Blizzard Considering Return to Console Games


The whole internet is ablaze with passionate enthusiasm after J. Allen Brack told Gamasutra there’s definitely a console game within Blizzard’s hands at some point, however it depends on what game makes the most sense to develop for the console — excluding RTS games or multiple-button UI games such as World of Warcraft. Will it be Starcraft: Ghost resurrection or something based on the three main franchises or something entirely new?

Jay Wilson said at Blizzcon that of all three games currently in development Diablo III made the most sense design-wise to be ported to consoles, however patching a PC game is more straightforward than a console game. Would you like to play Diablo III in a console or with console friends?

“Think about StarCraft II,” says Brack. “Some real-time strategy games have tried to happen on the console. Some of those have been successful, but overall, our experience is that it’s going to be a better game on the PC, ergo it’s developed on the PC.”

Same with WoW, Brack adds, a game developed for the PC and with a PC-centric control scheme. “But we’re a company of gamers,” he says. “I have two consoles at home. Sam has consoles. We’re a culture of gamers. We will definitely work on a console game at some point. I have no doubt about that. It’s just [a matter of] what game. What makes the most sense?”

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