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Blizzard Considering Console Versions Of Diablo 3

by Matt Helgeson on Apr 18, 2011 at 07:18 AM

In a recent interview, Diablo 3's lead designer says the company is considering bringing its long-awaited sequel to consoles.

Speaking with Atomic Gamer, Blizzard lead content designer Kevin Martens says that the company is open to the possibility of bringing Diablo 3 to consoles.

"Everybody had a PC, even if they just use it for nothing but e-mail and web surfing," said Martens. "Almost everyone has one, so we do have a pretty giant install base. That said, gaming systems like Xbox and PS3 and so on… Diablo is one of the more natural hits for a Blizzard title to go on those, so I think that’s why we are looking at it pretty seriously."

He goes on to confirm that efforts are underway to test the console waters. "We’re looking for console people right now to see if that’s feasible, but we just want to make the best Diablo PC game right now," commented Martens.

This seems to confirm previous reports that noted console-oriented job postings at Blizzard for Diablo 3.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, when asked about the release date of Diablo 3, Martens gave the customary Blizzard response: "“It’s ready when it’s ready.”

Via: G4