Blizzard investigating Diablo for consoles

Posted on February 2, 2011

The Diablo is in the details. Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime brought up Diablo for consoles at DICE late yesterday. It’s a subject that’s received plenty of industry chatter, but the closest we’d previously gotten to it happening (since the 1998 release of the first Diablo for PlayStation) was a report late last year that the company was “exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles.”

“I think you could make an argument that a game like Diablo might play very well on a console,” the executive noted while discussing Blizzard’s preference for PCs due to flexibility. “It’s something that we’re actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense.”

He concluded that there are a “number of issues” that Blizzard would have to solve in order to bring its games over to consoles, with some of his concerns involving the ability to patch effectively and inevitably add expansions. Asked directly if he thought Diablo would be the Blizzard game that could most easily be ported for consoles, he nodded in the affirmative.

JoystiqBlizzard investigating Diablo for consoles originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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