Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Console possession

I am not sure what to make of this:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-10-diablo-3-console-release-confirmed

On one hand, I am not a tried and true PC gamer, have not even played Diablo 2, I have a machine that will probably run Diablo 3, and I have the money with which to purchase the game if it does actually sneak out sometime this year.

On the other hand, holy shit would I much rather sit on my couch and play this on my TV. Heresy? Perhaps.

I also wonder if the console market will embrace the return of Blizzard, who has not put out a console title since Starcraft 64 in 2000. Time are different now, so instead of the low resolution, watered down cash grab that Starcraft 64 was a console Diablo 3 would look and play pretty close to its PC big brother. They could even charge you extra for access to battlenet, enable cross platform play, allow mouse and key board controls...

Yeah, none of that is going to happen. It should be noted that the game in question is a Diablo product, not Diablo 3, so there is no guarantee that it is not Diablo 1 and 2 as slightly higher resolution for XBLA. Which I would buy.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thrilled Diablo III is coming to consoles - otherwise I'd never get to play it - and the gameplay footage I've seen looks awesome. I'm gonna' monk it up, hardcore!

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