Diablo III Coming To Consoles?

It’s been a while since we had a game break via the medium of job descriptions, developers are more careful these days. Well, most of them are, Blizzard are new to consoles so they obviously haven’t experienced the rabid news gathering power of the console website zombies.

The job listing on Gamasutra is for ‘Senior Producer, Console Diablo III’ and successful applicants ‘Must have shipped at least one AAA console title in a sr. producer role.’  Reading through the cryptic code Blizzard have used I have deduced that Diablo III I might be appearing on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3,  possibly even both.

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Just in case the job listing suddenly vanishes – which I suspect it may well do – here’s a nice screen shot of the job listing.  See if you agree with my cunning detective skills.

Adverts for such a position aren’t all that new – Gamasutra picked up on one late last year, to which Blizzard responded:

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.  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.

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.

Still, promising indeed.

Source: Gamasutra

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8 Comments

  1. Waiting for a Valve-esque retraction. “We meant PC.”

    • No, no. They’ll stealth change it, and say that you can’t read. :P

    • “Um…uh, actually that’s the Amiga 32, I mean iPhone….Wii ? Would you buy that story ? Ok, it’s coming out on Kinect. With armour peripheral (optional).”

  2. It’s a mistranslation – it’s actually the recipe for tomato bisque.

  3. Err.. I think you missed your shot. I mean.. with the screenshot. =P
    The part you were aiming at should be somewhere below that picture you took.

  4. This and the portal stories and the replies have made my day lol

  5. Please please please please please let this be true! Loved Diablo since the very first, and if it only comes out on PC/Mac it’ll be ages before I get a machine capable of running it properly…

  6. “with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform”

    Twin stick gameplay springs to mind, it works/worked well for Baldur’s Gate: DA and Champion’s of Norrath, so why not Diablo?

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