Blizzard Say Xbox Controller for Diablo III Feels Even Better
September 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm by srfto
Blizzard Diablo III game director Jay Wilson, discusses their testing on console game pads used for Diablo III.
Jay Wilson said in an interview with PC Gamer that:
“We don’t see ourselves as a PC developer – we see ourselves as a game developer. It’s just that the games that we wanted to make suit the PC platform,”
“We don’t believe you can make a Starcraft style RTS and make it Blizzard great on a console. We do believe you could make an RTS that would be on a console, but we would have (to have) that idea, and that spark and that passion to make it.
“One of the reasons why we’re exploring the idea of a console version of Diablo 3 because we feel that the controls and the style of the game lend itself to a console. With some of our early experiments in putting a direct control scheme into the game via a 360-like analogue controller, I’ve been ‘Oh this feels even better, with direct control…”
No confirmations are made yet, whether Diablo III will be out for consoles. However, it does seem like they will be trying to see if they can port to console and try to let PC gamers use gamepads on the PC version of Diablo III.
Great news, since I can lay down and play the game on a controller pad.