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Ashler
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(06-04-2012, 11:14 AM)
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Called it almost a month ago, here
Piggus
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(06-04-2012, 11:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

Why would MS deny a blizzard game on their system?

Because they operate on a moronic closed platform policy. Integrating stuff like Steam and Battlenet (Battlenet is an integral part of modern Blizzard games) into games isn't allowed on 360.

Originally Posted by Pandemic

By the time the conferences arrive, their won't be any announcements left that we don't know of.

People say this every year. >_>
Cheska
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(06-04-2012, 11:15 AM)
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Would certainly give the game a try if I could play it on my PS3. Not owning a gaming PC and lack of experience with Diablo in general basically led me to not being very hyped for the game. But if I could play it on a console I already own, well that would be neat.
DieH@rd
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(06-04-2012, 11:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

I don't believe it. Microsoft would never let such an opportunity go IMO. That and I think Blizzard not want to ship on 1 console after bothering to work on a console version in the first place.

I expect this to be true, but the game shipping for PS3,360 and Wii u.

Maybe BLIZZARD doesent want to launch their game on a console platform in which 50% of the users are constricted to zero or very little storage space [4gb in newer arcade units].
Amagon
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(06-04-2012, 11:16 AM)
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I can believe this rumor. E3 this year is turning out pretty awesome thus far.
GavinGT
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(06-04-2012, 11:16 AM)
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I call bullshit. Blizzard doesn't move this quickly, and I don't see why a random German retailer would get the scoop on this.
gofreak
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(06-04-2012, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

I call bullshit. Blizzard doesn't move this quickly, and I don't see why a random German retailer would get the scoop on this.

The 2012 release is also what seems more off to me, if nothing else.
RSP
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(06-04-2012, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ashler

Called it almost a month ago, here

You should post something like this to draw attention

Cyntec
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(06-04-2012, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpokkX

Would be great since I would like to play the game but..

Activision would agree to this? hardly

tho is more or less the same company, both devisions working independantly from each other. Its almost like Take 2 -> 2k Games<>Rockstar Games.
Instro
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(06-04-2012, 11:18 AM)
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They said 3 weeks ago that they were "undecided" on console versions, and that they were not really working on it. I have a hard time believing this rumor.
staticneuron
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(06-04-2012, 11:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pranay_

Exclusive to a console, ie not coming on wiiu/360

Really dislike that distinction. It relies on the assumption that pc are not a viable alternative.
Kickz
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(06-04-2012, 11:19 AM)
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SHOTS FIRED..

Sony ain't playing around.
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AgentOtaku
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(06-04-2012, 11:19 AM)
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KoF desperation move right there and yeah, would be GIGATONS if true
Cyntec
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(06-04-2012, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by DieH@rd

Maybe BLIZZARD doesent want to launch their game on a console platform in which 50% of the users are constricted to zero or very little storage space [4gb in newer arcade units].

... and have to pay in order to play online.
speedpop
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(06-04-2012, 11:19 AM)
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I wonder how it will go if it does happen. Most people who wanted to play Diablo III have likely done so already.

Did the Diablo release on PS1 sell relatively fine?
Piggus
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(06-04-2012, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by staticneuron

Really dislike that distinction. It relies on the assumption that pc are not a viable alternative.

Yeah, the OP probably should have said console exclusive. Even though that's sort of obvious. :p
Brad Grenz
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(06-04-2012, 11:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by anddo0

Sony to sell authenticators...

You'd be logging in to Battle.net with Blizzard's authenticator.

FWIW, I speculated Vita would get a special offline mode for mobile play, you'd just want to sync regularly so your character stays current. I also think physical copies will come with a one time code to link your Battle.net account. Used copies will be worthless.
KAL2006
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(06-04-2012, 11:20 AM)
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If Vita version is also announced, I will go and buy a Vita straight after it gets announced,
Dabanton
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(06-04-2012, 11:20 AM)
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That would be quick turnaround if true.

