Diablo III is 1080p on PlayStation 4, debut trailer
posted on 11.08.13 at 10:07 PM EST by (@salromano)
Transfer your character from the PlayStation 3 version.

The PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III runs at 60 frames per second in 1080p, Blizzard revealed at Blizzcon in Anaheim.

It is being dubbed the “Ultimate Evil Edition,” and promises to offer a “completely new experience to console gamers” that takes “full advantage” of PlayStation 4’s features with a custom-designed interface, touch pad functionality, and social features. It will also include the updates and enhancements premiering in the upcoming Reaper of Souls expansion on PC.

Owners of the PlayStation 3 version will be able to fully transfer their characters to the PlayStation 4 version when it launches. But it is a one-way transfer. Once your character is migrated to the PlayStation 4 version, there’s no bringing it back to the PlayStation 3 version.

For hands-on impressions from the PlayStation 4 version, check out PlayStation Blog’s preview. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. Watch the debut PlayStation 4 trailer below.

Thanks, Battle.net.

  • True Gamer

    And this is why I waited till the ps4 version. Epic!

  • bloodiOS

    Oh, so they aren’t planning on bringing it to the Xbox One?

    • MrFinalgamer

      you mean the Xbox 720p? they could, but only for 30 frames

      • bloodiOS

        I’d say at least 720p@60fps, since both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 version ran at 60fps with the native resolution being 1120×584, but yeah…

        • True Gamer

          It would be a shame if the xbox one cant run this game at 60fps

          • bloodiOS

            Nah man, even the Wii can run this game at 60fps, but the real question is 60fps at which native resolution?
            ;)

            • True Gamer

              thats a good question indeed

            • shogunknight

              You meant WiiU right? WiiU Tablet features would be really good with it……if it was to be ported. Same with vitas remote play

              • bloodiOS

                Naw, I can see this game operating at 60fps on the Wii at the native resolution of 160×90 ;)

                • shogunknight
                  • bloodiOS

                    I swear, that GIF gets me every time xD

                • $18114340

                  i wish i was cool like you guys

                  • bloodiOS

                    Just stay up for three or four days straight ;)

    • Wolf Star

      I don’t think so. I guess the cloud failed to work on Xbone. lol If Ps4 can do it. Why not Xbox One?? I guess it can’t.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, they can always aim for 720p@60fps for the XBO version, since apparently there isn’t much of a difference between 720p and 1080p to the gaming press nowadays ;)

        • Wolf Star

          True :) hehe

        • $18114340

          Are you joking? The difference in resolution is pretty much anybody in the games press talks about these days, whether to champion the PS4’s specs or to defend the XBO’s.

          • GhostNomad

            It was a stab at people who defend the fact that 720p is good enough for a next-gen console :P

            • $18114340

              I know what it was. Was it also supposed to be clever?

              • GhostNomad

                That’s up to the individual. I found it amusing, but I’m also on board of the Xbox720p train, so little things like that give me a kick. If you’re emotionally dead on the inside and/or looking forward to the TV Box, chances are you wouldn’t be as amused! :D

                • $18114340

                  I am neither emotionally dead on the inside nor am I looking forward to the Xbox One. I just have a sense of perspective and I actually have standards for humor.

                  • GhostNomad

                    You have some interesting standards then.

                    • $18114340

                      If something is interesting to you by virtue of simply existing, then boy you have a lot to look forward to in this life!

                    • GhostNomad

                      Perhaps ‘fascinating’ would’ve fit better, but I’ll just let you carry on with your ‘standards’ so this doesn’t turn into a very off-topic discussion :D

                    • $18114340

                      It became an off-topic discussion the moment you made things personal, so mission accomplished; good job.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Your baiting needs work.

                    • $18114340

                      Pardon me, but I’m not the one doing the baiting here; I’m the one being baited in the first place.

                    • GhostNomad

                      You seem to have taken it personal when I brought up the ‘emotionally dead’ bit. In the aforementioned post, the word ‘you’ was not used to point out you, gold163, but instead was used as you, person. Make sense? Good.

                      This post went on further but I deleted that since I just can’t be arsed to have this pointless discussion now that I’ve clarified what seems to have sparked the issue of things getting ‘personal’ :P

                    • $18114340

                      Scroll down a bit. The part where you specifically attack my “personal standards for humor”.

