4w 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 Blizzcon 2013, 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...
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 BlizzCon.com for panel schedules, event maps, hotel and travel information, forums, and more, and be sure to stay tuned to diablo3.com for all the latest news on Reaper of Souls.
12w ago - Blizzard Entertainment's Ulvareth of the Community Team announced that fans can try Diablo III on PS3 for free today!
To quote: Greetings PlayStation gamers! It's been a week since Diablo III launched on PlayStation 3 to some very positive reviews.
If you've yet to pick up your controllers and join the epic struggle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, we've got great news for you: the free demo version of Diablo III is now available for download from the PlayStation Store!
In this demo, you can take control of two of Sanctuary's most iconic heroes, the mighty Barbarian or the mysterious Wizard, and fight your way through hordes of demons to reach the Skeleton King.
Slaying demons is a lot of fun, especially when you're playing with your buddies, so we're happy to let you know that most multiplayer features are available for you to try in the demo version. This includes local same-screen co-op and online play with your PlayStation Network friends who also have the demo version.
14w ago - Blizzard Entertainment Game Director Josh Mosqueira announced that Diablo III PS3 is officially out today on PlayStation 3 with exclusive items as detailed below.
To quote: Greetings from Sanctuary! Our devilish team of developers has poured blood, sweat, and hellfire into bringing our epic action-RPG to consoles.
While the reviews are still coming in, we've been excited to see that the critics are loving Diablo III on PS3.
I hope that you'll love it too. You can pick the game up on Blu-ray disc starting today or save some gas money by downloading a digital copy from PlayStation Store. Either way, you'll be primed for countless hours of fun with one of the most action-packed adventures around.
Don't forget about the five PS3 -exclusive in-game bonus items you'll score:
• "The Hero's Journey" - A Legendary shoulder item that includes a Journey style scarf
• "Drake's Amulet" - A Legendary amulet that bears a striking resemblance to the ring that Drake wears around his neck in Uncharted
• "Leoric's Gauntlets" - These Legendary gloves summon a ghostly skeleton to fight for you
• "Crimson Angelic Wings" - all forth a set of red Angelic Wings
• "Leah's Ring" - A Legendary ring that provides bonuses...
23w ago - Blizzard Entertainment Lead Designer Jason Bender proclaimed today that Diablo III on PlayStation 3 is hand-crafted for video game consoles.
He stated the following, to quote: I just got back from E3, where we had a good showing of the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo III and announced some cool PS3-exclusive items for the game.
The excitement and energy of the show reminded me of a time when people actually left the house to play videogames. Yes, I'm talking about arcades: magical places filled with vibrant colors, flashing lights, and the never-ending clink-clink-clink of tokens cascading out of a change machine.
There you could find the latest and greatest games--and people to play them with. Arcades were a uniquely social experience. You could hang out and have fun with friends, or you could make new ones while bonding over joysticks.
When we decided to bring Diablo III to console platforms, we wanted our four-player co-op to allow for the same spirit of fun that thrived in arcades. Our game had to allow for equal parts teamwork and trash talking, sweaty-palmed intensity and lighthearted mass destruction.