Diablo 3 for consoles 'is possible'

Written by Joe Martin

July 7, 2008 // 11:57 a.m.

Tags: #blizzard #console #diablo #pardo

Blizzard's Rob Pardo has confirmed that while a console version of Diablo 3 isn't planned, it is something that is theoretically possible and Blizzard has looked at possibility.

Speaking to Eurogamer at the Diablo 3 announcement, which was staged as part of the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, Pardo said that any port would require changes, but was possible.

Diablo 3 is currently planned for a release on PC and Mac exclusively, with no console version in development. Blizzard decided to pursue the PC and Mac as they felt that it was the most appropriate platform for the game.

"I think it's theoretically possible. It would have some control changes that I think you'd have to make... But it's probably, of our major franchises, the one that's most console friendly, for sure," said Pardo, who is working as a designer on the game.

"You'd need to think about a lot of the point-and-click spells, like point to area-of-effect, or things like line-damage in this direction," Pardo said. "Target selection is something you're going to lose on console, you're really going to be able to do targeting direction, but not specific targeting."

"Out of StarCraft, Warcraft or WOW, Diablo would be the easiest game to translate. But it would still take a bit of work."

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