                      Far be it from me to dictate my standards as law; that’s exactly the point. But please explain to me how I could interpret an attack on the fact that I just don’t think a resolution circle-wank (no matter how tongue-in-cheek) is funny as anything but personal.

                    • GhostNomad

                      You’re coming off as someone who’d be offended if I so much as looked at you funny. Did it really bother you that much that you took it as ‘personal’ when I said that the amount of humor in the joke is directly related to an individual’s sense of humor? By that logic, would you consider it a personal attack if I commented that I prefer a different brand of cars than you? Or that I prefer a different brand of bread?

                      It’s nothing personal. If it didn’t tickle your fancy, that’s cool. I have a Brittish friend who doesn’t laugh at anything other than stock numbers that he keeps track of (I don’t get it either, so don’t ask me for further clarification). His sense of humor is interesting because of how odd it is. Seriously, we’ve been trying to tell him any kind of joke we could think of, dude just doesn’t find it funny.

                      In the same sense, your sense of humor was interesting not simply because you didn’t find a little jab at the 720p defenders funny, you went further to make it known that you didn’t find it funny, AND interpreted the “it’s not for everyone” as an attack. I find that interesting, not weird, not bad, not it’s-not-the-same-as-my-sense-of-humor-so-it-must-die. That brought me to the conclusion I reached (stated at the beginning of this post). To elaborate on that conclusion, you strike me as either entirely too easy to offend, or you’re just pulling my leg and trying to bait me into unnecessary insults. Both of those could be far from the truth, but I don’t claim to know you and everything about you, so my conclusion is reached based on your behavior.

                      Now if you insist on continuing this, let’s at least do so in the Open Forum, and on that note…. Doesn’t the Open Forum go up on Fridays?

                    • bloodiOS

                      Could be Saturday or Sunday depending on whenever Sal feels like it.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Fair point. He’s human too, after all. We all got things to do every now and again :D

                    • $18114340

                      Thought you couldn’t be arsed to write this?

                      I’m just curious about the crazy double-standards around here in this absolutely lovely and totally impartial site’s community. Also, maybe I’m a little bit sick of seeing “lol720p” in every single thread even remotely concerning the XBO (and ones that aren’t, like this one). Maybe I’m sick of seeing Sony fans constantly complaining that Nintendo fans are terrible and whiny port-beggars, or that Xbox fans are bad because their hardware is inferior, or that the “PC Master Race” is a bunch of elitist dicks pretty much everywhere on this site, but somehow any random gamer is expected to put up with the passive-aggressive masturbatory chest-thumping bullshit that overwhelmingly comes from Sony’s side. I blame Kevin Butler for being such a terrible influence on children.

                      Furthermore, you’re hurting my feelings bro, stop it. I just don’t think your pal’s little inside joke was funny. And hey, if it’s alright for someone to post a crappy joke at someone else’s expense then I just naturally assumed it was okay to call it out for being a crappy joke at someone else’s expense. Is there something so wrong with that? Oh, good, you weren’t making fun of me in particular. You were just making fun of everybody, I’m sure that makes it hilarious all of a sudden. I’m sure that you weren’t instigating anything by taking a dig at Xbox One fans at every chance gotten or sneering at anybody who didn’t find a dumb joke funny. You’re just a swell blameless little angel, and it’s not your fault, it’s my fault for having a stick up my ass or something.

                      I may have been easily offended, but I’ll spare you the little anecdotes from my life on the subject that you couldn’t possibly care about. Just for you.

                    • MrFinalgamer
                    • $18114340

                      haha, yes, let’s start posting memes now. Hilarious!

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      not trying to insult you. that’s just this whole “discussion” in a nutshell

                    • $18114340

                      What, the whole nonsense about resolution in a cross-platform console game even mattering? Yes, I agree, it’s a stupid pissing contest.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Lol…. Now this is just getting cute. Yes, I couldn’t be arsed but then you got way too butthurt so I figured I’d try to clarify. Alas, it seems like you’re only trying way too hard to make it worse but I’ve got a tedious quest in Dragon’s Dogma that’s calling my name and you just aren’t as fun now that I’m onto your strategies.

