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Rath said:
They need to port Diablo (the original game) to the DS =D

But actually on topic, I think they'll do a Valve. Blizzard won't want to port it but Activision will, as such a third tier Activision team will do the port. The PC version will be the superior version.

 While this is possible, I doubt it will happen. Blizzard hasn't outsorced a port to a console since Starcraft. I think they got tired of the shitty releases of their great games. Consequently I can't imagine they would be excited to have their game ported by some third string developer, and Blizzard will have the final say on whether or not it is ported.



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shio said:
akuma587 said:
It's a 50/50 shot if you ask me. Blizzard has put Diablo on a console before, and now with pressure from Activision (pretty big money whore), it wouldn't surprise me one bit. I really don't think it would compromise the game too much since it doesn't look like it will need ridiculously high specs.

Blizzard never ported a to consoles. The porting was always outsourced.

One of Vivendi's concerns was to keep Blizzard through independent management after the merge, and Activision assured Blizzard would continue to function the same as always.

Activision's main reason for the merge with Vivendi was to stregthen their PC support, since Vivendi possessed 2 of the most recognized names of the PC gaming industry: Blizzard and Sierra. Actually, Activision also stated that the only thing they want from Blizzard is to release atleast 1 Big Title every year.

Gnizmo said:
Do not over-estimate the control Activision has over Blizzard. Remember that at the end of the day it was Activision that got bought by Vivendi. Blizzard has always been very autonomous in the past, and will continue to be so in the future. When you put out gigantic blockbusters like WoW every few years and earn your owners a few billion dollars then you get a lot of say in how you are managed. It will all depend on what Blizzard wants to do with the game. If there is a port, it will be done by someone else and probably not be very good.

It was Vivendi that bought part of Activision, and holds the majority ownership of Activision Blizzard. Vivendi is 10 times bigger than Activision, and owns several TV Channels, part of NBC, part of Universal Studios, part of Universal Music Group, etc...

I have no doubt that Blizzard will keep doing things like they've always done.

 

doesn't vivendi also own a cell phone service in france and rake in a few billion from that also?



FRcwbys21 said:
shio said:
akuma587 said:
It's a 50/50 shot if you ask me. Blizzard has put Diablo on a console before, and now with pressure from Activision (pretty big money whore), it wouldn't surprise me one bit. I really don't think it would compromise the game too much since it doesn't look like it will need ridiculously high specs.

Blizzard never ported a to consoles. The porting was always outsourced.

One of Vivendi's concerns was to keep Blizzard through independent management after the merge, and Activision assured Blizzard would continue to function the same as always.

Activision's main reason for the merge with Vivendi was to stregthen their PC support, since Vivendi possessed 2 of the most recognized names of the PC gaming industry: Blizzard and Sierra. Actually, Activision also stated that the only thing they want from Blizzard is to release atleast 1 Big Title every year.

Gnizmo said:
Do not over-estimate the control Activision has over Blizzard. Remember that at the end of the day it was Activision that got bought by Vivendi. Blizzard has always been very autonomous in the past, and will continue to be so in the future. When you put out gigantic blockbusters like WoW every few years and earn your owners a few billion dollars then you get a lot of say in how you are managed. It will all depend on what Blizzard wants to do with the game. If there is a port, it will be done by someone else and probably not be very good.

It was Vivendi that bought part of Activision, and holds the majority ownership of Activision Blizzard. Vivendi is 10 times bigger than Activision, and owns several TV Channels, part of NBC, part of Universal Studios, part of Universal Music Group, etc...

I have no doubt that Blizzard will keep doing things like they've always done.

 

doesn't vivendi also own a cell phone service in france and rake in a few billion from that also?

yes, SFR.

 



With the way that the PS3 can download patches for the games (I think 360 can do it too but I'm not sure. I don't own one), I'm sure that any flaws there are can and will be resolved. I'd love to see it on the ps3, I might even get myself a mouse and a keyboard for it if it comes out on there.



Out of all the releases that Blizzard has done in the last 10 years I can't think of one that has gone to consoles. I highly doubt that blizzard will alter this strategy, as they have no reason to. As their games sell by the truckload anyway. They'd only make a shift to consoles if their pc business floundered and considering they're the biggest single pc games developer in the world I don't think they're in danger of that.



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FaRmLaNd said:
Out of all the releases that Blizzard has done in the last 10 years I can't think of one that has gone to consoles. I highly doubt that blizzard will alter this strategy, as they have no reason to. As their games sell by the truckload anyway. They'd only make a shift to consoles if their pc business floundered and considering they're the biggest single pc games developer in the world I don't think they're in danger of that.

 

Didn't they release Diablo for the Playstation or did someone else do that? Also, I haven't played Diablo online for years, I thought those games were free online anyways. Sorry. just kind of confused myself a little.



axumblade said:
FaRmLaNd said:
Out of all the releases that Blizzard has done in the last 10 years I can't think of one that has gone to consoles. I highly doubt that blizzard will alter this strategy, as they have no reason to. As their games sell by the truckload anyway. They'd only make a shift to consoles if their pc business floundered and considering they're the biggest single pc games developer in the world I don't think they're in danger of that.

 

Didn't they release Diablo for the Playstation or did someone else do that? Also, I haven't played Diablo online for years, I thought those games were free online anyways. Sorry. just kind of confused myself a little.

Diablo and Starcraft were released on consoles but the porting was outsourced, so Blizzard had nothing to do with with the ports. And yes, Diablo has free online and it's integrated into Battle.net.

 

Another thing to consider is Battle.net, which would be almost impossible to be developed on consoles and there's no Blizzard games on consoles that support Battle.net. Furthermore, the next major overhaul of Battle.net will feature an optional subscription, and we know how Blizzard feels with how console manufacturers want a piece of subscriptions' money.



I don't wanna to see Diablo in consoles it's just like seeing myself playin next Zelda in the XBOX360 Hell NO I don't wanna even think about it no noway.