Diablo III Might Not Speak Your Language

There are Mac owners who play video games. Some of them live in America. Some of them live in France. A few of them even live in South Korea, Poland, Taiwan, Brazil, Russia — as well as many other parts of this Earth. Like Latin America!

Blizzard revealed what languages would be available for Diablo III, shedding an all-too-obvious window into just how dominate Windows computers are in gaming:

For Windows users, Diablo III will be fully localised into English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.

Mac users will be able to play Diablo III in English, French and German.

So if you own a Mac and you live in any of these countries, you better start studying either English, French or German. Or, you know, you could just get a gaming PC.

Diablo III Presale Information [Battle.net — Thanks Jorge!]


    Or you could just bootcamp your mac with windows 7 and you would be fine

    If you can afford a mac, getting a Windows PC is not a problem. Can get a complete gaming rig

    Kind of weird. What's platform-specific about the language? When you look at how many games on Steam are now "SteamPlay" (ie work on both Windows and Mac) you have to wonder how much of this is just market-share laziness. And even though it is a small market, it is still a big market.

    *FTR, I'm a PC user but have owned a Mac in the past when I needed a computer only for uni work. It was a good computer!

    ...how hard could it be to put those languages on Mac if they've already been translated for PC??

    I wonder what percentage of the PC gaming market is MACs.
    At the end of the day it's probably not worth the man time to translate or implement different languages onto MAC if they make up 1% of the market (for example).

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