                    • $18114340

                      Ah yes, the ol’ “I’ll be the bigger man, and you’re just a troll, I’m onto you.”

                    • GhostNomad

                      Whatever tickles your pickle, my man! I’m far from ‘the bigger man’ unless we’re talking real-world height, in which case I have a chance!

                      [EDIT] For the record… Still trying way too hard :P

                    • $18114340

                      On the contrary, if you don’t get it yet, then it means I’m not trying hard enough.

          • bloodiOS

            Are you joking?

            Um… just making sure but that’s a rhetorical question, right?

            • $18114340

              No, it is a completely serious question, because sarcasm not transmitting well over the internet might be a new concept to you.

              • bloodiOS

                Well, I was just being a bit silly. If I unintentionally offended you, I apologize.

                • $18114340

                  Oh, don’t mind me, we can make fun of the Wii U together and then I can be one of the cool kids and get all the upvotes.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Oh, don't mind me, we can make fun of the Wii U together and then I can be one of the cool kids and get all the upvotes.

                    Oh no, the pleasure is all yours.

              • GhostNomad

                Let me start off by saying that for someone who claims to have a sense of perspective:

                http://i.imgur.com/TL8oMv6.gif

                Further, yes, you have a point. Sarcasm doesn’t read very well if we ignore the fact that it is heavily implied when you consider the context. The whole “;)” thing kinda helps too, but then again your ‘standards’ for humor are clearly such a strong factor that…. Well…… The GIF image pretty much summed it up.

                • $18114340

                  ooh, you posted a gif. You win.

              • LordKaiser

                Why you have to respond to him this way? what are you insinuating of Bloodios? Your response sounds confrontational.

                • $18114340

                  My response *is* confrontational, and while it’s admittedly unnecessarily hostile, I felt compelled to respond in this manner because I am sick and tired of the status quo being that it’s perfectly fine to continuously beat a dead horse when mocking any console that doesn’t happen to have Sony’s name slapped on it. The humor in a tasteless joke is lost on me.

                  Yes, the Xbox One does 720p while the PS4 does 1080p. Haha, very funny.

                  • LordKaiser

                    But you could had simply said that the joke sucks or something without attacking him. What you said was a bit disrespectful depending of what you where insinuating of him/her.

                    • $18114340

                      Simply saying “I don’t find your joke (that happens to be at the expense of others) funny” gets me the same amount of disapproving mob snark in return regardless of whether I’m being disrespectful or not, so it doesn’t matter. But duly noted.

  • Elvick

    Might pick this up… not sure yet.

  • Rokkun

    Kinda ironic that the trailer is only at 720p. Anyway, excited for this game! Haven’t played it on the PC yet/

  • LordKaiser
    • $18114340

      Don’t be sorry. Console peasants scrounging for coin.

      • LordKaiser

        But to be honest the PS4 version has something that the PC don’t have and it’s to be DRM free.

        • $18114340

          Yeah, but that’s mainly because the PC version was just a beta-test, an expensive one at that.

          • Gariya

            I see, that makes sense.

            Thank you for beta-testing this game for us, PC mustard rice.

            • Azure

              Looool xD

    • Zancrow

      Funny seeing people who think they are part of some kind of better group of people because they own a block of electronics.
      Never understood that.

      • rockman29

        Come on it’s funny, it’s just a joke.

        • Zancrow

          There are a lot of people who really think that way, though.
          And that’s sad.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            Zancrow plz laugh with us…….i am a console peasant XD

      • Strid

        It’s not about being better because of the actual device. Take a good hard look at that picture, it’s about one platform having a superior product over the other. Generally, even a terrible, lazy PC port is miles better than the console version of the game.

        The idea is that peasant willingly accepts whatever the brass gives them, where as the nobleman has higher standards.

        • Zancrow

          Speciman A of the PC Mustard Race right here, ladies and gentlemen.
          A fucking “nobleman”. Look at him and laugh!

  • Budgiecat

    I don’t care if it’s 2160p running at 120fps the graphics and art style are underwhelming and unappealing anyway, the gameplay is meh and the far away isometric fixed camera sucks

  • Azoz

    DAMN looks good.
    Is there some kind of discount for those who bought the game.

