With BlizzCon just a short couple of weeks away, it seems that this kind of news that you’d imagine would wait for BlizzCon 2018. However, that’s not the case, and Blizzard has since confirmed that console players will get to play together.
With the upcoming release on Nintendo Switch landing here rather soon, as we reported early last month. In addition to its six other platforms its available on, the Nintendo Switch will be the seventh in total that can play Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition. Luckily for fans, it seems that Blizzard isn’t scared to take advantage of Sony having torn their cross-play barriers and has since decided to open up an entirely new player base for Diablo III.
In a report from Business Insider, Blizzard Entertainment has stated that cross-platform play is indeed in the works with a subtle hint, “It’s a question of when, not if.” While the statement does seem vague, there’s a likely chance that we could see consoles getting their very own version of Battle.net in order to play games together.
This approach opens up the idea of seeing a broader player base for games like Overwatch and Hearthstone as Blizzard would be able to allow their fans to go into online dedicated servers and play together. While this is seemingly already built into the backbone of both Overwatch and Diablo III, there’s still a lot going on and it seems that developers are ready for a healthy and competitive market for who can make the best cross-platform title.
While there is no official announcement quite yet, the teams behind Diablo III are working with both Sony and Microsoft in order to enable cross-platform play for the console versions of Diablo III.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 2, 2018.
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