Diablo III Cross-Play is a 'Question of When, Not If'

Diablo III Cross-Play is a 'Question of When, Not If' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 November 2018 / 2,587 Views

A representative from Blizzard Entertainment has revealed to Business Insider that cross-play for Diablo III is a "question of when, not if." Cross-play has become more popular recently with games like Fortnite, Minecraft and Rocket League.

Blizzard is currently working with Microsoft and Sony to enable cross-console play with Diablo III on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game will launch on the Nintendo Switch next month and is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.

Diablo III Eternal Collection will launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 2 for $59.99.


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

Mnementh (on 12 October 2018)

And I see no reason why not. Crossplay should be the standard for online multiplayer games going forward, if not strong technical or gameplay reasons stand against it.


Mnementh (on 12 October 2018)

LOL. Simply stating that games should have more features earns downvotes. Someone really doesn't like features. :-)


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Mr.GameCrazy (on 12 October 2018)

Features are bad, mkay!? XD


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Mr.GameCrazy (on 12 October 2018)

Crossplay is a great feature imo. I hope more games support it.


Bandorr (on 13 October 2018)

https://www.dualshockers.com/diablo-iii-cross-play/ “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.” So that seemed to change very quickly.


John2290 (on 12 October 2018)

This along with Boarderlands 2 VR and other co-op games are some of the few I can think of where Cross play would be a positive for me. I'd still like an option to turn off certain platforms individually and regions by platform, however.


HintHRO (on 12 October 2018)

Ok, so when?


KLAMarine (on 12 October 2018)

Do it!


Ganoncrotch (on 12 October 2018)

Sounds positive, nice with a game like this, give the PS4/x1 users an injection of new players and the switch version comes with a install base of people to play with in day one


Azzanation (on 12 October 2018)

Hopefully they make all versions cross play but ill be happy with at least PC and Switch users.


Zkuq (on 12 October 2018)

Sometimes (well, actually really often) downvotes truly baffle me.


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Azzanation (on 13 October 2018)

Its something you expect if you don't follow the herd on here.


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Zkuq (on 13 October 2018)

I know, but I honestly have trouble seeing what was so 'controversial' about what you said. ??? Some people...


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