Diablo III has received a new May 15 release date but there has been no mention of a console version.
Have no fear, though, as that should be coming in the future. Activision Blizzard COO Paul Sams told CVG that a console iteration of the long-awaited sequel "makes a lot of sense," even though the game was obviously built specifically for the PC. Said Sams:
"We're continuing to explore [Diablo 3 on consoles]. We think that the way we built it for the PC may need some tweaking, but it will ultimately be the type of game that can really make sense and be really fun, well polished and a true Blizzard-level experience on a console.
We get a lot of questions about why we haven't made a game for consoles before and I tell them the same thing I tell them about business models: we don't let business models or platforms drive our decisions. Those are secondary to what's the most important aspect for us which is the gameplay."
Sams went on to say that they have to "make sure the game is great" and that it's something console fans will actually want to play. Provided they produce a quality product, everything should turn out fine. He also added that they don't decide immediately if they want to make a console game; they just set out to make a good game. If it works well on all platforms, than so be it; they'll tackle 'em all.
So when will Diablo III arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360? Well, no word on that yet, but hopefully not long after the PC version is on store shelves. Stay tuned for updates.
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