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Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by ThomasJ, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. ThomasJ

    ThomasJ IncGamers Member

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    Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Looks like it is in the making.


    Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/06/03/blizzard-hiring-playstation-3-specialist-for-diablo-3-team/

    Official Jobs listing:
    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=1100059

    [BLUE="dd"]Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an enthusiastic senior software engineer to be a key contributor on the Diablo team. This position is responsible for overseeing Playstation 3 (PS3) architecture design as well as other PS3-specific game code development to maximize platform performance.

    Responsibilities
    • Design, implement, and maintain game systems to work on the Playstation 3.
    • Identify previously unknown issues and offer solutions.
    • Be responsible for various systems including the game engine, audio, physics, tools pipeline, etc.
    • Work closely with game design to ensure a great player experience.

    Requirements
    • A minimum of 5 years game coding experience
    • A minimum of 1 AAA shipped title for the PS3
    • In-depth knowledge of the PS3 architecture and APIs
    • Experience implementing systems to utilize the Cell CPU to the highest extent
    • Low level debugging skills (including the skill to read PPC assembly)
    • Experience with code and data optimization to improve both memory consumption and performance
    • Fluent in C / C++
    • Strong math skills (linear algebra, trigonometry, etc.)
    • Able to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Passion for playing console games

    Pluses
    • Computer science, EE, Mathematics, Physics, or a related degree
    • Familiar with Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment products
    • Familiar with scripting languages
    [/BLUE]
     
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  2. konfeta

    konfeta IncGamers Member

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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Impressive. This will ignite moar fanboy wars between PC and consoles as well as between PS3 and X-Box.

    They just gotta involve the Wii and we are set.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    the next Nintendo console comes out next year. would be a waste to release it on Wii

    and no anouncement at E3
    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27808131048&postId=278054186604#278054186604

    maybe Blizzcon

    actually i'm sure they want everyone with a PC capapble of running D3 buy the game so they will anounce the consoe version after the PC release.
    next year's E3 would be a great place to announce the console version with a 2012 q4 release



     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    I hate how people are complaining because it's going to consolize the game. Yeah no. It's been in development for what, 5 years? They've reportedly had it in their heads for some time (I recall very early on hearing about the possibility, may have just been stabbing in the dark though). But they've only just begun to consider it, it's being ported from PC to consoles.

    Even better it's not like Diablo 3 is cutting edge graphics which is the only real issue, anything short of top end works fine on the PS3 and a little smidgen lower is a-ok for the Xbox.

    I for one am glad, more players, more money for Blizz, more interest in Diablo, more support.
    Whether I get it for PC or PS3 (or Xbox?) remains to be seen.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    I think it was obvious it would be ported, we had a whole thread about how the gameplay is being watered down for an easy port.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Nobody should care if a console port doesn't affect D3, its patches or its expansions.

    But can we conclude this? Was limiting the number of abilities to 7 partially inspired by limited console controls? I think it is a reasonable conclusion, but not foregone. I'd hate to see a console affect my favorite PC series, but that is to be expected with the gradual noobification of games over time.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Sony lets PSN and PC players play together in games. Microsoft doesn't let XBL and PC players play together.

    So unless Microsoft make an exception for Blizzard (which will be the first time they ever have), the Xbox players will be restricted to only playing with Xbox players while PS3 and PC players can play with each other.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Hm, this is a recent development, right? With the integration of Steam onto the playstation dashboard, players can now choose to play with steam users on PC. However, I don't think this would include Diablo 3, because so far, Blizzard has had absolutely nothing to do with Steam (they don't even let Steam sell their games).

    I also wouldn't be surprised to see next generation consoles, and perhaps even this generation, become more integral with PC's.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    PC game companies have to go to consoles nowadays, because the pirates make PC sales way lower than they could be.
    Also the hackers, gold spammers, and botters are an issue on the PC. None of those will exist on PS3 (not sure, but if someone can confirm would be sweet)
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    PS3's cost a lot (comparatively speaking) and each one has a unique ID. If the unique ID gets banned they would have to buy an entirely new PS3 to connect to PSN to continue spamming/botting.

    That and trying to run third-party code on a PS3 (or 360) while another game is running is difficult (and even if a way to do it is figured out it gets broken at the next update).

    So, there will be no botters/spammers on the console versions.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    I have no problems with it being on consoles whatsoever but for me it is kind of nostalgic to play Diablo 3 on battle.net.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Cross platform play might work out O.K. for PvE, but PvP wise, consoles will be at a painful disadvantage. I don't think we would see it for that reason.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Is this confirmed?
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Playing a Diablo game for the pvp is a concept I'll never grasp. Diablo is so much about the story and loot I'll never understand the need for pvp in Diablo.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    i am 100% positive they have had plans to port this game way back at the start of it all. the game already has many console friendly features to it so this is not a shock at all. the real surprise would have been if they never ported D3.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    I do not think that cros platform will actually be allowed... I don't know, it doesn't sound possible, maybe I'm too old styled?

    If anything, if one can use 2 or more players on one Playstation, it would be a reasonable substitute for LAN playing...
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    It isn't possible on Xbox because Microsoft won't let developers have connectivity outside of Xbox Live. It is possible on Playstation as Sony does allow connectivity outside of PSN, eg. Portal 2.

    I could see 2 player working for singleplayer mode on consoles, but multiplayer would be awkward as each player would have to login to a separate Battle.net account to access their character.


     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    I'm pretty sure a piece of the sky just fell and hit me....
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    If it was cross platform, that would be really cool.

    Also, haven't we known this for a long time? I recall console job postings from many months ago.
     
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    Re: Diablo 3 coming to the PS3 ?

    Yes. The console version of Diablo (whether a direct port of D3 or another game in the same universe) was known a long time ago. But a specific job for PS3 is kind of new. This could mean that the console port of Diablo will come rather soon. If not, they would perhaps target the next generation of consoles (the one that will come after PS3/XB360).
     
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