Diablo III PlayStation 3 Screenshots Make Their Debut

By Ishaan . February 21, 2013 . 3:00pm

Blizzard have revealed the first screenshots of Diablo III running on PlayStation 3. As reported yesterday, the game is also headed to the PlayStation 4. It will feature customized controls, a new user interface and a dynamic camera perspective. You can take a look at the screenshots below.



Diablo III for consoles will also support four-player online (complete with matchmaking) and four-player local co-op multiplayer modes. The game will make its debut at PAX East, which takes place from March 22nd – 24th.


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  • I’m honestly curious now if the rumors are true, and these console ports are why the PC version found itself capped at only four players for co-op. :C

    • Tanthalas

      Most of the problems that people had with the PC version were blamed on the upcoming console version. So bleh…

      I wish they had announced when the PS3 version would be released.

    • Testsubject909

      Which makes me scratch my head. We’ve already had many games showing that there can be coop games that go higher then teams of 4. Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon for example can be played with 3 teams of 2 player coop for a 6 player online coop, and that works just fine. Then there’s the larger games like MAG with upwards of (I think this is the correct number) 256 simultaneous players set in squads of 8.

      • Yes, but the local co-op play (mentioned above in the article) would surely support up to 4 max. (you know, controller limit and all) For that reason i could see them building all multiplayer options around that constraint for consistency. /shrug

        • Locklear93

          Actually, the controller limit on a PS3 is 7. If you go into controller options and assign a controller number, that’s where it stops. As far as the lights on the back of the controller, it lights a pair that add up to the correct controller number (4+1 for five, 4 + 2 for six, and 4 + 3 for seven).

          • Oh yeah, my bad! I always forget that the controller limit is that high on the PS3 since (almost) no games make use of said limit and just cap out at 4. :C

  • Can this game only be played with an online connection for the home console versions like on PC?

  • edgecase

    Wow, who needs a PS4 or even a PS3 just to render some orange glows on a background so dark you can’t see it anyway? Played the Diablo 3 demo, never understood why people liked it or why it sold so many.

    • TiredOfMyOldUsername

      Name sell.

    • Honest to God, I think Blizzard would make way more sales, if they were to port the superior Diablo 2.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        Never understood why Diablo was on PS1, but they could never port Diablo 2 for any consoles.

        • I played that one. Funny enough, I enjoyed it – as long as I was able to Co-Op with a friend. It was quite funny when played together with someone.

      • Testsubject909

        I just want them to make a sequel to Rock and Roll Racing. That game was deeeeeeelicious!

    • Locklear93

      The cynical answer (and in this case, I’m a cynic) is because Diablo 2 was amazing. Diablo 3 itself has had a LOT of players decide it’s just not worth it. Blizzard hasn’t released recent concurrency as far as I know, so I won’t pretend to have hard facts, but anecdotally, people DIDN’T like it all that well, thus the heavy changes across the board via patch.

      • Tanthalas

        Honestly, the biggest problem with D3 was the, imo, stupid decision to force online on a game that for most people was single player. This in turn snowballed into a greater problem when at launch people couldn’t connect to the servers to play. It was extremely aggravating to not be able to play your single player game because you were forced to go online.

        After that D3 just suffured from extreme snowball hate where most of the people complaining are doing it to be with the cool kids. Ask people what are the problems with D3 and they’ll just toss out one-liners that they see repeated from others.

        When you actually got to play the game, it was great and fun.

        I’m not saying that D3 didn’t have its problems (Inferno was unbalanced and mostly not fun, Legendaries were pretty stupid too at start, reaching level cap so quickly killed progression in the game), but most of the issues of the game have been resolved and what’s left is pretty minor.

        The current hate directed at D3 is pretty sad considering how great a game it is.

        • Locklear93

          Eh, with due respect, I disagree. I put over 70 hours into it trying all sorts of different builds, gear, play techniques, trying to convince myself to like it, and couldn’t. It was tolerable at best, for me. I had vastly more fun with Diablo 1 and 2–hell, I liked Hellfire, the Diablo 1 expansion released by Sierra On-Line, better than Diablo 3.

