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No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play

A post to the Diablo III forums by Blizzard community manager Vaeflare confirms presumptions that the recently announced version of Diablo III for the recently announced PlayStation 4 will not have any sort of cross-platform operability with the Windows edition of the action/RPG sequel:

While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support). As a result, the characters on your account and PlayStation account will also remain separate.

In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC, we donít have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards.

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29. Re: No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play Feb 26, 2013, 09:38 KS
ExGemini wrote on Feb 25, 2013, 20:28:
killer_roach wrote on Feb 25, 2013, 20:26:
PHJF wrote on Feb 25, 2013, 20:13:
Heaven knows Acti-Blizzard don't have the kind of resources Valve was able to muster in making Portal 2 function across platforms...

Most console games don't cross-play with PC because they're designed with the 360 in mind, and Microsoft doesn't let anyone in and out of their walled garden (without paying for the privilege, and that's one way only). No such restriction on the PS3.

If anything, this might be a case where PC-console cross-platform play got scuttled from the PC end. After all, Blizzard doesn't want anything getting into their precious...

Also do not forget that they cannot balance out the game with a pad on console and the game on a pc with keyboard, mouse, macro and all the rest.
There will be a gazilion people crying cause the pc guys do better and all.

This is impetus to disallow keyboards even on consoles -- suppose a handful use them, and destroy the controller-bound hoi polloi, who give up and go away reporting how terrible the game is. You would need segregated battlegrounds even on the same box, from a corporate strategy point of view.
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