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Blizzard has announced today that gamers who choose to play the upcoming console version of Diablo III will not be able to group up with their friends playing the PC version.
Community manager "Vaeflare" shared the news over on the Blizzard Forums before adding that the PlayStation versions of the game wouldn't support a USB mouse and keyboard and the PC version won't be usable with an analog controller.
He explained, "While we think cross-platform play would be awesome, there are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support)."
"As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and PlayStation account will also remain separate."
"In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC, we don’t have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards."
This is quite dissapointing as it could be one of those games that got a massive boost from cross platform support seeing as this has never really happened before. The infrastructure of cross platform could have been a major selling point to Blizzard's fastest selling game ever. Who knows this may change before release of the Playstation 4, but is highly unlikely.