Posted by John on January 13, 2012

Diablo 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360

Diablo 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360

With no specific release date in sight for Diablo 3 just yet, it’s no surprise that rumors began to fly around, and one of the most recent is a version of the game heading for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Now while this is a nice thought we need to sit back and digest the details before we get ahead of ourselves. The original game was released back in 1996 for the PC and 1998 for the PlayStation. However, the sequel was only made available for the PC and Mac back in 2000.

For console gamers the thought of this RPG coming back is a dream for them, as they had to watch those with a PC get all the enjoyment – well with this game anyway. So you can see when you read Diablo III is coming to the big two consoles gamers will get a little excited over the prospect.

A recent article looks at the question one fan asked Blizzard, and their answer back. Now it’s easy to misunderstand this, as so many people have, so the developer needed to clarify what they had said to avoid confusion. They have not confirmed Diablo III is heading for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but they are “actively exploring the possibility.” This is nothing new, as they have mentioned this several times in the past, so we are still in the dark as to what is going on.

The thought of Diablo III on a console has certainly stirred up some great discussions. While some gamers would argue that having the game on a console would ruin the experience because of graphics power compared to the PC, it’s obvious a developer would consider it, as there is more money to be made on the Xbox and PlayStation. Before this starts a debate, remember this would not be a port if it happened, it would be built from the ground up.

The release date for Blizzard’s upcoming game will be some time in Q1 of this year, and for those who own World of Warcraft, you will be happy to know you will get the chance to own the latest Diablo game for free; details on how you can take advantage of this offer can be found in our recent article.

There had been rumors regarding a release delay, as reported here; the reason was due to a delay in a rating for the Korean market. However, this has now been resolved and Diablo III has a rating of 18+ in South Korea. With this hurdle cleared maybe Blizzard can now give us an official release date?

In anticipation for the game, why not consider the SteelSeries Diablo III Mouse? Why settle using for using a standard mouse when you have the chance to use a custom model instead? For more insight into this device check out the video below, which was taken at BlizzCon 2011.

In closing, when do you think Blizzard will give us a release date, and what are you thoughts on Diablo III coming to consoles?

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