The lights are on
Blizzard's appearance on stage with Sony for the PlayStation 4 reveal in February brought to a close the speculation regarding a console version of Diablo III. Now, players who have been waiting to play without being online are one step closer to fulfilling that dream. Starting today, Diablo III is available for pre-order, with a release coming this fall.
Getting in on the first wave (via pre-order) will net players an experience-boosting Infernal Helm. There will be retailer-specific items also, but those have not yet been detailed. No specific release date has been set, but the game will retail for $59.99.
Gameplay has been tweaked to enable local cooperative play in addition to online questing. Boss battles have been tweaked, and Battle.net will be absent. The console version puts players in more direct control of their characters as opposed to the mouse click-driven play on PC and Mac.
The full press release is on the following page.
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I'm looking forward to this one. Never played the PC version either.
Cool. I wonder how it will play though without the hotkeys and the keyboard.
A couple of my friends and i made good money from the real money auction house and still got sick of D3. I can sit and mine ore for hours on end for nothing but crafted shineys, but i couldn't stomach this game. Its a great rental,don't get me wrong on that point,but most of us were expecting a game to play for at least a half a decade if not more.
now give the ppl of PC who dont like the console version the helm
After having been disappointed in the PC version, I still have a strange desire to play this on console...
Couch co-op, no RMAH, no online required, what looks to be better controls with the gamepad, all of these make the console version look head and shoulders above the PC. Sigh...I'm such a sucker.
I'll probably wait to see what the deal is with the PS4 version though before making any purchasing decision.
Looking forward to it.
And thus, no f*cks were given.