Diablo 3 Team “Excited” About PlayStation 4’s Horsepower and Social Features
Designer Jonny Ebbert also alludes to Reaper of Souls possibly coming to PS3 and Xbox 360.
Blizzard Entertainment has seen some phenomenal sales for Diablo 3 across all platforms, including the Xbox 360 and PS3 which it recently launched on this year. It will also be releasing on the PlayStation 4 next year, and as Blizzard designer Jonny Ebbert stated to VG247, the team is looking forward to the power that the console provides.
“Right now we’re focusing all our energy on PlayStation 4. It’s a really exciting platform, Sony’s been a great partner to us, and we are really excited about the horsepower it provides and the social features that it opens up. So we’re putting all our energy there, trying to get that version of the game to our standards, which I like to think are really high.
“Once we do that, we will look at current-gen and we’ll be able to make a decision [about] is it possible to get all this functionality back onto current-gen. We have a lot more power on the PlayStation 4, we have a lot more features we can capitalize on. Once you get used to that, sometimes it can be hard to kinda port it back to something that has significantly less processing power. We’re gonna look at it, and do the best we can.”
Ebbert could be referring to the upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion, which is currently due only for the PC and PS4, and bringing it on to current gen versions. This expansion will be packaged with Diablo 3 as the Ultimate Evil Edition and release in 2014.