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.
Email the author Mike Futter, or follow on Google+, Twitter, and Game Informer.
This sounds like it's been far improved from the PC and Mac versions, but I'm still a little skeptical. Hopefully it will turn out well.
interesting. hopefully the console version turns out well. i've not played this game, however i've seen some of the concept art for locations in the game and it was beautiful.
Looking forward to this, pre-ordered, i really hope they have made all the necessary improvements, there are very few games in this genre with 4 player offline co-op, that are good.
I got the cash so I'm not gonna wait on this one preordered
Might be good if they get rid of the Real Money Auction House. The RMAH totally screws the loot drops in D3 and really took away a lot of the fun for me.
Now, this should be too good.
This could be really fun with a group of friends. I played some Diablo III at a friends and didn't think it warranted a purchase (was nothing compared to diablo 2), but on my HD tv with a group of guys, I could see having a good time with this.
I feel like the PS4 version will likely be superior, and as I already own the PC version, I think I can wait.
I'm wondering why it's hitting at $60, though... Seems a little pricey, especially since I got the game for free through Blizzard's WoW promotion...