Diablo III on PS4 and Xbox One Will Receive the Same Treatment as PC After Release
In a post on Playstation blog, the production director at Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that the console version of the game will be getting the same treatment as the PC build, and will be supported with patches after its release.
The confirmation came after fans got disappointed and started to cancel their pre-orders when they knew about the company not being sure about post release patches.
“We’re still working out all the details regarding if and how Ultimate Evil Edition will be supported post-launch,” a Blizzard community manager said on the game’s official forums. “(e.g. will we patch the game after it ships? if yes, should we only patch to fix bugs and address critical game issues, or should we patch in new content as well? at what frequency should we patch?), so we don’t have an answer for you right now.”
Now, the fans will be happy to know that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 will be supported fully as John Hight revealed :
“One more cool piece of news for PS4 players: the next-gen console architecture makes it much easier for us to offer ongoing patch support for the PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition. This means that as we continue to patch the game on PC, we’ll now be able to roll out related patch content, as appropriate, on PS4 as well. It’ll take some additional time beyond the PC patch rollout, but we’ll get them to you as quickly as possible.”
Furthermore, The Xbox One version of the game will also be kept updated according to Xbox wire :
“When we started on this adventure, we thought we’d never be able to do updates on the console side in the same way we do with the PC. This allows us to be more responsive to our customers. Our goal is to eventually make these updates simultaneous.This kind of patching is possible now because the Xbox One is powerful enough to handle large-form patches, and can update games in the background. And with an increasing number of gamers fully connected to the Internet, Blizzard is comfortable pushing these large patches online.”
With this, fans can rest easy and pre-order the game if you haven’t already. What do you think about the news? Do you think the announcement should have come early? share your thoughts in the comments below.