Blizzard has once said that Diablo III’s Seasons feature can’t be fit into consoles, but now they are re-thinking and they might add it eventually. For those of you who aren’t really familiar with it, Diablo III’s Seasons feature is some-what similar to Diablo II’s Ladders.
The main reason Blizzard said Seasons couldn’t be done on consoles in the first place, was because it requires an online connection. Now, Senior Game Producer, Rob Foote, revealed in a recent interview that, even if Seasons require an online connection, it’s not all about the leaderboards but the experience itself. Thus, Blizzard is currently in the state of re-evaluation of that decision.
“The initial feeling was with consoles, because of the way it’s set up, it can’t support leaderboards and the online community isn’t the same – there’s a lot more playing with friends on a couch rather than in a general community – but it is something we recognise that a lot of players have given us the feedback in the last year. Sometimes Seasons aren’t really about the leaderboard, but having a fresh start, experiencing the game again and feeling like you’re part of a larger community than yourself where the excitement around Diablo is there. So I think maybe that’s something we need to re-evaluate again. We’ll probably go back and revisit that decision.” Foote said.
Diablo III is a great game, and it’s doing great on consoles too, so if they decide to implement this feature, it will be such a happy day for Diablo fans.