Diablo III coming to consoles?

When asked a couple of years ago if Blizzard would bring Diablo III to consoles, lead designer Jay Wilson said the company didn’t have any plans. Twenty-nine months and millions of consoles sold later, it appears that things have changed. According to the Diablo III community site, Blizzard is looking into bringing the wildly popular action RPG to presumably the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.

However, there is a disclaimer: this is not an announcement of a console version for Diablo III. Blizzard said it is developing the game primarily for Windows and Mac computers.

Considering that Diablo III is expected to arrive in the “next few years” on Windows and Mac, there’s no point getting too excited over a possible console version, which is likely to be released at a much later date. Nevertheless, it’s reassuring to know that a console edition is being mulled over.

Make it happen, Blizzard.