PS4/PS3 version of Diablo 3 will include offline play

D3 HC-03 Since the announcement of Blizzard bringing the famous action rpg Diablo 3 to the PS4 and PS3, everybody has been wondering how the game will work? Well one new feature that would excite console fans and disappointed PC players is that the console version will allow players to play the game offline.

In an interview with GameTrailer's Geoff Keighley, Blizzard production director John Hight confirms that Diablo 3 in the PS4 and PS3 won't constant internet connection in order to play the game. There will be local multiplayer for up to 4 players on the same screen, no split screen.

Being able to play Diablo 3 offline in the console version really feels like a slap to the face to all PC players who have supported the Diablo franchise. The one simple feature of being able to play the without an internet connection was requested by Diablo fans before and after the game went live. This further supports my impression that the PC version of Diablo 3 was solely built around the game's Auction House, especially the Real-Money Auction House.

But hey, its water under the bridge at this point for me. I've played the hell out of Diablo 3 regardless and I still had a great time with it, but this kind of news won't sit well with other fans still engaged in the game.

First screenshots of the console version was released showing the new UI. You can check it out below.