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[Event Coverage] Blizzcon 2013 & Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Interview with Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger
Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular Blizzcon wrapped last weekend. During the con, attendees had a chance to play upcoming games, as well as the Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls on the PlayStation 4 system. Representatives from Sony were on hand to showcase the upcoming port of Diablo 3 in a timed demo. The demo featured the new Crusader class available for the first time for people to test out and play.
I had a chance to interview Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger during my time at Blizzcon and we discussed a couple of the new elements being implemented in the PlayStation 4 version. The games features are broken down as follows.
Blizzard just announced that Diablo III is being developed for the Sony PlayStation 3 as well as the newly announced PlayStation 4!
Diablo III for the PS3™/PS4™ will be based on the core PC game and feature all the latest updates, including Paragon levels, the Infernal Machine event, Monster Power, Brawling, and more. This version is also being tailored with customized controls, a new user interface, and a dynamic camera perspective to provide an awesome Diablo III experience for PlayStation gamers.
Players will be able to wage war against the Burning Hells on their own in single-player games as well as team up and destroy countless demons with their fellow Nephalem in multiplayer games. For multiplayer, players will have the option to choose between four-player online (complete with matchmaking) and four-player local co-op modes for their couch-based warfare.
Just got my latest issue of Game Informer and other then some real nice Borderlands 2 screens and a decent Dark Souls page there was a sidebar stating that the N64 Remake of Golden Eye will be hitting the PS3 with move support September 30th.
The year just gets better and better for PS3 owners. The story mentioned 16 player online with a new challenge mode along with improved AI and visuals to boot (how improved over the Wii version? We’ll just have to wait a bit and see for ourselves).
Ever imagine how it would be like to step in a video game? Well fret no more because Activision boss Eric Hirshberg just announced Call of Duty XP 2011. A 2 day event that will be held in Los Angeles in September. COD XP 2011 is like DisneyLand COD style. Plans are for two maps to be recreated in full scale so that a people who pay the $150 entrance fee can feel how its like to be in the game. 32 team bracket tournaments, food from Burger Town, a chance to play MW3 in advance.. these are just some of the things you can expect from this event.
A great news for all hack and slash lovers and more so to those who specially appreciate Diablo (and perhaps don’t own a super awesome gaming rig). Blizzard is hiring a “Senior Software Engineer” to be working exclusively for Diablo III development on the PS3. Amongst the qualifications, at least one AAA PS3 title is required. Job responsibilities include: