Console fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and X1. The game is set to include Diablo III (version 2.0.5) with a rumored “Day 1” patch that will bring the game up to the current 2.0.6, as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion.
But Blizzard is already testing patch 2.1.0, offering leaderboards, new environments, increasingly challenging rifts, and more. The question on everyone’s mind is whether or not Blizzard will give the consoles the same patch support that PC users currently receive.
PC users have always enjoyed a constant stream of updates that serve to fix bugs, balancing characters and difficulty, and adding new content. So far, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have not received that same love.
Blizzard is currently debating if they will implement those updates for the console players, and how far it should extend. Should they just patch to fix the bugs players might run into, or patch in the new content as well? And how frequently should they send out patches?
Players have already been debating on the issue on the Battle.net forums. Many players have already expressed their disappointment that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions did not receive the same support that PC did.
With any luck, Blizzard will be giving a definitive answer on this issue before the release of the Ultimate Evil Edition on August 19th.
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Fond of RPGs, she will happily disappear into the void to tackle whatever bad voice acting awaits. Contact her at the email above, or on all major systems/networks as Beltravi.