"at least one AAA console title" to their name. This translated into 'Diablo III for consoles'.
However Blizzard clarify that this doesn't confirm any such thing. They're"exploring" a Diablo related project for consoles. Diablo III is "first and foremost" for PC.
Blizzard has never denied they've been interested in a console version of the series. "We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team,” said a spokesperson.
“As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply."
“Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game,” they concluded.
There you have it - Diablo III is safely PC centric. Blizzard is however actively exploring what could be done to get the much beloved action-RPG franchise onto the next-gen consoles. Blizzard's Mike Morhaime said at DICE it "might play very well on a console."
What say you, PC gamer? Could Blizzard IP conquer the console markets?
Blizzard are "exploring a Diablo-related concept" for consoles
18 February 2011 | By Simon Priest