Cross-Platform Character Saving Coming to Diablo 3 Console

Interesting news for the upcoming Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition console game(s). Character save files will be transferable between most of the four different supported machines. You’ll be able to play your characters at home on your Xbox360, take them on a zip drive to your friend’s house, and play them there on his Playstation 4. But not vice versa, alas. Which characters can be taken onto which other platforms is a bit confusing, so be sure you check the fine print. Cross-Platform Character Saving Coming to Diablo 3 Console:

Just to confirm, in an upcoming console patch for PS3 and Xbox 360, we’ll be enabling what we’re calling “cross-brand” or “cross-generational” transfers for Ultimate Evil Edition. As the name suggests, these transfers will allow players to copy their character save data across brands and across platform generations.

We’ll have more details to share once the patch is live, including how to complete a transfer with step-by-step instructions and how account linking works. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of what’s supported:

  • PS3 > Xbox One
  • PS3 > PS4
  • Xbox 360 > PS4
  • Xbox 360 > Xbox One
  • The goal of cross-brand/cross-generational transfers is to support players who may have switched brands when next-gen systems were released for PlayStation and Xbox, but don’t want to leave their progress from original Diablo III behind when upgrading to Ultimate Evil Edition.

    As a follow up to that, please note that the following cross-platform transfers will not be supported:

  • Xbox 360 > PS3
  • PS3 > Xbox 360
  • For same-platform upgrades to Ultimate Evil Edition (PS3 > PS3 and Xbox 360 > Xbox 360), your character save data will automatically loaded once the game is installed. No additional steps needed!

    Of course this does NOT mean we’ll be able to use our PC characters on console.
    Correct. 🙂

    Interesting that Lylirra didn’t mention (to confirm or deny) the possibility of copying characters from the next gen XboxOne or PS4, back to the earlier machines. As they say, this is about importing characters (and Paragon Levels) from the Diablo 3 console into the Ultimate Evil Edition. That said, there must be people who have a PS4 at home and only a PS3 at a friend’s house, or at their parents house, and would like to take their current characters along when they’re visiting? Odd that’s not supported, whether for technical or philosophical reasons.

    Incidentally, the DiabloWikiUltimate Evil Edition article in is totally up to date (at least it will be once I add this cross-platform info) with a very concise presentation of of all the numerous Blue posts and interview info about the UEE and its new functions, features, bonus content, technical issues, and more. There’s even a little FAQ, since Blizzard’s official console page has very little info, and I couldn’t find a useful one-stop resource anywhere else online.

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    1. I know quite a large amount of console gamer acquaintances. Not one of them has any interest in the Diablo 3 console version whatsoever.

    2. I wish there was a transfer from PC to console also.

    3. I am a console gamer (with a focus on achievement completion). I played Diablo 3 on PC for a few months when it launched. I accomplished my goal of HC Inferno completion but grew bored of the game, even after getting all characters to level 60 and through Inferno. I have not played the PC version since.

      Diablo 2 kept me interested for several years. I've played it for thousands of hours since launch and still play occasionally following resets.

      I got Diablo 3 on Xbox 360 when it came out and will be getting the Ultimate Evil Edition on Xbox One at launch, as well.

      I'm glad that characters and items will transfer. I've got everything lined up so I can start blitzing through the UEE achievements immediately.

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