Although the PS4 version of Diablo III has been confirmed some time ago, the fate of an Xbox One SKU was up in the air. Now it appears as though the game is being developed for Microsoft’s newest console, VideoGamer reports, although Blizzard cannot confirm that it will see a release.
Diablo III lead producer Alex Mayberry:
I don’t know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can’t really comment on what that contract looks like. The point is we are developing for Xbox [One] and PS4 simultaneously. We hit those major platforms and then our goal as a development team is to make them run.
We have that pipeline worked out. We’ve already done it with the 360 and PS3, so that team knows how to develop at the same time for both of those platforms. That’s just what we do. And then Blizzard and Microsoft can work out whatever they work out.
With the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition still without a release date on the PS4, it may be some time before we see any official news coming out of an Xbox One version of the game. Whether it be a technological, bureaucratic or another type of delay, something is going on at Blizzard. With the first expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, coming out tomorrow, to not see any 8th-generation console version released is quite a shame.
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