Infernal Helm Only for Console Diablo III

Console Diablo III battle.net forums give more info, and 8 hours of server maintenance on Tuesday

Diablo III on the PS3
Server maintenance for Diablo III will run for 8 hours on Tuesday, this week. The maintenance may bring Patch 1.0.8 or we might have to wait for one more week; time will tell!
We will be performing scheduled game maintenance for Diablo 3 on Tuesday, May 7th. Maintenance will begin at 3:00 AM PDT and is expected to last for 8 hours. During this time Diablo 3 will not be available for play. In addition, many web services may be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience.


At the battle.net forums, a forum was recently added for Console discussions about Diablo III on the PS3. The community managers answered some common questions regarding the upcoming port of Diablo III to the PlayStation 3.

Infernal Helm Only on PS3 Diablo III
The pre-order bonus for the PS3 and Xbox 360 Diablo III is an Infernal Helm that gives a nice +experience bonus. For now, at least, that will only be available in the PS3 version.
Offering pre-order bonuses is a pretty standard practice for console games, and we're happy to be able to offer a cool bonus for PS3 players who pre-order Diablo III. At this time, however, it's not a bonus that we plan to offer for the PC version of the game.


Brawling on the PS3 Diablo III
Vaeflare confirmed that the minor PVP system of Brawling will be part of the PS3 Diablo III.
Brawling will indeed be available on the console version of Diablo III. :)


Shared Loot for Local Players
Another post dealt with various topics. The local-only PS3 mode of Diablo III games where players are on the same screen will share loot, since it will presumably be friends playing together, physically at the same location.
Posted by: Vatsa

Is there a HC mode on the console?
Both normal mode and Hardcore mode are available on the console version of Diablo III.

Posted by: Vatsa

Anyone notice there were other monsters in the Belial fight in the PS3 video?
The clip of Belial you saw in the PS3 teaser video was just a mere snippet of the fight, and there will be other monsters challenging you during that encounter. The Lord of Lies comes prepared!

Posted by: Vatsa

Also, how will loot work with 4 people sharing a screen?
Players playing on the same screen will share the same loot. Additional players on the sharing the same screen will cause more loot to drop.


No Auction House for PS3
As mentioned previously, neither the standard Gold Auction House, or the Real Money Auction House, will exist for the PS3 version of Diablo III.
Will there be an Auction House for the PS3 & PS4 versions? If so, will there be a Real Money Auction House too?
The console version of Diablo III will not include a gold or Real-Money Auction House, but players will still be able to exchange items with others during play.

If you're interested in finding out more, we suggest checking out some of the interviews we hosted at PAX East. You can find links to many of them in our PAX East recap blog.


No Sharing Between PC and PS3 Diablo III
Lastly, a confirmation that there will not be any connection between the PC Diablo III, which is played through battle.net, and the PS3 version that is run through the PlayStation Network.
Posted by: marcodj79

I'm wondering if the progress you did on pc will transfer to your ps3. I'm am also wondering if people who already bought the game on pc with there battle.net account don't need to re-buy it to play it on ps3.
As Narull mentioned, the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Diablo III are entirely separate, standalone products. If you would like to play Diablo III on the PlayStation 3, you will need to purchase a console copy of the game. The characters you create on either version are also specific to the platform you created them on, and are not transferable.
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