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Diablo 3: Cross-Platform Play and Seasonal Rewards Impossible for Consoles
Cross-Platform support for Diablo 3 between the Xbox and PlayStation platforms will never happen, Blizzard has confirmed.
Speaking with Gamespot, the game’s lead designer Kevin Martens said that allowing players on both sides to play with each other is an impossibility right now due to the nature of each platform’s infrastructure.
“We didn’t build it that way, so the two ecosystems are closed. I’m trying to give you the most definitive, least PR answer there is, and that is no, we can’t do that. What the Xbox and PlayStation networks do is different than what Battle.net does.”
Unfortunately the different “ecosystems” also means that the consoles will not receive the Seasons content that is available on the PC version since Patch 2.1 and allows players to earn special exclusive rewards upon leveling a character in the limited time.
“Seasons requires always online, and that’s one of the major differences in the ecosystems there,” Martens said. “For seasonal conquests and things to be what they are, everyone has to be playing on the same leveled field. That’s a great example for something that doesn’t work for consoles.”
If you’re interested in knowing more about the Season 2 changes Blizzard is bringing for Diablo 3, head over here. It also mentions the exclusive season content and rewards players will be receiving.