Diablo III Ultimate Edition
Will Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Be The Best Diablo Yet?
Is the Diablo Franchise really suited for console players?
Blizzard seem to think so. Happy with the reception Diablo III received on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 combined sales (along with the PC version) have topped 14 million units during the game’s lifetime.
So happy are they, in fact, that Diablo III is set to appear on the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2014 as the ‘Ultimate Evil Edition’ which will include the full game and the Reaper of Souls expansion.
Announced last month the game looks fantastic and is set to feature a few additional tweaks set to appear in Reaper of Souls such as new level caps, new artisans and characters, new weapons and armour, and more.
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2014 looks set to be an interesting year for the console RPG with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also set to open up new worlds for gamers to explore. Throw in DC Universe Online, The Elder Scrolls Online and more and the genre looks set to take over.
So why has it taken so long for console MMOs to come into their own?
It’s not through want of trying. Ambitious developers have been trying to bring MMOs to consoles for more than a decade (think back to Phantasy Star Online in 2001 that required dial-up internet to play).
But while the internet has gotten faster and more stable in large areas of the UK there’s still little doubt that the PC has been the true home of the MMO.
That’s set to change with the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though. With the latest batch of consoles more PC-like than ever before a number of developers feel more at ease in creating huge open worlds.
The MMO philosophy can also be seen in a number of games set for release such as Destiny, where players can jump in and out of games with the developers Bungie saying large portions of the game will be ‘alive’ and totally unscripted.
Diablo III though already has the benefit of being an established and popular RPG with elements of a MMO whose legend is still being cemented in the console community.
The PlayStation 4 version is rumoured to use the TouchPad and the Share button found on the console’s controller, though how they’ll be utilised is still a mystery.
Add in a new crusader class making its first appearance in Reaper of Souls and gamers will have loads of content to explore and keep them entertained when Diablo III finally hits the shelves.
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