Blizzard Still Exploring ‘Diablo III’ On Consoles
Before Diablo III‘s release on PC and Mac earlier this year, Blizzard said that the company was looking into how it might go about porting the hack-’n'-slash over to consoles but the developer has had little to say about the project since.
In an interview with Polygon (via VG247), Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo revealed that the developer is still exploring Diablo III on consoles, and that Blizzard even has builds up and running on unspecified consoles.
“We’re still kind of exploring it,” Pardo said in an interview with the site. “We’ve got builds up and running on it. We’re hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we’re not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it’s looking pretty cool.”
Jay Wilson, lead designer on Diablo III, added that Blizzard is still in the process of “exploring console options,” along with future content for the game. “The whole team is essentially working on the next big Diablo thing,” Wilson added. “A lot of that stuff will show up next year at some point.”
Last month, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime revealed that the studio is currently working on an expansion for Diablo III. No details on the expansion are known at this point, but Blizzard will still be releasing new content for the base game.
The game’s latest update, patch 1.05, saw the introduction of a new item called the “Infernal Machine,” which allows players to tackle bosses that are quite a bit more difficult than the ones currently in the game for the shot at some high quality loot.
“When it came out, we saw a big uptick in the number of people playing but mainly we just got really good feedback from the community and that’s what we always look for,” Wilson said.