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Diablo III Comes To PS4 And Xbox One This August

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#1 Audioboxer

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:15

The third Diablo game will finally hit current-gen consoles (minus Wii U) this summer. Blizzard announced today that the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition—which includes both the base game and the recently-released expansion, Reaper of Souls—will be out on August 19.
 
In addition to PS4 and Xbox One, the Ultimate Evil Edition (what a name!) will also be available for PS3 and Xbox 360.
 
Via Blizzard:
 
The console version of Reaper of Souls has been designed to take advantage of the unique features of the console platforms. All four console versions of the Ultimate Evil Edition feature4-player same-screen and online multiplayer—whether you're banding together on the same couch or joining the fray via PlayStation®Network or the Xbox Live online entertainment network, Reaper of Souls makes it easy to experience Diablo in the best way possible: with your friends.
 
The Ultimate Evil Edition introduces even more ways for players to share their adventures. A new Apprentice mode boosts low-level players' power while adventuring with high-level friends, making it easier than ever to play together. Players will also be able to share treasures with other players on their friends lists via an in-game mail system, including mysterious Player Gifts containing rare loot for the adventurer whose name they bear.
 

 

 

Source: http://kotaku.com/di...dium=Socialflow

 

Can't. hold. back. excitement  :woot:




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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:19

Got tired of waiting, went back to playing it on my pc....



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:36

IDK how people can play this on console, I'd imagine given the number of keys required it's not much fun unless you're on a PC.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:41

IDK how people can play this on console, I'd imagine given the number of keys required it's not much fun unless you're on a PC.

I was going to get it, in theory, it should be ok, as the amount of buttons needed can be set to a high end gaming mouse (assuming it has the relevant amount of user changeable buttons) so the controller doesn't appear to be that big of an issue, but for those who had it on now older gen consoles would better be able to answer that than I,

I just got fed up of waiting, (had it free when my wife did something with WoW, can't remember if it was buying an expansion or paying for a year's sub)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:46

I've played original d3 on xbox 360 and it's way better experience than on PC! Can't wait to play it again on xbox ONE! Really excited! So sony paid Blizz to show this game only on ps4 :)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 14:16

IDK how people can play this on console, I'd imagine given the number of keys required it's not much fun unless you're on a PC.

 

You lose some precision but overall they have the controls worked out really well.  This isn't WoW.  There are only 6 hot keyed abilities at a time + potion + movement.  Modern console controllers can handle the amount of abilities...its aiming that gets tricky for different AoE spells (such as Blizzard, Hydra, and Black Hole on the Wizard).

 

My experience with the 360 version of the original D3 was good but damn it was hard.  I thought that the console version of D3 was a bit harder out the gate than the PC version.

 

If there is some discount for existing D3 for console owners, I might be persuaded to upgrade.  As it is now, I'll just stick with the PC version.  Maybe pick it up for console in a year when I see it in a bargain bin or being sold used somewhere for $20 or w/e.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:04

good news but already had it on 360 last Sept, no desire to play through it again on X1 or PS4, even if it's with RoS



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:12

IDK how people can play this on console, I'd imagine given the number of keys required it's not much fun unless you're on a PC.

The game was designed with console play in mind. It is one of the major criticisms for the title.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:33

The game was designed with console play in mind. It is one of the major criticisms for the title.

 

Can understand the criticism, as it's a Bliz game and they were built by PC gamers. Can't fault them for expanding though, it's like complaining that Hearthstone is on iOS. I played a little D3 on PC, wasn't that bad (the free version you get with Battle.net), though not as intuitive as on 360. I generally prefer controllers to mouse/keyboard, with rare exceptions like BF4.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:40

IDK how people can play this on console, I'd imagine given the number of keys required it's not much fun unless you're on a PC.

 

It actually works brilliantly on a controller.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 14:27

The game was designed with console play in mind. It is one of the my major criticisms for the title.

 

Corrected that for you.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 20:22

Judging by the amount of people saying the game is very playable on a console (including a colleague at work who plays it on the PS3), I guess I'm going to need to give this a go first hand.

 

It's a shame the console players have to wait so long to get to play the Crusader class; they're great fun.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 21:00

Judging by the amount of people saying the game is very playable on a console (including a colleague at work who plays it on the PS3), I guess I'm going to need to give this a go first hand.

 

It's a shame the console players have to wait so long to get to play the Crusader class; they're great fun.

 

Surprisingly, D3 for 360 was available at a RedBox near me for rent on the release day last year.  If you already have it for PC, and just want to check it out, you might look into renting it.  I think there may even be a demo available on 360/PS3.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 15:47

Corrected that for you.

It didn't need to be corrected. It was accurate as stated.

 

I was a long time D2 player and I commonly interact on various Diablo themed forums. The decisions on priority console support, online only play, and the auction house were bashed immediately, often, and still today.



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 17:07

Can we please have a Diablo topic that doesn't descend into bickering about D2/D3 and PoE for once. Just getting that out there before it starts.

 

It's an irrelevant argument. PoE isn't on consoles, D3 is, people like it and are looking forward to the UE in August. Done (Y)