The PlayStation 4 version of Diablo 3 was confirmed ages ago and it was presumed the game would also appear on Xbox One. However, Blizzard has told VideoGamer that the release of the game on Microsoft’s next-gen system is still rather uncertain.
“I don’t know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can’t really comment on what that contract looks like,” explained Diablo 3 lead producer Alex Mayberry. “The point is we are developing for Xbox [One] and PS4 simultaneously. We hit those major platforms and then our goal as a development team is to make them run.”
“We have that pipeline worked out,” he continued. “We’ve already done it with the 360 and PS3, so that team knows how to develop at the same time for both of those platforms. That’s just what we do. And then Blizzard and Microsoft can work out whatever they work out.”
The release date for the game, which includes the expansion pack Reaper of Souls, is said to be “not far off” as the console team are working in parallel with the PC developers. PC gamers can grab the expansion from tomorrow.