Guess we'll see later.
nelsonroyale
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(06-04-2012, 11:21 AM)
Release it on Vita...Diablo 3 would be perfect for VITA*

*Minus the crappy always online bullcheese
OneMoreQuestion
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(06-04-2012, 11:21 AM)
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Vita to get free Authenticator app?
Absoludacrous
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(06-04-2012, 11:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

I don't believe it. Microsoft would never let such an opportunity go IMO. That and I think Blizzard not want to ship on 1 console after bothering to work on a console version in the first place.

I expect this to be true, but the game shipping for PS3,360 and Wii u.

You're underestimating the amount of control Microsoft wants over its platform. It's also possible Blizzard and Microsoft are still negotiating, and we might end up with an "offline" version in the same vein as Portal 2. Who knows whether that's even feasible given how integrated Battle.net is to the game.

I don't think it's any sort of dealbreaker if Microsoft let's it go either. Game sold really well, and would do good numbers on consoles I'm sure, but I don't think it would amount to anything crazy. People that want to play Diablo 3 are playing Diablo 3, and console-only players and double dippers are probably not as numerous as you'd think.
Instro
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(06-04-2012, 11:21 AM)
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Diablo III is not coming to consoles. At least not yet, says Wilson.

"We haven't officially announced it, because we're not 'experimenting,'" he said. "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."

http://www.gamespot.com/news/blizzar...nsoles-6376563

The article I was talking about in my other post.
Toki767
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(06-04-2012, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by nelsonroyale

Release it on Vita...Diablo 3 would be perfect for VITA*

*Minus the crappy always online bullcheese

As long as the Vita remains unhacked, which it is at the moment, I don't think it really needs to be always online.
Ashler
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(06-04-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by RSP

You should post something like this to draw attention

Let's wait until it actually gets confirmed, before I look like an ass! :p
DieH@rd
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(06-04-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Blizz tinkered with the console version of d3 for a long time now, and there is still 6+ months until the end of 2012. This could be done.
Phoenician_Viking
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(06-04-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cyntec

Sony say they will announce 30+ Vita-exclusive games.

I thought Sony said between 25-30 game demos will be at E3. Where did Sony say that they have 30+Vita exclusive games?
Nessus
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(06-04-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Guessing non-mouse click interface?

If so, if it plays similarly to an action RPG, with button press = sword swing, I might actually be interested..

I just hate *click click click*.
Absoludacrous
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(06-04-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nessus

Guessing non-mouse click interface?

If so, if it plays similarly to an action RPG, with button press = sword swing, I might actually be interested..

I just hate *click click click*.

If true, I'm guessing they would give a hard look to Torchlight, which pulled it off pretty well.
MYE
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(06-04-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Oh god i hope this is true!!!

Wii U version with interface on tablet would be even better. But I'll gladly take a PS3 version :D
Tricky I Shadow
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(06-04-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Oh boy. Sony isnít mucking around anymore. Big news even though I couldnít care less about Diablo III.
Combichristoffersen
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(06-04-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Ehhh. I kind of doubt this. But we'll see what happens during Sony's E3 presser.
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(06-04-2012, 11:26 AM)
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Yeah. I'm not believing this just yet.
MoogleWizard
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(06-04-2012, 11:27 AM)
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I've read the whole description and nothing suggests it's PS3 exclusive.
Cyntec
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(06-04-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phoenician_Viking

I thought Sony said between 25-30 game demos will be at E3. Where did Sony say that they have 30+Vita exclusive games?

That's what I remember Sony have told me. Not all of the game are for retail, but they also count titels that are going to be released only on PSN.
StuBurns
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(06-04-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Fast and loose with the word exclusive there.
Cyntec
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(06-04-2012, 11:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by MYE

Oh god i hope this is true!!!

Wii U version with interface on tablet would be even better. But I'll gladly take a PS3 version :D

You, sir, obvioulsy forgot about the Vita's capabilities :D
I-hate-u
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(06-04-2012, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Absoludacrous

You're underestimating the amount of control Microsoft wants over its platform. It's also possible Blizzard and Microsoft are still negotiating, and we might end up with an "offline" version in the same vein as Portal 2. Who knows whether that's even feasible given how integrated Battle.net is to the game.

