No PS3 Diablo III on the PS4

Blizzard Blues discuss differences in the console versions of Diablo III

Diablo III future patches and technical questions about the console versions of Diablo III, make up some of the Blizzard Blue posts recently on the forums.

Diablo III Patch Work
As we reported, the Diablo III developers are not working on a new patch right now for the game. Over in the EU forums, community manager Vaneras talked about what that means for the future of the game, as the developers work on the big Items 2.0 content for a massive patch down the road.
Posted by: Frogeater

That's good news. They should Take their time and come up with something really great.

Whether or not this is good news is in the eye of the beholder, as some are obviously not too happy about having to wait longer than they expected to get new and improved content.

It is important to emphasize though, that patch 1.0.8 is not the last and final update to the game! In fact we are working hard on new and improved content for Diablo III, including loot 2.0, and I can assure you that you guys will get more detailed information about these things we are working on as development continues.

I know we have been saying this a lot lately, but the changes we are working on will greatly impact many areas of the game, including core gameplay elements, and we have to work meticulously and carefully to get things right because we want to be absolutely sure that they live up to your expectations :-)
Posted by: Jenious

Do you have an ETA (ballpark figure is fine)? 3 months, 6 months, a year...

I do not I'm afraid. Providing ETAs has always been quite difficult for us due to our iterative development process... this is also one of the reason why we say Soon™ so often.
Posted by: TLB

I do not I'm afraid. Providing ETAs has always been quite difficult for us due to our iterative development process... this is also one of the reason why we say Soon™ so often.

ETA of the blog then? :)

That will not be possible I think because I am not yet entirely sure that we will be ready to share detailed information on all the things that is being worked on at the same time. Some information will most likely be available sooner than other information, so I can imagine that there will be more than just one blog. Also, the developers would like to do more Q&A sessions and talks about the game on various Diablo community sites in a similar manner to what we recently saw in Archon the Wizard's stream.

All I can say for now is to keep an eye on our blog pages on a regular basis :-)

No PS3 Diablo III on PS4
Not surprisingly, the PS3 version of Diablo III will not run on the PS4, so presumably anyone who buys the PS3 version will also have to buy the PS4 version to play on the newer console. We still haven't heard if the same characters can be accessed between the PS3 and PS4 versions.
Posted by: Mclovin

Can i use my Diablo 3(PS3 ) disc on Ps4?

I thought I heard the answer to this at some point, but I double checked around the office (and in google) to be sure. The PS4 is not backwards compatible with a PS3 disc.

Custom Music on Xbox 360
One of the few differences between the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Diablo III, is that the Xbox 360 can play custom music in the game.
By default all 360 games can play your own music streamed from your PC or hard drive.
Can this be done on the PS3 .

Each platform has its own set of features, and background audio is supported a little differently between the two consoles. They both have the original background soundtrack, but only the Xbox 360 will allow you to play custom music.

Alternate Monster Distribution
An interesting discussion brought about a comment from Grimiku, regarding the idea of changing up or randomizing what monsters appear where, in Diablo III.
Alternate monster distribution has definitely been brought up before, and it's something we'd like to implement at some point. Wyatt Cheng talks specifically about it in this interview if you want to read more about his thoughts on the subject (and other ideas about Diablo III). If this feature (or one like it) gets implemented, it would likely take place at the same time that other large changes are made.

Oceania Servers
Another request for Diablo III servers in Oceania, for the players in Australia and New Zealand, brought another "we're still thinking about it" response.
Will we ever see servers situated more towards Australia and New Zealand? To be honest 200 ping just doesn't cut it for D3, especially when you're a CMWW wizard like me. The latest CC changes have made it so that the 200ms latency reduces the time I have to reset my freeze's cooldown by half, making my job harder than it should be. I'm not saying that the game is unplayable though. It would just be nice to have that little latency advantage that Americans and Europeans have.

The straight up answer is that we are still going through tech details to see if this is viable. We have made changes to improve latency that from the feedback we have had on this forum has helped for some. When I have a update I'll be posting it here for sure.

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