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Blizzard Hiring for Diablo 3 Console Version?

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A Blizzard job listing is looking for a senior producer for the Diablo 3 team, specifically for consoles.

Based on a job listing on Gamasutra, it appears that the console version of Diablo 3 has received a green light from Activision Blizzard. The news arrives just after Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime said last week that the company was investigating the possibility of Diablo 3 for consoles "to see if that made sense."

According to the job listing, Blizzard is looking for a full-time senior producer for the Diablo 3 console team. "Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communications and project management skills for the Diablo team," the description reads. "The ideal candidate has prior experience in console game development and has a keen knowledge of how each discipline operates and interacts. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions."

"The candidate must be fully committed to seeing projects through from inception to completion, and delivering games on time with the highest quality," the job description added.

Qualified applicants must have four years of experience in the gaming industry, at least one AAA console title published while in a senior producer position, knowledge of software development processes, project management, and performance management, and many other requirements. Oh, and Blizzard hopefuls must have a passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment titles.

The idea of Diablo 3 for consoles has been around for several months, but this is the first solid evidence of the project taking shape. Blizzard initially mentioned the console version back in November 2010, telling the Diablo 3 community that the company was exploring "a Diablo-related concept for consoles."

Earlier this week Blizzard VP Rob Pardo said that the company's goal was to push Diablo 3 out to retail shelves by the end of 2011. However the company didn't have a problem delaying the game's release in order to "get it right." But with console development now out in the open, will Blizzard release Diablo 3 on all platforms at once, or will the PC/Mac version hit retail shelves first? Another question that comes to mind is this: will Diablo 3 be cross-platform?

As of this writing, Blizzard has not released a statement in regards to the job listing.

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    wikiwikiwhat , February 18, 2011 5:46 PM
    I'm a console player and I don't want this on consoles.
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    amk09 , February 18, 2011 5:46 PM
    I just wish they would come out with new consoles already, not this gay kinect/move crap.

    Make new consoles with 5870 level graphics and 4GB of RAM or more, and we won't loathe console ports so much.

    Instead we have developers catering to the shitty console graphics with 256MB RAM. COME ON SONY/MICROSOFT, YOU ARE KILLING OUR PC GAMES.
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    wikiwikiwhat , February 18, 2011 5:46 PM
    I'm a console player and I don't want this on consoles.
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    grillz9909 , February 18, 2011 6:01 PM
    amk09I just wish they would come out with new consoles already, not this gay kinect/move crap.Make new consoles with 5870 level graphics and 4GB of RAM or more, and we won't loathe console ports so much. Instead we have developers catering to the shitty console graphics with 256MB RAM. COME ON SONY/MICROSOFT, YOU ARE KILLING OUR PC GAMES.


    The problem is that a system with those specs is going to cost a lot more than the already expensive $300-$400 consoles. Add peripherals and you may as well just buy a pc.
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    robochump , February 18, 2011 6:03 PM
    Consoles gaming is #1, you can thank pirated games on PC platforms for that. :-P
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    randyzie , February 18, 2011 6:06 PM
    grillz9909The problem is that a system with those specs is going to cost a lot more than the already expensive $300-$400 consoles. Add peripherals and you may as well just buy a pc.

    You can build a budget rig that can run games on high for 500$ What about peripherals? I think it's stupid for them to start going into consoles again, especially with a die hard fan base like diablo on the pc (and yes I've played the ps diablo). It WONT live up to the pc games, and possibly flop giving them a bad rep(flop in the sense it won't be a good game, but since it has blizzard logo it WILL sell). Leave consoles alone blizzard, if you have to go into them, use a new IP, please.
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    randyzie , February 18, 2011 6:09 PM
    robochumpConsoles gaming is #1, you can thank pirated games on PC platforms for that. :-P

    lmfao, you're serious right? right?...Consoles sell more because they're retard proof...You plug the cord in and put a disk in, it's ancient tech that is all identical, no variation between the consoles and easy to port back and forth, that's why they're popular. If a parent wants to get a birthday gift, they get them a console cause they are so simple.
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    gtx285fanboy , February 18, 2011 6:14 PM
    ill do it
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    Netherscourge , February 18, 2011 6:15 PM
    Developers make more money on console games vs. PC games.

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    dauthus , February 18, 2011 6:25 PM
    Does anyone remember the epic failure port of Diablo 1 on playstation?
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2011 6:31 PM
    Diablo 3 will be the most popular game, if there is crossplay.
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    tommysch , February 18, 2011 6:36 PM
    Quote:
    it appears that the console version of Diablo 3 has received a green light from Activision Blizzard.


    Anything to milk an IP to the bone will be approved by Sith Lord Kotick.
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    joelmartinez , February 18, 2011 6:44 PM
    go to h*ll console gamers, d*mmit I get so pissed off when these hoards of teenagers ruin our experience by making the console market so bloated.

    To all Teenagers: start playing games on your PC
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    theshonen8899 , February 18, 2011 6:51 PM
    What next, WoW on consoles? Starcraft returning to consoles? When are people going to learn that no matter how mouthwatering the profits may be, some games are just not meant to be played with a controller.
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    EnderWiggin , February 18, 2011 7:07 PM
    robochumpConsoles gaming is #1, you can thank pirated games on PC platforms for that. :-P

    Nope, I thank stupid product managers; console games are pirated just as much...
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    borisof007 , February 18, 2011 7:27 PM
    Diablo 3, if released on a console, will either be a 360/ps3 release w/online but not pc-console shared online

    OR

    a ps3 or 360 exclusive, with online, but still not shared online community.
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    frozentundra123456 , February 18, 2011 8:41 PM
    Well it had to happen. Blizzard sold out to consoles too. Maybe Activision had a lot to do with this. Look what they did to Call of Duty.

    Hopefully the PC version will be good anyway, since it was developed first for that platform.
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    kslghost , February 18, 2011 9:19 PM
    This is apparently NON-NEWS as this job posting has been unfilled since November. It was simply cross-posted at another job site, and the outlets took that as a reason to make a headline and attempted news story out of it.

    This is from Nov. 15, 2010. diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/diablo-3-console-news-from-blizzard/
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    christop , February 18, 2011 10:05 PM
    it better be super killer to take this long to release.
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    plznote , February 18, 2011 10:27 PM
    NO!
    Blizzard was the only PC-exclusive developer!
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    scook9 , February 18, 2011 10:47 PM
    I think they are really holding up the release because they know that Diablo 3 will destroy their cash cow of WoW
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