Diablo III screenshot
Diablo III screenshot

Diablo 3 on PlayStation 3 won't support Battle.net, but will offer cooperative local and online play with the ability to trade items.

Also missing will be the online auction house, which currently offers PC gamers the ability to trade in real money.

"Players can trade (whether offline or online) using an in-game menu," a spokesperson told Polygon at PAX East over the weekend. "They just need to be playing in the same game. We should have more details soon."

The first footage of the game running on PS3 has also been released, but it is somewhat underwhelming with noticeable slow-down and fewer bells and whistles than the PC version.

Diablo 3 on PS4 wasn't at the show, and Blizzard wasn't willing to confirm any other home console versions.

"Right now it is just awesome to be able to talk to you and say how cool it feels on a Dualshock controller," lead designer Joshua Mosqueira told Polygon. "So we have no other announcements to make at this moment."

There's still no word on a release date for either version of the game.

Source: Polygon

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Jam_Sponge@ FantasyMeister

Interesting... Might have to revisit it sometime. The drop rates for good stuff really pissed me off originally. I'm not playing for 5 hours just to get one item... :(
Posted 10:00 on 26 March 2013
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The thing about Diablo 3 is that it's not the same game as it was when it was released. If you check every patch note/update since launch you'll start to drool, because it's becoming more and more like Diablo 2. Just with added more.
Posted 01:26 on 26 March 2013
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Diablo 3 has been and gone for me. I still feel very bitter about the whole thing having waited 10 years for it and released half done (no PvP), shoddy features (Auction House), always-online DRM and launch problems. The story also sucked.

I hope the console version does well, and it'll probably be quite popular now that it can be played offline and the AH has disappeared (shouldn't have been there from the beginning).

I might pop back into Diablo 3 at some point in the future, but it's definitely a mark on Blizzard's reputation for me which I never thought it would be a couple of years ago.
Posted 12:36 on 25 March 2013

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