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Blizzcon: Reaper of Souls to have Exclusive New Content for PS4

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According to Blizzard, the ‘Ultimate Evil’ edition of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls will have some content exclusive to that particular platform. Some of these actually sound kind of cool.

According to Matthew Berger, Senior Level Designer for the game, the PS4 version will run at 60 FPS on a 1080p resolution. The two main features that he talked about which were going to be exclusive to PS4 are the Player Gifts and Avenger Kills.

In Player Gifts, you are able to automatically gift a rare or legendary level item to a friend whenever you get a legendary drop. For example, if you kill a monster and it drops a Legendary, there will be a special animation and a gift will pop off that item called ‘Gift for XXX’. You can pick it up and send it off to XXX and he’ll get a Rare or Legendary drop.

I was more intrigued by the Avenger Kills, though. In this feature, suppose you die to a random monster. There will be a chance that monster levels up, and steps into a portal. Then that monster will port into the game of a random person on your friends list and target him.

When that person logs into a game, the skies will darken and the player will get the warning that ‘XXX’s Bane’ is targeting him.

If the monster succeeds in killing this new player, it will level up again and step off to kill another friend. In this way, there is the possibility that a measly little mob can become an unstoppable juggernaut, systematically eliminating everyone on your friends list before disappearing.

If someone does manages to kill it, he and the person who was killed by it last will get a piece of special loot.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil edition does not have an announced release date on PS4, but Blizzard says it expects the console version to lag behind the PC release of the expansion.