Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One to get 1080p support and all PC patches

The upcoming Xbox One version of Blizzard's hit fantasy action-RPG Diablo III will support 1080p screen resolutions via a "Day One" patch, and the game will also get the same post-launch patches that will be released for the current PC version.

The game, due out on August 19th with the rather long and dark title Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, will contain all of the content in the original PC game plus everything in the recent expansion pack Reaper of Souls. Blizzard released Diablo III for the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles in 2013, but those players can transfer their save games to the Xbox One version so they can experience all of the new Reaper of Souls content.

The biggest news is that after the Xbox One version hit store shelves, it will get all of the patches that Blizzard will release for the PC version of the game from now on, starting with the 2.1 patch that was just launched for the PC port. In an article on Xbox Wire, Microsoft says this kind of post-release patch support is possible on the Xbox One due to its high end hardware and its ability to patch games in the background.

John Hight, production director for Diablo III. is quoted as saying, "When we started on this adventure, we thought we'd never be able to do updates on the console side in the same way we do with the PC. This allows us to be more responsive to our customers. Our goal is to eventually make these updates simultaneous." It sounds like the Xbox 360 port of the Ultimate Evil Edition won't be so lucky, however.

Are you looking forward to playing Diablo III on the Xbox One, especially since post-release patches will be made available soon after the PC versions are made?

Source: Xbox Wire

John Callaham