is in the details. Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime brought up Diablo
for consoles at DICE late yesterday. It's a subject that's received plenty of industry chatter, but the closest we'd previously gotten to it happening (since the 1998 release of the first Diablo
for PlayStation) was a report late last year that the company was "exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles
"I think you could make an argument that a game like Diablo
might play very well on a console," the executive noted while discussing Blizzard's preference for PCs due to flexibility. "It's something that we're actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense."
He concluded that there are a "number of issues" that Blizzard would have to solve in order to bring its games over to consoles, with some of his concerns involving the ability to patch effectively and inevitably add expansions. Asked directly if he thought Diablo
would be the Blizzard game that could most easily be ported for consoles, he nodded in the affirmative.