Good news / Bad news for Diablo III on PS4

There are many questions pointed at Blizzard these days, following the revelation that the studio really is working on Diablo III for PS4. Today, we have some answers – and, just like with most things, there’s some good news, and some bad news.

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First, the bad: No cross-platform play. Blizzard Community Manager Vaeflare made the announcement via the game’s official forums.

While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support). As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and PlayStation account will also remain separate.

In the same post, Vaeflare squished another gaming dream: Blizzard has “no plans” to support PS3 controllers on the PC version of Diablo III. The flip side? Because Diablo III was designed specifically for the console experience, you won’t be able to use a keyboard+mouse to control the PS3/PS4 version, either.

The good news though is pretty good: Unlike its PC brother, Diablo III for PS3/PS4 will not require an always-on internet connection, even when you’re indulging in a little multiplayer.

We’ve also learned that, despite what we were told initially, split-screen multiplayer is not a Thing – instead, Diablo III for PS3/PS4 will simply zoom the camera out a little, to show all four co-op characters at the same time.

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