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Blizzard Says Diablo 3 Is Running On Consoles

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Blizzard executive Rob Pardo has revealed that the development team currently have Diablo 3 up and running on unspecified consoles. Parodo says that Blizzard is in the process of evaluating the console build, and hopes to eventually make it an official project if all goes well. Would you like to see Diablo 3 come to Wii U?

“We’re still kind of exploring it. We’ve got builds up and running on it. We’re hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we’re not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it’s looking pretty cool.”

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      1. I can play it maxed out with no problems and its really nothing special…

        BTW i liked Diablo 2 much more, Diablo 3 is average quality and really, this game is not demanding:

        Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
        Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
        NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
        1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
        12 GB available HD space
        DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
        Broadband* Internet connection
        1024×748 minimum resolution

        Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)
        Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
        2 GB RAM
        NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

      2. diablo 3 is a super easy game to run. and i would LOVE to play it on the wiiu. i really can’t see it working very well on any other console

      3. My WiiU runs cool, even while engaged in Black Ops 2 online multi-player or during 6-8 hour gaming stretches.

        It’s low power consumption is a huge selling point for me as I’m fucking tired of consoles overheating. I love having a gaming machine that finally doesn’t red-line under heavy use.

  1. Well, good to hear that they’ve got it running on something.

    ‘Cause I’m not running it on my PC any more!

    Doh ho ho ho!

  2. And this is nintendo news? Or r u hoping that wiiU gets yet another inferior port with gimmicky controls?

    1. Actually, I can see this game working well with the Wii U. It’s not too far fetched to imagine using the touch screen for inventory management, using skills or simply moving the character around. Inferior port? Really? If you hate Nintendo so much, why are you on this site? Besides, my old ass Acer laptop can run Diablo 3, so it should be a piece of cake for the Wii U.

      1. I totally agree. If it comes on Wii U there is less sacrificing from the original content. Belt content is all lined up on the bottom on the gamepad for easy use among other things.

    2. And the first gimmicky port was??..
      ME3? Nope. Plays great and loving it.
      CoDBO2? Nope, looks and plays AMAZING.
      ZombiU? Oh wait, that’s a fun-as-hell exclusive.

      Riding the reviewers I See. You really shouldn’t believe everything you hear. The system is out now. We that own it know the difference between it’s real flaws, and the anti-nintendo fanboy bullshit.

  3. To be honest, Wii U is the only console that can really do strategy properly. The GamePad is perfect for a game like Diablo, or command and Conquer. I kinda thought this about the Wii originally but the Wii doesn’t hit home the same way Wii U does with instant touchscreen and a stylus.

      1. it’s a hack and slay adventure with some RPG icing
        it doesn’t have anything to do with real time strategy and it certainly isn’t an RPG.. even though the gaming industry loves to call absolutely everything an “action-RPG” nowadays… heck even darksiders 2 could be called more of an RPG than diablo 3 (neither of them are however)

      2. What if I told you that all games that has visible numbers are considered RPGs today o.o (ok, it is not really that bad yet but you get my point)

      3. yes i get your point
        however darksiders 2 isn’t considered an RPG, even tho it comes much closer to what makes up an RPG than diablo 3 does.. for example a compelling, dialogue driven and continuously evolving storyline (tho darksiders 2 lacks a bit on the dialogue part), and a hero you can identify with (or at least try to identify with.. i get that identifying with death probably isn’t for everyone :P)
        diablo 3 has neither of those, just like its predecessors.. nobody ever cared much about the hero or the story in a diablo game.. that’s not a bad thing mind you.. but it shouldn’t be called an RPG

        anyway
        both games are very linear in their progression and aside from farming/gathering loot/collectibles there is fuck else to do in the gameworld other than to advance the story, which already disqualifies them as RPGs.. there is no deep lore or background info you can dig into throughout the gameworld, there is no branching of the main storyline or a side story/quests… not to mention that the attribute/skill systems of both games are extremely shallow

        just take a look at skyrim.. that’s a classic example of what makes up an RPG.. even if the interface was a fricking nightmare on PCs^^

        so yeah, i don’t really give much about what the industry likes to call their games genre nowadays, because their definition seems to change every 2 weeks anyway.. mine has stayed the same.. when i got into gaming neither of these games would ever have been considered an RPG.. they’d have been called action adventures, maybe with a side note mentioning added RPG elements, and that would have been the end of it

  4. well considering how the launch (and the weeks after that) went on PCs i can only expect a disaster for the console release

    1. It would work well on wiiu , Touch screen inventory , Min map , etc all on the gamepad. I would be all for it. And they would sell a few more million copies with a console release .

      1. i wasn’t talking about the game interface but about the capabilities of their servers

    1. that’s not a review that’s a 1 minute teaser.. calling that a review is a joke

      … and where is he being sarcastic? he’s basically brown nosing blizzard.. not a word about what the RMAH is doing to the ingame economy/balancing or anything

      1. You must had had a sucky childhood to not be familiar with Toonami. Between shows on commercial break Tom did quick game reviews.

      2. first: i wasn’t even a child anymore when toonami aired over at your place
        second: not everyone lives in the US
        third: that review was rubbish
        grow up

  5. Map/inventory/abilities on touchscreen has potential. But ultimately it’s meant to be played on pc though and would probably feel weird using analog sticks

    1. Yes!! I agree with this, unless it was maybe tap and move on the game pad, that would kill the advantage of the second screen. The bottom line is it works well with a mouse on a pc, it’s made a pc game

  6. I would enjoy running Diablo 3 on the GamePad while watching TV. If it had to be played on the TV, I’d lose interest. Also I wouldn’t really want to shell out more money just for a console copy.

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