It's been a while since we've gotten an update on how that console port of Diablo III might be coming along, but Polygon checked in with Blizzard over the weekend and got a choice quote. Apparently the project is still being tested out, though the company does have a version running on consoles. It's going to take a bit of work before any sort of announcement though. Especially considering the team is hard at work at what's likely Diablo III's first major expansion.
Chief creative officer Rob Pardo's exact words on the console port's progress are as follows:
"We're still kind of exploring it. We've got builds up and running on it. We're hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we're not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it's looking pretty cool."
While a console port of Diablo III would be outstanding, the team at Blizzard is still focused on producing content. Considering Blizzard's love of expansions, and how much free content they've already put out, I figure the team's working hard to get something out for next summer. Seeing as May 15 was Diablo III's original release date, the one year anniversary would probably be perfect for an expansion.
Jay Wilson, lead designer of Diablo III, commented on the team's current labors:
"The whole team is essentially working on the next big Diablo thing. A lot of that stuff will show up next year at some point."
Look forward to more news on the Diablo III front soon, as it sounds like Blizzard is hard at work on both a console port and tons of new content. Maybe this is what Project Blackstone is?