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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The cross play sucks, but honestly why would you want a mouse and keyboard for console? Just play it on pc and have everything you need with better visuals....depending on how the ps4 works out. This is for people that couldn't play it before, not for the greedy douches that want both
I wasnt mad that PC had always on, but i am freakin happy consoles dont.
I don't care about any of that. I just want to play Diablo III on a console, solo and with a controller. My parade has not been rained on as a result of this news.
well i guess i have to start from scratch, oh well.
IT has USB inputs, Easy to port with its PC architecure... THEN WHY NOT even SUPPORT KB/MOUSE??? Is choice bad? Does it take that much work to implement??
You want my money Blizzard but, do not give me a choice in how to play the game?!!!
SO then I will keep my money and you can keep the game. I just hope Sony gives me Champions of Norrath With KB/Mouse support....
What I expected from blizzard when it comes to that *** game.
D3 is a sh**ty game anyway.
well...since its a no-no...the no-no buy to the D3 on PS4...
I'll at least give a shot. Hope they don't make it a terrible port with even less features.
Even though I'm kind of disappointed, I really didn't expect any cross-platform to happen between PS4 and PC.
What about the auction house? I assume the same
Lol, i didn't know if your referring to more than one computer mouse you call them "mice".
I'm so glad I waited on picking up the game, couch coop on my PS4 will be awesome.
Eh, sounds like they met red-tape. Still, they may fix it later. Hopefully they do Xbox as well. Cross platform is even less likely there though...
So... who is legitimately "excited" for this? I mean, really?
That means the real-money auction house probably won't rear it's ugly head in the PS4 version....trust me when I say that's a very good thing.