We have heard this one several times the past couple of years, but as the spanish saying goes … “if the river makes sounds, rocks it’s filled with” — an understatement — meaning in this case, if the teasing keeps going it’s because some true there’s behind it.
Jay Wilson has said in a past interview with CVG (August 2010) the team has been discussing the possibility of Diablo III heading to Xbox 360 / PS3, and statements confirming of all Blizzard games, the most likely and easier to port because of its UI is Diablo III, but they weren’t pursuing it or decided upon it yet.
We have seen the Diablo III on Console job openings, and some answers on the Battle.net forums to fuel the expectations. Rumors, hints and teases usually get debunked and die off after a while, but sometimes the rumors, the hints and the teases just keep coming and coming. Mike Morhaime brought up the subject again during an interview with MCV posted partially today. MCV will publish the entire interview next week.
“We are looking for a couple of console developers, yes. At this stage though, it’s basically an investigation to see if it makes sense for Diablo to be a console game as well as a PC game. We haven’t made any decisions yet, but a lot us feel that if ever there was a Blizzard franchise that could play well as a console game, then that’s probably it.” — said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment CEO/President.
It just occurred to me that his might be the big announcement at Blizzcon 2011… I just hope they don’t delay the release because of the console version.
There is no official release date, thus there is technically no delay. However, I’d say they would release the PC/Mac version first, and ship the console version months later.
Take for example StarCraft release dates:
PC – 31 March 1998
Mac OS – March 1999
Nintendo 64 – USA 13 June 2000
Yes but when was it decided that there would be a N64 version? Plus back in the day, they didn’t do world releases like they do now.
Anyway there’s not much point discussing it until a console version is officially announced, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. 🙂
On the plus side, if Blizzard were to make a first foray into consoles with Diablo 3 (and by first I mean first in a long, long time ^^) and it was successful, this would be a good sign for SC Ghost! 😀