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Blizzard never said that Diablo III was going to be a PlayStation 4 launch title, but it also never said it wouldn't be – until now.
In an interview with Diablo III's developers on on DiabloFans.com, Blizzard confirmed that the game would not be available on the PlayStation 4's launch. The developer only recently received the necessary hardware to develop on next-generation consoles. Blizzard estimates that the next-generation version of Diablo III won't be available until 2014.
As part of the interview, Blizzard also confirmed that there are no current plans for Diablo III coming to handheld devices.
Update: I erroneously made reference to an Xbox One version of Diablo III. This has not been announced or confirmed by Blizzard. The posted interview used the terms, "new console generation development kits," and says, "Diablo 3 will not be a launch date title for the next generation consoles," which can certainly lead to speculation, but nothing is concrete.
[Source: Diablo Fans]
Our TakeDiablo III is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 3. The PlayStation 4 is coming this year, and though we don't know exactly when, it's not unreasonable to think it will probably release in November. This is why it was not crazy for us to assume (maybe 'hope' is a more appropriate word) that the game would make it by the PlayStation 4's launch. This is Blizzard we're talking about though, and "timely" isn't really a word that exists in the company's jargon. It's also why we're only slightly disappointed to learn the game won't be available on PlayStation 4 right away.
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I wasn't planning on picking this up Launch day anyways. Too many other games coming out to play than something from over a year ago.
glad its coming to both consoles.. I don't know if Ill end up with the xone or ps4
Ps3 version for some co-op couch gaming it is then....or i'll just be patient and snag the ps4 one whenever it comes out. *shrug*
It wont come out this year if its after November.
No big deal. I'll be plenty busy with knack, killzone, and watch dogs. not to mention the witness and transistor if they release at launch. i'll happily play it q1 with infamous.
Kinda dissapointing, but not unexpected. Just means one less game to buy this fall.
Well shite. I was gonna wait to get this on launch with the X1 but I want it so bad. If I get it for 360 though I'm probly gonna have to start from scratch when it releases for next gen. So many freaking decisions in the coming months!
When was it confirmed for xbox one? I knew ps4, ps3 and 360 but I swear they never said it (I just assumed it would because of the xbox 360 version)
Ah well, I'm not too disappointed - I've already got this on PC (& beaten it).
I will have a few PS4 games to play at launch anyway.
I was expecting that. I will still hold out for the next-gen version instead of buying it in Sept.
As much as I want to get the PS4, there's simply too many good games right now on PS3 still to be released. I can afford to buy the new system without selling my PS3 at a loss, but even so. As much as I want the PS4 I'll wait til some good games get released. I'm still disappointed with my $700 investment when I got the first edition bundle of the Vita, memory card and games. I'll get a PS4 when its fully operational and established with games.. I still want to see if what they promised of next gen is going to happen or not. I think I'll buy my PS4 after their cloud gaming works.