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We already know Blizzard’s Diablo 3 will see a console version on both the PS3 and PS4; but can the…

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We already know Blizzard’s Diablo 3 will see a console version on both the PS3 and PS4; but can the game’s menu system and user interface work given that people will be replacing a keyboard and mouse with “just” a controller? Come to think of it, why not let gamers plug a keyboard and mouse on the PS3 and let them play it as is? If not that, maybe have PlayStation Move support? In an interview with OPM, Matthew Burger, who’s the senior designer on the PS3 version of Diablo 3, talks about why the game won’t support PS Move, and why they didn’t implement a keyboard and mouse set up. What we didn’t want to do was emulate a PC game on the console. So, for instance, you can’t plug in a USB keyboard and mouse and play Diablo 3 on PS3. It was really built for the controller. We put a lot work into how we laid out the abilities and the camera. It wouldn’t feel right. There you have it. Would you have wanted Blizzard to have given us a choice or are they doing the right thing by having the console version be controllable with just the DualShock 3?

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