GamesBeat

News Blips: Diablo 3 on consoles, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier delayed, and gamers want backward compatibility for next-gen

Most exciting moment of the day so far: After telling my friend that I narrowly escaped death in Dante's Inferno while "riding the phallic elevator after giant zombie Cleopatra punches through the wall," I realized I wouldn't get many future chances to string together those same words in a sentence again.

News Blips:

Diablo 3 cracks open a demonic rift on consoles. Blizzard Community Manager Micah Whiple tweeted the apparent existence of a console version of the upcoming role-playing epic a few days ago in addition to revealing former Relic Games Design Director Josh Mosqueira as head of the project. Blizzard later sent Wired a clarification: "[Whiple's] response on Twitter was intended as a confirmation that we're actively exploring the possibility developing a console version of Diablo 3. This is not a confirmation that the game is coming to any console platform." Stay your fists of death, PC gamers….

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier continues its sojourn in development limbo with an additional delay. Publisher Ubisoft explained the tactical shooter's release-date jump to May 22 as an opportunity to "refine the experience and deliver a game that fully achieves the level of excellence that defines the Ghost Recon franchise." In other words, Ubisoft scrapes a three-year-old game past Mass Effect 3 month with unabashed superficiality. 

Backward compatibility tops the list of wanted features for next-gen consoles, according to a GameSpot Trax survey. The website queried 2,546 readers on purchase intent and design desires for the next console cycle, later reporting 83 percent respondents choosing the ability to play older games as the most important ability for new systems. 


Got any hot news tips? Send 'em over to tips@bitmob.com.


Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 2.00.11 PMGamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!
blog comments powered by Disqus

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat