Blizzard’s long-awaited hack and slash RPG sequel, Diablo 3, is headed to home consoles as well as the PC, the games development giants have confirmed.
Asked whether he could “confirm or deny Diablo 3 [is] coming to consoles” on the microblogging network Twitter, community manager Bashiok replied: “Yup. Josh Mosqueira is lead designer for the Diablo console project.”
Blizzard have openly discussed the possibility of bringing the revered dungeon crawler to consoles, but this is the closest yet that we’ve come to an official confirmation statement from the company, and at least confirms that the project is indeed being worked on.
Diablo 3 has been in development for many years, and has seen few development set backs that have pushed the official, loose release date back to “early 2012″. It was initially thought that the process of tailoring the game to the complex Asian markets was causing the delay, but it is now totally feasible that the development of Xbox 360 or PS3 versions are what has caused the string of release set-backs.
Diablo 3 is currently available in an invite-only beta phase on the PC.