Those of you waiting for a console version of Diablo III might have a long wait. Worst case scenario- It doesn't come at all.
Apparently, despite the rumors and solid evidence, Blizzard is not currently working on a console iteration of the long-anticipated dungeon crawler. Game director Jay Wilson told Gamasutra that they haven't officially announced anything:
"We haven't officially announced it, because we're not 'experimenting.' We tell people that basically we're experimenting, because it helps us hire people. The better people we hire, the better chance we have to actually make it.
That's why we haven't kept it super secret, but we also haven't confirmed it, because we're not sure yet whether we think it will work, and whether we think we have the resources to do it."
So basically, what they're saying is they partially lied when posting job advertisements in which a console version of Diablo III was mentioned…? The worst part is that at this rate, the game might be made for the next generation of consoles; after all, Wilson says the game for PC/Mac has been in "polish mode" for the last two years .
Of course, he did say the game wasn't completely done during those two years, but that's sort of an unnecessary clarification. Fans of Diablo II have been waiting for the third installment for how long? Well, at least they're finally getting it; just gotta play it on PC, where it belongs, anyway.
Related Game(s): Diablo III