In an interesting turn of events, Blizzard has said that they shouldn’t be called PC developers because that’s wrong. They are just a studio that develop games irrespective of the platform. They also said that controller will be more beneficial for Diablo 3.
Diablo 3’s game director certainly believes it makes a difference, and he mentioned why he thinks that way.
“We don’t see ourselves as a PC developer – we see ourselves as a game developer. It’s just that the games that we wanted to make suit the PC platform. We don’t believe you can make a Starcraft style RTS and make it Blizzard great on a console. We do believe you could make an RTS that would be on a console, but we would have (to have) that idea, and that spark and that passion to make it,” said Jay Wilson, game director Blizzard to PC Gamer.
“One of the reasons why we’re exploring the idea of a console version of Diablo 3 because we feel that the controls and the style of the game lend itself to a console. With some of our early experiments in putting a direct control scheme into the game via a 360-like analogue controller, I’ve been ‘Oh this feels even better, with direct control,” he added.
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