I don't think it's any sort of dealbreaker if Microsoft let's it go either. Game sold really well, and would do good numbers on consoles I'm sure, but I don't think it would amount to anything crazy. People that want to play Diablo 3 are playing Diablo 3, and console-only players and double dippers are probably not as numerous as you'd think.

But that opens the door to more blizzard games on ps systems if true. If Diablo 3 makes to ps3, why woudn't their other games over if they figure out a work around for the controls? Would MS pass up that opportunity to Sony?
Alex
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(06-04-2012, 11:32 AM)
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If true, I'm guessing they would give a hard look to Torchlight, which pulled it off pretty well.

Torchlight did do it well, but Diablo III isn't Torchlight by any stretch of the imagination. You would have to absolutely gore the back half of this game to get it to work on a controller, it is way too fast and it is way too precise and you die in milliseconds so when and if it comes, it's probably going to be after some incredibleretuning in addition to all of the infrastructure with the AH and online setup.

I can't imagine this would be until later next year at the earliest. I'd love to double dip though to play with a few different friends, even if its a simpler and different experience.

I always figured they'd leave it be until they expand and on next gen consoles, but that's just leaving money on the table I guess :lol
Last edited by Alex; 06-04-2012 at 11:36 AM.
rSpooky
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(06-04-2012, 11:32 AM)
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If so ....I will buy again.. If there is a vita release then I will by it for that as well :p .
Off course it would be really nice if it has a steam like account integration that lets me crossplay/use my current characters.
GazzaScotland
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(06-04-2012, 11:32 AM)
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While Diablo is a huge franchise, just how well would it really do on consoles? To me it seems its one of those games that if people really wanted it they would have picked up for the PC, and in that sense it doesn't make sense limiting the market down further to one console.

Shall be interesting to see how it plays out though.
Slime
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(06-04-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Not convinced at all, though I guess we'll find out today.
Absoludacrous
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(06-04-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by I-hate-u

But that opens the door to more blizzard games on ps systems if true. If Diablo 3 makes to ps3, why woudn't their other games over if they figure out a work around for the controls? Would MS pass up that opportunity to Sony?

Probably. What Blizzard games would they fear going forward? Blizzard is just doing expansions for the next few years until Titan, and I doubt there's any chance of that hitting consoles.
2San
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(06-04-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piggus

Because they operate on a moronic closed platform policy. Integrating stuff like Steam and Battlenet (Battlenet is an integral part of modern Blizzard games) into games isn't allowed on 360.

Their moronic closed platform policy is also what spared the 360 from always online crap. Sure their policies aren't perfect, but being a closed platform isn't necessarily a bad thing.
maquiladora
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(06-04-2012, 11:35 AM)
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An NDA'd journalist at CVG said there would be 2 big surprises at the Sony conference, one of them would be David Cage's new game which he admitted because it had already sort of beeen outted (he said that could probably be game of the show) but he was more coy about the other news, just saying something like gamers would be pleased and surprised. This would fit with that.
Noisepurge
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(06-04-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by GazzaScotland

While Diablo is a huge franchise, just how well would it really do on consoles?

any sales figures on this? :D
Adamm
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(06-04-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Dont beleive it. But if true I will buy it again!
Pezking
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(06-04-2012, 11:36 AM)
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I've only played the first Diablo on Playstation in 1998 and know next to nothing about Diablo 3, since I only play on consoles.

As far as I know, with the PC version of Diablo 3, a permanent online connection is mandatory.

Is it thinkable that the PS3 version allows a pure offline experience?
If the gameplay is still similar to the first one, this shouldn't be a problem, right?
Phoenician_Viking
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(06-04-2012, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cyntec

That's what I remember Sony have told me. Not all of the game are for retail, but they also count titels that are going to be released only on PSN.

Thanks. Hype.

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