This evening Activision Blizzard held their Q3 2013 financials conference call, and while there was little new to talk about with regards to Diablo 3, Mike Morhaime did give us an update on the current sales and plans for the game. Interestingly enough Mike talks about the role the console version played in the decision to remove the auction house from the PC version of the game.
Mike also revealed the latest sales figures for Diablo 3 which now includes the console sales numbers. He also stated that we’ll hear more about the Reaper of Souls this week at BlizzCon.
Much of the praise has been on changes we made to the loot system and the decision to keep the auction house off of the console platform. Players and critics alike have noted that these changes have resulted in a more fun and satisfying gameplay experience.
That reaction factored in our decision to remove the auction house from the PC version effective next March which players have responded positive to.
We’re building upon this design philosophy for loot and incorporating them into Reaper of Souls the Diablo 3 expansion which is coming for PC and PS4 in 2014.
Reaction to Reaper of Souls at Gamescom was very positive and we’re looking forward to revealing more about the game at Blizzcon.
You can read more about how World of Warcraft and other Activision titles are doing over on the IncGamers news post.