Diablo 3 is setting itself up for gaming history as the widely popular franchise will be making its debut this Tuesday.
Over the course of development for Diablo 3 on consoles, all of the most recent updates and patches were made in both the PC and console version. Fans should not worry because they should be getting the most up-to-date version of Diablo 3.
In an exclusive interview with Examiner, Diablo 3 Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger took the time to talk to us about how he and his team created the "hand-built" version of Diablo 3 for consoles, and what the patch will be for the game on PS3 and Xbox 360.
"Our approach to making the console version of Diablo III was that we wanted to make an awesome console game. A lot of our initial decisions on this project, as well as divergences between the console and the PC version, were directly related to that goal. One of our design pillars is “Hand-Built for Console,” and we used that as a lens through which we adapted the game to a new ecosystem.
"In parallel, while we were hard at work with the controller, the UI, etc., the PC team was constantly updating the game based on the live environment and the feedback from our players, and they released several patches that consistently made the game even better.
"Because of the asynchronous nature of the development between the two projects, we had the luxury of inheriting those changes; everything up to patch 1.0.8 has been included in the console version of Diablo III. So you’ll find a version of monster power, the infernal machine event, brawling, and more, adapted for console as needed," Berger said.
Diablo 3 coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 will certainly be making history for the genre and the gaming industry as a whole. With the amount of PC titles that are now lined up to be coming to consoles, this first launch will no doubt set the tone for what people should expect from games like these on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Keep in mind that Diablo 3 will also be launching on PS4 sometime soon, but the development team has stated they wanted to focus on getting the current-generation versions ready to go, before they started looking at next-gen.
Diablo 3 hits this coming Tuesday, Sept. 3rd and will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3. For all of our latest exclusives, previews, reviews and features, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Game On.