Blizzard has addressed the rumors that Diablo 3 is getting cross-play support. Although the developer knows of players’ excitement, it confirmed Diablo 3 cross-play isn’t in the works at all right now.
“While we love the idea of bringing our players together across platforms, we do not have any plans to implement cross-platform gameplay for Diablo at this time,” a Blizzard rep told Comic Book. Diablo 3 exists on several different platforms, including consoles from two different generations. With Sony’s decision to try console cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo in Fortnite, some players have looked to other games that could benefit from cross-play. With Diablo 3 on so many platforms, it’s been a popular candidate.
Prior to Comic Book’s confirmation, in an interview with Business Insider, a Blizzard rep said that Diablo 3 cross-platform play was “a question of when, not if.” This led to several rumors that the dungeon crawler role-playing game would be supporting cross-play soon. Some theorized the feature might be announced at this year’s BlizzCon, but–much like Diablo: Reign of Terror being a new game–it doesn’t look like that’s the case.
Blizzard previously released a statement that there were several Diablo projects in the works. The first one, Diablo 3 coming to Nintendo Switch, has already been announced. However, Blizzard has not revealed what the other projects might be. “Some of them are going to take longer than others, but we may have some things to show you later this year,” said community manager Brandy Camel.
BlizzCon 2018 starts November 2.