[UPDATED] Diablo III Cross-Play Is “A Question of When, Not If,” According to Blizzard

A representative from Blizzard has all but confirmed that cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, and Switch is in the works for Diablo III: Eternal Collection.

on October 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Update: In a statement to DualShockers, a Blizzard representative offered an official statement on behalf of the company:

“While we love the idea of bringing our players together across platforms, we do not have any plans to implement cross-platform gameplay for Diablo at this time.”

Original story follows:


Speaking to Business Insider, a representative from Blizzard Entertainment said that cross-play is, “a question of when, not if.” It’s important to note that this is not an official announcement, nor is the PC version of the game mentioned in the original article. Blizzard has only made it clear that they’re working with both Microsoft and Sony to enable cross-play between the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III and other platforms.

Back in late September, Sony backtracked on their initial stance on cross-play between Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, to the dismay of many PlayStation gamers. Shawn Layden recently spoke about the company’s decision via the PlayStation Blogcast giving players some insight into the whole situation. The quick turnaround was surprising, considering one of Sony’s first responses to outrage back in early September the company’s chief executive, Kenichiro Yoshida, said that they believed PS4 to be “the best place to play.”

But hey, it’s here, it’s being worked on, and we can all rest a bit easier knowing we’ll be able to play all sorts of different games with our friends. Diablo III: Eternal Collection will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 2.

 

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Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.