Diablo 3 to miss PS4 launch line up, release pushed to 2014
The PS4 version of Diablo 3 has had its release date pushed back to 2014.
Despite being announced alongside Sony’s next-gen console at its February unveiling, the team at Blizzard working on the console ports of last year’s PC smash-hit (which is also heading to the PlayStation 3 and is expected to land on the Xbox One too) have only just recieved the PlayStation 4 development kits needed to produce the game.
“The Diablo 3 team has actually just received the new PS4 development kits so the translation for that platform is yet to be done,” Diablo Fans reported as part of a summary of a lengthy interview with Blizzard’s Josh Mosqueira, Travis Day and Wyatt Cheng.
“Diablo 3 will not be a launch date title for the PS4. It will come in 2014.”
Those hoping to have the dungeon-crawler christen their new PlayStation console at the machine’s November/ Autumn release will have to wait a little longer then.
Though a PS3 version is said to be coming along nicely, Blizzard are keen to add PS4-specific features to the next-gen release, including integration with the Dual Shock 4 controller’s touchpad and Share button.
As for expansion packs, Blizzard have also revealed that simultaneous launches across platforms is unlikely, with content instead set to be tailored to each individual platform.