Most of you guys are PC/Mac players so we concentrate on that, but the PS4 version of Diablo 3 made its semi-surprise playable demo debut at Blizzcon 2013. To coincide with this Blizzard released a bunch of screenshots and a gameplay movie showing it off the PS4 version of the game.
Here’s the movie first and it’s worth watching for even non-consolers, since it actually shows a lot more of the new Act 5 areas and monsters than the PC gameplay movies did. There’s even a good look at another of the new Elite Affixes, Orbiter, from 0:38-0:42 seconds.
Click through for the screenshots and text infos:
Blizzard’s News Post:
From these hallowed halls of BlizzCon® 2013, we’re excited to reveal that Acts I-V will be wrapped together into one incredible and action-packed adventure when Diablo® III: Ultimate Evil Edition™ arrives on the PlayStation® 4!
Diablo III on the PlayStation 4 brings a completely new experience to console gamers, delivering all the exciting updates and game-enhancing features premiering in Reaper of Souls on the PC. We’ve taken full advantage of the system’s cutting-edge features with a custom-designed interface, touch pad functionality for the new DUALSHOCK® 4 wireless controller, and powerful social features tailored to improve your demon-slaying experience.
Vanquish your foes with the righteous might of the new Crusader class. Rise to new heights of power with an increased level cap, taking your hero to 70 and unlocking new skills (as well as a fourth passive slot) along the way. Befriend Myriam, the Mystic, to customize both the properties and appearance of your equipment. Explore endlessly with Adventure Mode, where all waypoints are unlocked and world itself is your battlefield. Hunt down objectives and complete all-new Bounties for legendary rewards. And don’t forget to prepare for the slew of new monsters lurking behind every shadowy corner, awaiting a chance to rip your hero limb-from-limb!
The official PS4 Fact Sheet:
PUBLISHER: Blizzard Entertainment
DEVELOPER: Blizzard Entertainment
GENRE: Action RPG
PLATFORMS: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
RELEASE DATE: TBD
PlayStation®4 players can now experience the full adventure of Blizzard’s epic action RPG,Diablo® III,and the upcoming expansion,Reaper of Souls™… all from the comfort of their couch in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition! Take on the role of one of six powerful character classes—Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, Wizard, or the all-new Crusader—and embark on a dark journey through Acts I-Vto save the world of Sanctuary from ancient and sinister forces. With the new DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller and a custom-designed console interface, players willbe outfitted with touch pad functionality and new social features as they engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and acquire items of incredible power.
For more details, visit http://www.diablo3.com/console.
Also, it works on the PS4 Vita, whatever that is, as demonstrated in a photo from Blizzard HQ.
I didn’t bother to play RoS it on the PS4 demo at Blizzcon since I wanted to focus my time on the PC demo. I don’t play console games anymore and don’t envision any scenario where I own a PS4, but there were two things I envied about the PS4 demo set up: 1) Much larger monitors looked amazing, and 2) Four controllers on some of the demo machines with the option of couch co-op play. (All the PC demo machines were single player only.)
Are any of you guys eagerly awaiting this? It’s going to be a much different game than the Xbox/PS3 version of D3V, and not just because it’s the expansion. The much more powerful PS4 engine allows them to include more of the full game features; you can see bosses with 4 random affixes (they only go up to 3 on the PS3) just like you see on the PC in Inferno, and presumably the PS4 will support much greater monster density as well.