A post on the official Blizzard forums has asked if the developers will be supporting the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Ultimate Evil Editions of Diablo III after they have launched. Presumable they were enquiring if the game would get regular updates in line with the PC version but the answer from Blizzard revealed something slightly more disturbing.
We’re still working out all the details regarding if and how Ultimate Evil Edition will be supported post-launch (e.g. will we patch the game after it ships? if yes, should we only patch to fix bugs and address critical game issues, or should we patch in new content as well? at what frequency should we patch?), so we don’t have an answer for you right now.
Fixing post launch bugs should be obligatory so it is worrying that Blizzard has no firm plans for this. The constant content updates found on the PC version are probably less important to console gamers, we are used to buying a game, perhaps having one of two DLC items and then the title is done.
Blizzard have also said that the Ultimate Evil Edition “will ship on all platforms with all updates included up to patch 2.0.5, and that there will likely be a ‘Day 1’ patch to add in patch 2.0.6 content, too.”
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition lands on consoles this August.
Source: Blizzard Forums