Gaming titan, Blizzard, who holds such a high-level of status in the PC gaming world has in a way, revealed, that their upcoming title, Diablo III, will in fact release on console. The news comes from their Blizzard Community Manager, Micah Whiple’s Twitter feed.
@Bashiok can you confirm or deny Diablo 3 coming to consoles? Thanks. @TaNGoIX Yup. Josh Mosqueira is lead designer for the Diablo console project.
I would have never expected Blizzard to announce something rather big in this particular fashion, but they have been thinking about the idea for sometime, so it was never really a secret. I find it to be a great move as not everyone wants to play the game on PC, much like myself and my toaster of a computer, so it would help Blizzard attract a different part of the gaming audience.
The way Diablo III plays out, I think it would feel good with a controller rather than a mouse and keyboard. And games like Torchlight have proved that multi-tasking different skill-sets and spells on a controller is possible. I’ve even done it on FFXI, so why not Diablo III? No release dates have been confirmed but regardless of this news, it’s likely the game will launch on PC first with the console version coming in later.