Gamespot is hosting a live chat with Diablo 3 console: Ultimate Evil Edition developers this afternoon at 2pm, PDT. (Which is 30m from the time I’m posting this.) If you want watch or take part you’ll have to visit the Gamespot page, since there’s no way to embed or share the chat elsewhere.
Update: Embed code appeared once the chat began:
The two devs are playing while the Gamespot guy just watches and asks questions. Y U NO LET HIM PLAY?
That’s a screen I took from the show. There are a lot of listed improvements to massacre bonuses and kill streaks and destruction bonuses for the UEE on console. The experience multiplier listed kept increasing as their kill streak increased during the Jar of Souls. Initially it was just 1.5x, and about every 15 more kills it went up another .25%, making out at 3.5% as they finished the whole Jar of Souls event. Because console players need constant numbers and flashing lights and feedback… but we’d probably like to see that on the PC also, eh?
Also: someone asked about PvP and got the total boilerplate reply, basically identical to what Josh told me when I interviewed him last summer. “We don’t want to add a PvP system just to add it. We won’t add it until we have just the right design.” We’ve got a vote running on that right now in the community forum, and thus far 100% of replies say we will NEVER get proper arena mode PVP in D3… probably since Bliz felt it would be too similar to their Heroes of the Storm.
In other Ultimate Evil Edition news, Blizzard just revealed that the XboxOne has been upgraded to run in the same p1080 as the PS4 (previously it was locked at 900p, which surely had XboxOne technical developers fuming).
Also, the PS3/Xbox360 > PS4/XboxOne character transfer system just went live, and there are some bugs, for which a long blue post offers solutions and work arounds.
We have recently released a new patch for both PlayStation 3 (25601) and Xbox 360 (25238), which lays the groundwork for us to allow character exports between current-gen and next-gen console platforms. Although some players have been able to update just fine, there are reports from others that the game is locking up when the following save file warning message is displayed:
We are currently investigating the issue, and will be sure to update you as soon as more information becomes available. In the meantime, you may want to try the following troubleshooting step which was offered here.
1. Sign out of PSN and launch the game — OK
2. Click more options and select export save — It’ll prompt you to sign in, do that, you might get an error that says the diablo servers are busy, (this may take several attempts).
If you are continue to experience issues with Diablo III freezing up after having installed the latest patch, please respond below with the following information:
Thank you for contributing this information! We will continue to update the thread with more info as it becomes available.
Our posts on the D3 console/UEE don’t get nearly the views/comments of our posts on the PC stuff, but there must be players out there eager for the console experience? Perhaps they’re getting news from console sites, and don’t know to use a fansite for more focused information?