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