The lights are on
While it's still good news that Diablo III will be available
to PlayStation 4 players, Blizzard has just confirmed that the game will not
feature PS4/PC cross-platform play or support for Battle.net.
In a thread on the official Battle.net forums, Blizzard community
manager "Vaeflare" answered fan questions about the implementation of Diablo
III on PS4. When asked about cross-platform play and Battle.net support,
"While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there
are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and
Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console
support). As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and
PlayStation account will also remain separate.
In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC,
we don't have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since
Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation
version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards."
Sounds pretty definitive, if a bit disappointing.
Earlier, Blizzard confirmed that the PS4 version of Diablo
III will allow offline play.
Source: Blizzard via Joystiq
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I think i will buy it for my ps3, my college internet doesn't have the ports open to play the game on PC so i guess i will have to resort to playing it on a controller. =/
Well, I guess that answered some of my questions.
yeah they're still not getting my money ... which they could have had the pc version not had forced online -_-
welp im not buying it then ! i was hopeing for cross platform but it figures there just way toooo lazy
That's great...i'm not an MMO player, but i loved champion of norrath and if this is anything like it, i'm hooked...i don't like registering with websites just to play a game, so it doesnt bother me...
As soon as they announced it will support offline play that was kinda obvious...
Looks like the Real Money AH isn't available for the PS3/4 either.
At least they haven't many announcements saying they won't bring real money auction house to it, so that is promising.
For everyone who says that nobody cares about a console release of this because everybody who wanted it already got it on PC, I am so excited for this to come to PS3. I never bought it because I hate games that are online only, and typically won't support that kind of DRM/feature, though to be fair I have played and enjoyed WoW in the past. So happy that I'll finally get to play D3.