Job Listing Reveals Blizzard Is Considering ‘Diablo Related Concept For Consoles’

Multiple job listings on Blizzard's careers page have revealed that the company might be working on a console version of Diablo III.

The job opportunities for "lead designer, console", "lead programmer, console" and "senior producer, console" - among other jobs - were all listed under "Diablo III" heading.

The original Diablo was released in 1996 and - together with its expansions and sequel - sold more than 18.5 million units. The PC and Mac versions of Diablo III have been officially announced in 2008 but no solid release date has been given yet.

When asked about the job listings, Blizzard issued the following official statement:

"We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we've said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we're interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project."

"Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don't intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game."

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woopidy doo

Yes, feel free to release across as many platforms as you can. The problem with this is the inherent controller issues, and the possible urge to put in huge cinematics that don't add anything to the game. Which in my opinion is the fastest way to dumb down any product

Woot

Many years ago when D2 was new, I wondered how it would be to play in on a console. Now you might get the chance to do so, though I'm going to get the PC version anyway.

Diablo isn't Diablo without that incessant clicking.

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