Update: Blizzard has clarified its message below. It seems that, although the team would be happy to eventually bring cross-play to Diablo III, it’s not something that’s being worked on just yet.
“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 representative told ComicBook.com.
We’ll likely still have to wait for BlizzCon to see what further plans Blizzard has in store for the Diablo series.
Original Story: Diablo III is out on the Switch now, but Blizzard isn’t done working with the game just yet.
Speaking with Business Insider (via Nintendo Life), a Blizzard representative confirmed that cross-platform play for Diablo III is something that Blizzard is working on, and that it’s a matter of “when, not if” the system will be implemented.
The representative didn’t give a window of time for when we can expect to see cross-play appear, but the future of it seems bright. Sony has recently agreed to allow cross-play in Fortnite and seems more open to letting the PS4 join in with the Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch in future games. Diablo III could be next in line for implementing PS4 cross-play.
We also know that Blizzard has something big and Diablo-themed planned for BlizzCon 2018, due to a prominent Diablo panel that will be hosted first up after the company’s opening ceremony. If there’s to be any official cross-play announcement in the immediate future, we’ll likely hear about it there.
BlizzCon kicks off on November 2nd.
Source: Nintendo Life