Feb 20, 2013
Blizzard’s Chris Metzen attended today’s Playstation 4 announcement event and confirmed that Diablo III will be releasing on both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4!
Chris Metzen, Blizzard Entertainment’s Vice President of Story and Franchise Development, was on hand today at Sony’s Playstation 4 announcement presentation and he had some huge news! The Diablo franchise is finally making its way to consoles! To be more specific, Diablo III will be releasing on the Playstation 3, as well the Playstation 4!
Speaking about bringing Diablo III to the Playstation platform, Chris had this to say:
“Blizzard and Sony have entered into a strategic partnership, through which we will take over the world! In the coming months, we’ll formally debut the game. We’re very excited about our partnership with Sony and what the future has in store for us.”
The PS3/PS4 version of Diablo III will be based on the core experience of the PC version, including all of the latest upgrades, such as the Paragon leveling system, customizable Monster Power, Brawling, and epic Legendary items. In addition, Blizzard is designing an all-new user interface, including a new control scheme and a new dynamic camera perspective, that will make questing and combat in the world of Sanctuary feel like second nature on PlayStation platforms. Players will be able to battle their way through the story in single-player mode and also experience the hack-and-slash joy of destroying demons and collecting loot together with their friends via seamless four-player online and local co-op modes.
Blizzard also announced today that the PS3 version of Diablo III will be shown live at PAX East, taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 22–24. Attendees there will be the first in the world to pick up a controller and experience the game on the Playstation platform.
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