Diablo III Officially Confirmed For Consoles [Update]


Today, Diablo III community manager, Micah Whiple, has confirmed via Twitter that the game is in development for consoles as well. Whiple first hinted at the project in 2010, stating at the time that Blizzard were “exploring a Diablo-related concept” for consoles.


The subject of a console version of Diablo III sprang up again last month, after Blizzard posted job openings for a Senior Software Engineer on consoles for the Diablo team.


Whiple, who goes by the online moniker “Bashiok,” says that Josh Mosqueira is the lead designer on the Diablo III console team. Unfortunately, Diablo III still doesn’t have a concrete release date, either for PC or consoles.


Update: Blizzard sent the following response to Wired.com, regarding Whipple’s tweet: “Bashiok’s response on Twitter was intended as a confirmation that we’re actively exploring the possibility of developing a console version of Diablo III, as we’ve mentioned in the past. This is not a confirmation that Diablo III is coming to any console platform.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.