Blizzard COO John Sams stated last year
that "the major manufacturers," presumably Microsoft and Sony, had made "some pretty compelling arguments" for a console version of Diablo 3
. It would seem said arguments have (tentatively) borne fruit. The studio has posted three new console positions for the Diablo 3
team, namely a lead designer
, lead programmer
and senior producer
. Console gamers shouldn't be jumping for joy just yet though, as a post on the Diablo 3 community site
makes it clear that Blizzard is only "exploring a Diablo
-related concept for consoles."
The post goes on to say that Blizzard believes that "with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we're interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project." It adds that the positions should not be considered an official console announcement; furthermore, the possibility of a console version will not "delay or affect the release" of the PC and Mac versions.
If we might make a compelling argument of our own: We want it