealed that the game would be coming to consoles.
With that in mind, you would have thought that a console release would involve the PS3, Xbox 360 and maybe even the Wii U as well. However, one new piece of information revealed today threatens to ‘potentially’ spill Sony’s big E3 shocker for E3 this year – with potentially being the key word.
A German retailer has listed a console version of the game, but for PS3 only – with no sign of an Xbox 360 version in sight, as noted by Kotaku. Obviously, this may just be an error on the retailer’s part, or we could be looking at a Sony bombshell on the scale of Gabe Newell appearing to unveil Portal 2 back in 2010.
Has Sony managed to land a major exclusive in Diablo 3 on the PS3 and leave Xbox 360 owners in a state of shock? It would be a massive coup for Sony if true, but then again perhaps we shouldn’t get too carried away if this does end up to be mistake by the retailer. With this listing appearing just before E3 though, it’s probably safe to assume that a console version definitely IS on the way in some capacity.
Diablo 3 as a PS3 console exclusive – what do you think of that one then folks? E3 is almost upon us so the answers will be revealed soon.