Blizzard isn’t resting on its laurels. After spending the weekend celebrating the announcement of HearthStone (described as the company’s “latest and greatest”), developers have also taken a little time to shed some light on the upcoming console version of Diablo III, which is headed to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
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Instead, gamers are given an online/offline trading option. As long as gamers are playing in the same game, they’ll be able to trade using an in-game menu, a Blizzard spokesperson tells Polygon. We’re also promised “more details soon”.
As well as those obvious changes, Diablo III for console isn’t just a direct port of the PC experience. Keyboard + mouse-specific controls have, obviously, been scrapped in favour of PlayStation controllers. This has changed several gameplay elements – the player character is now directly controlled by the analogue stick, so enemies now attack and behave in a different way. The user interface has also been revamped, with new shortcuts and console-friendly radial menus.
No date yet for Diablo III on consoles, and also no mention of “exclusivity” when it comes to the PlayStation deal.