          • Testsubject909

            *undusts his Diablo Battle Chest with Diablo 1, 2 and 2’s expansion”

            Yeah… You know how I said every year, at the very least I say to myself once that “I’d like to play Diablo 2 again”.

            You just made me say it. Interestingly, whenever I see Diablo 3, it makes me think “I’d like to play Diablo 2 again” more so then it makes me say “I’d like to try Diablo 3”

      • Testsubject909

        You know, ever since I had first played Diablo 2 and made fond memories of running around the cow level with my first character, a Paladin, back in the days pre-patch where Zeal could get you upwards of 21 extra-fast attacks in a row.

        I’ve told myself at the very least once every year: “It’d be nice to play Diablo 2 again, or a game like it”.

        That latter part has made me go look at Titan Quest, Sacred and Torchlight, among a few titles I can name off the top of my head.

        From a friend who understand that sentiment and his personal experiences with Diablo 3… He safely tells me that Diablo 3 is in no way providing that same feeling. Looking at the game and backseat gaming, I can say. I understand.

        Diablo 3, to me, looks the same as what Torchlight and Sacred are.

        Fill-ins for Diablo 2… The difference is, I’m growing quite fond of Sacred and Torchlight, comparatively to Diablo 3, which I will note. I do not own… The whole online only and a lack of a proper rig to play PC games kind of killed any desire to purchase it.

  • I’m excited for the console release of this game. My PC is experiencing difficulties with Blizzard at the moment (especially the D3 demo), so I’m excited to be able to play this game on consoles. Hope to see more on it soon!

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I hate to say it but what’s up with the visuals? I know console hardware is old but a toaster can run Diablo III.

    Anyways, I hope it’s not a requirement to be always online, I’m mostly interested on the local co-op.

    • Testsubject909

      Visuals looks fine and playable. They may not be as sharp, smooth and high end as you’d want to your high-end standards, but they’re completely functional and the design is still nice to look at.

      And you’d need one hell of a customized toaster with the equivalent of a costly smartphone or two lower cost smartphone gutted out and jury rigged into it for you to get Diablo 3 to run on your toaster. So don’t try to come up with that sort of analogy, it’s… well it’s not a good analogy.

  • $36598391

    no 360 version?

  • CirnoLakes

    Not really that interesting to me. If I were going to play Diablo, I would play it on the PC. And if I did, it would probably be to earn money.

    I’ve heard they legitimized RMT and you can make real world money pretty easily in that game. I’m not really a fan of Blizzard’s products but… I need Touhou money..

  • Kush

    Will the game allow us to play with the PC players?

  • Learii

    will there be an action house like the pc version?

    • Testsubject909

      Oh I hope not.

      Please kill the Auction House for the PS4 version. The reasoning behind it?

      One reason why was because they made the game online only, in large part, because of the online auction house. To prevent people from cheating, abusing game glitches or other such things, they made it mandatory to go online so to protect the economy that they were hoping to create via their auction house.

      It backfired in their faces with a lot of complaints towards the stability of their servers and then there were other sorts of exploits that cropped up because of the constant connection causing new issues for the users, if my memory remembers that correctly.

      Gut out the auction house and isolate the PS3/4 Diablo 3 game to it’s own servers and tada. No need to be online to play, offline play is available or…

      Hell, screw it. Simpler.

      Go to what they used to do with Diablo 2. An offline mode and an online mode, with the character saves individual from each other and just make them non-transferable from one mode to the other. Done.

  • if it can already tie into my pc account characters i might think about getting it.

  • ddh819

    So they’re going to make two different versions of Diablo 3, one for ps3 and one for ps4? I guess since the ps4 will be x86 based a port will not be hard, and they’ve probably had a working ps3 version for a while, even before getting a ps4 developer box, but i was kinda hoping if i bought the ps3 version, it would work on the ps4 also, but sounds like that is not going to happen.

  • It’s cool to hear Blizzard and Sony is teaming up to bring Diablo 3 to PS4. But I’m not a fan of Diablo series, I would love Blizzard to bring Starcraft 2: Wings of liberty to PS3 with the 2 expansion DLC included on the blu-ray and add Move support for Starcraft 2 PS3 if that ever happen.

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