Diablo III On A Control Pad Sounds Great

Given the nature of the game, and the financial realities of 21st-century game development, you should all be expecting Diablo III to appear on a console at some stage. So try not to let the following statement from Blizzard's Jay Wilson freak you out too much. Because it's for the best!

"One of the reasons why we're exploring the idea of a console version of Diablo III because we feel that the controls and the style of the game lend itself to a console", Wilson told PC Gamer. "With some of our early experiments in putting a direct control scheme into the game via a 360-like analogue controller, I've been ‘Oh this feels even better, with direct control…'"

Sounds good to me! Not everyone has a PC that can play the game (or a Mac!), so when this inevitable console version comes, and if it plays that well, then all the better. The more people playing the merrier!

Blizzard's Diablo 3 experiments: "Oh, this feels even better with direct control" [PC Gamer]


    And then console gamers would foul cry unfairness because the keypad did not have enough buttons to spam skills or react quick enough in pvp and demand balancing......

      Completely agree! I feel this is going to happen with BF3 as well. Games originally built primarily for the PC market are no doubt going to see changes and possible compromises to the PC version just to 'dumb down' to be playable on consoles.

      This would only matter if they also implement cross-platform play.

      Also, isn't valve looking at mouse+keyboard support for that new CounterStrike on the PS3? Maybe there is the possibility of the same here.

      Personally I think playing with the controller would actually be better, but then I never played much D1/D2.

    I can already hear the rumbling of fanboy rage.


    If they want to put D3 on the consoles it doesn't bother me all that much since I know I will be getting a game built for a PC. Not a game built on a pc, for a console and then badly ported back to include PC controls.

      i couldn't care much about PC devs "sell out" to consoles, it's their IP, it's their decisions.

      What I dont want to happened is "IF" cross-platform going to happened, which could be very much happened, the D3 console gamers who would argue that console gamers at a disadvantage.

      we PC gamers too received the short end of the stick for games that excel in console but royally sucked for PC i.e. Fable 3

      im a diablo fan.. and i think it would be awesome if it came to console. I'm still going to play the PC one, but the more awareness about it the better, easily Blizzard's best IP imo

    Reading that they "feel that the controls and the style of the game lend itself to a console" does indeed freak me out.

    I use a 360 controller for most my pc gaming. made witcher 2 so much more fun imho

    All I had to do was read the title:

    "Diablo III On A Control Pad Sounds Great"

    No! No it doesn't...

    Diablo worked fine on the ps1

    LOL Diablo 3 sounds great on a control pad? No, not a chance in hell it does thankyou! And since when has WoW needed a console to make blizzard millions? Im pretty sure Blizz are quite happy with how much money they will make out of the PC edition..

    With all the online interaction, trading of real world cash for items int he AH etc, I see there being a lot of hurdles other than controls to overcome before it gets close to consoles..

    I have a solution, keyboard and mouse for consoles!!

    Everybody would be happy then

    Diablo III on next gen consoles. Great!
    Well, by the time its released anyway. . .

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