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.”