Blizzard confirmed today that Diablo III, the fastest selling PC game of all time, would be coming to consoles this fall. Starting September 3 on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, console gamers will be able to enjoy the full Diablo III experience custom-tailored for "gamepad-driven action." Make a party of up to four players, play on the same screen or online, and Hell from destroying Sanctuary -- yet again.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime provided the following statement on Diablo III finally coming to consoles:
"Playing Diablo III on a big screen with your friends brings a whole new level of intensity to the game, and with all of the control and interface adaptations we’ve made, it’s extremely fun to play on PS3™ and Xbox 360. In addition to the fine-tuning we’ve done for the console versions, we’re also including major content and design updates we’ve made to the PC version over the past year, so players can expect an epic Diablo gaming experience when the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions launch in September."
Now gamers of all types can experience Diablo III the way it was meant to be played -- without that blasted "Real Money Auction House". Seriously, I think I'd be willing to shift over to consoles just to avoid that stupid thing changing the experience from a fun game to a business economy.
Diablo III will retail for full price, $59.99, and launch on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 simultaneously on September 3. We know the title will also be coming to PlayStation 4 eventually, but it'll likely depend on Sony dropping a launch date before we find out any information in that regard. I wouldn't doubt an Xbox One announcement down the road either.