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Hands-on with Diablo III (and Reaper of Souls) on PlayStation 4

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35w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill is here with a hands-on look at Diablo III (and Reaper of Souls) on PlayStation 4 below!

To quote: I'm here in Anaheim for [Register or Login to view links], and as anyone who knows me might have guessed, the first thing I did when I got here was make a beeline for the Diablo III booth to get some hands-on time with its in-development PS4 version.

Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way first: Diablo III looks good on PS4. The demo I played didn't stutter or hitch once - the PS4 version runs at 1080p and 60FPS or better throughout, as confirmed by Production Director John Hight when I spoke with him on the show floor.

Everything looks tack-sharp, and plenty of extra bits have been added or tweaked in Diablo III's PS4 version. Just wait 'til you see the glow of a freshly dropped health globe reflected in a pool of stagnant water.

Diablo III's DualShock 4 controls are still being tweaked and perfected, but the touchpad implementation today was largely gesture-based, swiping left and right to switch to different inventory and skill subsections. It's pretty hard to improve on the perfection of Diablo III's radial menus as they are on PS3, but DualShock 4′s touchpad makes for a suitable change of...
 

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Confirmed for PS4, Playable at Blizzcon

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38w ago - Community Manager Lylirra confirmed today that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is coming to PS4, and will be playable on the new PlayStation 4 console at Blizzcon this year.

To quote: We're excited to announce that [Register or Login to view links] on PS4 will be making its public debut at [Register or Login to view links]!

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In our action-packed single-player and same-screen co-op demos, players will explore the haunted streets of Westmarch as one of our five original classes, or test their mettle as the unyielding Crusader.

Attendees of the convention will also be some of the first in the world to take on Death itself using DualShock 4, armed with all-new social features and touchpad technology designed to help keep heroes on focused on what they do best: killing monsters.

Head on over to [Register or Login to view links] for panel schedules, event maps, hotel and travel information, forums, and more, and be sure to stay tuned to [Register or Login to view links] for all the latest news on Reaper of Souls.

For those of you who are BlizzCon-bound,...
 

Video: Diablo III on PS4 and PS3 - Sony Shares Exclusive Footage

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60w ago - Sony Community Manager Lylirra shared some exclusive video footage today of Diablo III on PS4 and PS3 with details below!

To quote: Deep within [Register or Login to view links]'s secret underground game development compound, a team of modern day blacksmiths and alchemists has been hard at work reforging a legendary game experience for an all-new legion of heroes.

Once finished, this finely-tuned version of the bestselling Diablo III will transport PlayStation gamers to a dark and dangerous world of fast-paced action, thrilling adventure, and piles upon piles of epic loot.

Pour yourself a flagon of your favourite brew, kick up your boots, and feast your eyes on this Diablo III developer diary, part of PlayStation's ongoing "Conversations With Creators" series.

In this video, you'll hear from three of the developers behind Blizzard Entertainment's action role-playing epic: Production Director John Hight, Lead Designer Joshua Mosqueira, and Senior Designer Jason Bender.

Together, they'll explain how bringing the game to PS3 and PS4 has empowered them to viscerally transport players into the foreboding, demon-besieged world of Sanctuary by putting the action in the palms of their hands.

According to the team,...
 

Blizzard Reveals Diablo III is Coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

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72w ago - Blizzard Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer Frank Pearce has revealed that Diablo III is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: Now that Diablo's out of the bag, I just want to say that we're stoked to be bringing Diablo III over to PlayStation. We got our start in console games, and a bunch of us, myself included, have been looking forward to this day for a very long time.
 
We're putting a lot of work into doing Diablo III right for PS3 and PS4. All of the upgrades we've made to the PC version since launch will be included. On top of that, we're completely redeveloping the interface, controls, and camera so that the traditional Diablo hack-and-slash, loot-collecting, dungeon-crawl feels natural and fun with a controller in your hands.
 
I know a lot of people will have a lot of questions about the game, and we look forward to getting into all of that as development progresses. For now, I just want to say thanks to all of you who kept pushing us to get back to console, and please come check out the game at PAX East if you're in Boston in late March.
 
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