No Cross-Play or Battle.net Support for Diablo III on PlayStation - NewsJake Weston, posted on 26 February 2013 / 1,579 Views
Blizzard shocked, well, some people last week when they revealed that Diablo III would be coming to the PlayStation 3 and the newly announced PlayStation 4, and caused minor controversy when it was revealed that the console versions of the game would allow for offline play (a feature that the PC version does not have). However, it looks like Sony fans may have their own qualms, as Blizzard has announced that the PlayStation versions of Diablo III will not feature cross-play with its PC counterpart.
"While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support)." said Blizzard community manager "Vaeflare" in response to queries on the Battle.net forums. "As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and PlayStation account will also remain separate."
Blizzard also elaborated on the prospect of controller support for the PC version and mouse/keyboard support for the PlayStation versions, stating that "don't have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards."
Well, shucks. That's mildly inconvenient.
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