While we all wait for the PC release of Diablo 3, console gamers will be hoping that Blizzard do eventually bring the game to consoles. C&VG spoke with CEO Paul Sams at what we suspect was the MoP press event a couple of weeks ago to find out more.

    We’re continuing to explore [Diablo 3 on consoles] We think that the way we built it for the PC may need some tweaking, but it will ultimately be the type of game that can really make sense and be really fun, well polished and a true Blizzard-level experience on a console.

    “We get a lot of questions about why we haven’t made a game for consoles before and I tell them the same thing I tell them about business models: we don’t let business models or platforms drive our decisions. Those are secondary to what’s the most important aspect for us which is the gameplay.”

    With Sony and Microsoft placing guidelines on all console releases on their platforms, Sams added:

    “Well, honestly, that certainly is an impactful part of the decision. If I’ve got to jump through 17 different hoops and pay a lot more money to be on a console, that causes you to pause. But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t do it if we thought we could deliver a Blizzard-quality product on the platform and it was right for the game in question.

    “That’s why we’re looking at it for Diablo III; we think that we can have a really exciting and compelling experience that will play well on console in addition to PC We do feel it’s an exciting opportunity. If we feel we can have a game on multiple platforms, then we’ll do it. We’re not afraid to – that’s for sure!”

    If Blizzard do decide to go ahead let’s hope they don’t go as far as they did with StarCraft Ghost before making a final decision.

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