Blizzard plans Diablo III on consoles

Blizzard could potentially release its next next super-hit on console as well as PC, the firm has told MCV.

CEO Mike Morhaime said the firm has been conducting ongoing exploration into the viability of Diablo on console.

The third game in the franchise was announced in 2008 but was only confirmed for PC. Speculation has been rife since that it will also be released for 360 and PS3.

The ‘Diablo on console’ rumour had new life breathed into it last month when Blizzard posted an ad its website, looking for a senior producer with top level console experience.

Morhaime told MCV: We are looking for a couple of console developers, yes. At this stage though, it’s basically an investigation to see if it makes sense for Diablo to be a console game as well as a PC game.

"We haven’t made any decisions yet, but a lot us feel that if ever there was a Blizzard franchise that could play well as a console game, then that’s probably it.”

The comments were made in a joint interview with executive vice president of product development Frank Pearce, to be published in MCV next week.

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