Sounds like Blizzard is now a bit more serious about “exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles.” What was something of an understated “interest” in bringing on talent for a version of Diablo III for video game consoles now sounds almost imminent.
At Blizzard Entertainment’s Gamescom press conference, Diablo III lead designer Josh Mosqueira said the developer is “very, very serious” about bringing some undefined “experience” to platforms beyond the PC and Mac.
“Today, we’re trying to build the best console team at Blizzard,” Mosqueira said during a Q&A session. “We’re looking for programmers, designers and artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console.”
While neither announcing nor confirming Diablo III for a Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo console platform, Mosqueira promised “All I can say is it’s going to be awesome. Stay tuned.”
Given Blizzard’s wide open windows between product announcements and product shipments, we wouldn’t expect Diablo III for consoles any time soon. But it sounds like staying tuned might be a good idea (or at least better than holding one’s breath).