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Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death

The Diablo III Website shows off a trailer from BlizzCon 2011, where the developers at Blizzard discuss the nightmare difficulty in Diablo III, their upcoming action/RPG sequel. In the clip artists Kevin K. Griffith, Nate Bowden, Nick Eberle, and Richie Marella reassure players of the challenge this will represent, which is reflected in the video's title: "Diablo III -- You Will Die. We Promise."

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43. Re: Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death Feb 10, 2012, 22:34 Dev
 
Yifes wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 21:57:
It is about connectivity. The more ubiquitous high-speed internet becomes, the less reason to keep your games fully offline. We're seeing it with the current PC games. We're seeing it with the growth of casual online games. We're even seeing it with the current console generation, with single player games like Demon's Souls. I don't know what kind of future you imagine, but we're going to be MORE connected, not less.
I agree, and I never said anything about fully offline. I'm talking offline single player. There's a big difference between loading a game with optional connectivity features and REQUIRING an ALWAYS on constantly authenticating internet connection for DRM for single player mode that goes nuts if if a couple seconds go by without internet. Thats the ubi style, the d3 style is just not at all going to allow any offline access.

What I imagine is games offering more and more features connecting to facebook, youtube, etc (more of the type of stuff seen in spore, more connectivity in steam) making it easier and easier to share your game experience. I'm thinking more people will WANT to be online so as to use those features. But what if the player isn't online? Will the single player mode of the game still work? In the case of D3, the answer is no.
 
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