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Diablo III cross-play may be in the works

Diablo III is an incredibly popular action game which relies on higher difficulty levels and loot drops to keep players hooked. The title is available on numerous platforms like Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and it's coming to Nintendo Switch soon.

Cross-play is a growing trend in the gaming industry, and a lot of games nowadays support it. Now that even Sony has committed to opening up its PlayStation platform, it seems like other titles may also make use of the service.

Speaking with Business Insider, Blizzard Entertainment said the following. It looks like the developer wants to enable cross-play between all platforms for Diablo III in the future. Soon you may be able to defeat the Legions of Hell with your friends on other consoles. Keep in mind that these aren't definitive plans.

"It's a question of when, not if," a Blizzard Entertainment representative told Business Insider during a gameplay demo of "Diablo 3" on Nintendo Switch this week. Though there's nothing official to announce just yet, the folks behind "Diablo 3" are actively working with partners at Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-console play with "Diablo 3" on Switch.

Hopefully Blizzard can convince Sony to allow cross-play for Diablo III as well. Right now only Fortnite has the ability to play with consoles like the Xbox One. We reached out to Blizzard for comment and the team issued the following statement.

While we love the idea of bringing our players together across platforms, we do not have any plans to implement cross-platform gameplay for Diablo at this time.

If cross-play does happen, it'll be down the line. The feature may end up making its way to a sequel instead.

Diablo III launched many years ago and, just like other Blizzard titles, receives exemplary post-launch support. The title is the latest entry in the legendary franchise which pits traveling demon hunters against the treacherous Diablo and other villains.

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5 Comments
  • I'd love to see controller support added to PC version like it is on Xbox.
  • Or keyboard and mouse support on Xbox.
  • I would love to see consoles and PC as one game. At least with friends. Hopefully that will happen with whatever comes next for Diablo franchise. Unfortunately I do not see them going UWP any time soon. Maybe in 5-10 years. :P
  • Does PC version has a dodge key?
    I think this particular cross-play only stays between consoles.
    Unless they turn the Xbox version into a XPA like Marvels vs Capcom.
  • The title should have been "CONSOLE-cross-play". PC was not included here.