Blizzard is continuing to tease the possibility of launching Diablo 3 on consoles like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, saying that it already has builds of the game running on such devices, although it's yet to actually start working on such a project.
came out for the PC and Mac platforms back in May of this year, but it was also rumored for consoles like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
, with Blizzard Entertainment teasing the possibility of launching the dungeon crawling RPG onto such devices on several occasions.
Now, Blizzard's Chief Creative Officer, Rob Pardo, has talked with Polygon
once more about the chances of seeing Diablo 3 on consoles, confirming that playable builds are being tested by the studio.
"We're still kind of exploring it," Pardo said. "We've got builds up and running on it. We're hoping to get it far enough along where we can make it an official project, but we're not quite ready to release stuff about it, but it's looking pretty cool."
Jay Wilson, the lead designer of Diablo 3, also emphasized the fact that Blizzard is exploring console adaptations of Diablo 3 but, at the same time, the team is also working on expanding the current PC and Mac versions of the dungeon crawling RPG.
"The whole team is essentially working on the next big Diablo thing," Wilson said. "A lot of that stuff will show up next year at some point."
Blizzard admitted some time ago that among its different franchises, from StarCraft to World of Warcraft, Diablo would make the most sense on consoles due to its simpler game mechanics that work well on controllers, but declined to outright confirm whether work on PS3 or Xbox 360 adaptations of Diablo 3 was underway.
As of yet, the studio is still working on the long-awaited patch 1.1 for Diablo 3, which should finally bring a Player-versus-Player mode to the game, as well as on an expansion
that was confirmed earlier this year.