It seems like an odd way to announce a new(-ish) game, but while answering questions with fans over Twitter, Blizzard community manager Micah Whipple confirmed that the company’s highly anticipated hack and slash is indeed making it’s way to consoles.
Thanks to months of credible rumors and job postings from Blizzard themselves, the console version of Diablo III was probably the worst kept secret in the gaming industry anyway, but still, announcing the game in such a low-key manner seems uncharacteristic of Blizzard. Whipple didn’t divulge any major details about the upcoming game, which, despite what Best Buy says, still doesn’t have an official release date.
No details regarding which console Diablo III would be appearing on are available yet, but I think it’s pretty safe to assume that it’ll get a multi-platform release whenever it comes out. While PC fanboys will probably once again get irrationally butt hurt or defensive about that announcement (and hey, I plan to get the game on PC myself,) you can’t really complain about more people getting the chance to play a great game, can you? This isn’t Diablo’s first appearance on a console either; the original game was ported to the PS1 way back in 1998.