  • rockman29

    I wouldn’t recommend this game.

    I would however strongly recommend the FREE Path of Exile which is available on Steam.

    Much better game than Diablo 3, highly recommended, try it out guys, you won’t be disappointed at all. It’s honestly amazing.

    • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

      PoE was even worse than Torchlight

  • Hidayat246

    PC version become offline PLEASE BLIZZARD

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Can we please not turn the discussion in here into some kind of flame war. Remember out guidelines before posting, thanks.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      *Bows to lord zero* :0000000

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Thanks? lol

    • Zancrow

      It’s really hard with this PC Master Race Bullshit at every corner.

      • $18114340

        Mock the Xbox One’s specs every chance you get, the mods don’t bat an eyelash. Call the “PC Mustard Race” elitist, the mods don’t lift a finger. Praise the power of Playstation and 1080p60, you’re a fucking hero. Anyone unimpressed is a heathen.

        The entire secret club mentality that’s encouraged by this site’s community is disgusting.

        • bloodiOS

          Mock the Xbox One's specs every chance you get, the mods don't bat an eyelash.

          Obviously because the act of mocking a machine isn’t equivalent to throwing out personal insults…

          Call the "PC Mustard Race" elitist, the mods don't lift a finger.

          Right… let’s just pretend Zero didn’t bother kindly asking people to stop or anything… Or perhaps he should be perma-banning people left and right like some kind of power-obsessed freaks?

          Praise the power of Playstation and 1080p60, you're a fucking hero. Anyone unimpressed is a heathen.

          And you’re not being forced to agree with it now, are you?

          The entire secret club mentality that's encouraged by this site's community is disgusting.

          It’s not like that would stop you from expressing your opinion and the mods certainly aren’t discouraging you from doing so.

          • $18114340

            Obviously because the act of mocking a machine isn’t equivalent to throwing out personal insults…

            It’s baiting and beating a dead horse, which is worse. You can get over a personal insult and move on. When the only thing going on in Xbox One-related discussions is to bash the system, as I’ve personally observed, there’s a problem. Rationally and intelligently expressing disappointment is one thing. Mockery is low.

            Right… let’s just pretend Zero didn’t bother kindly asking people to stop or anything…

            It certainly hasn’t done much if the conflict is ongoing and personal insults from both sides of the gulf are being thrown about. But if anyone was to be banned, it’s pretty obvious how one-sided it would be.

            It’s not like that would stop you from expressing your opinion and the mods certainly aren’t discouraging you from doing so.

            It *would* stop me from expressing my opinion because it’s clear it would not only not be taken seriously, but it would be actively suppressed by the rest of the community. The whole mob mentality is discouragement in of itself and the mods are complicit if they don’t treat XBO trolling the same as any other kind of trolling. You don’t see me talking about how much the PS4’s specs suck in PC-related articles, because that’s a surefire way to get silenced and possibly banned quickly. But talking about how much the XBO and WiiU suck in PS4 threads? Sure thing! Telling the “PC Mustard Race” off for touting their hardware is perfectly acceptable, but somehow it’s also taboo to even think about criticizing the Playstation platform as being inferior.

            But you’re right, the secret club mentality doesn’t stop me from expressing my opinion, and that is that the secret club mentality is disgusting. Sorry I don’t like being part of the little echo chamber. And if I get banned for saying that, at least we know you were wrong.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I don’t like to ban anyone. I’m sorry if things seem one sided. No one is getting banned for criticizing one of the big three or a certain type of gaming. I like to allow everyone to be vocal, and share opinions on things. At the same time, I try and post warnings, or even ask users to drop it and move on when things start to get out of hand.

              It’s tough, trying to balance things out. I don’t want to censor anyone, but I also don’t want the comments section for every article to be filled with fanboy/flamewar/troll posts.

              We do our best to keep those things to a minimum. We do have a very vocal community, which is great, lots of them like Sony, they are free to do so. It’s not my place to tell them what not to like, what to criticize, etc.

              It’s like I said. We try to be fair all around. It’s not perfect, and I appreciate the feedback.

              • $18114340

                Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. It’s everybody’s fault.

            • bloodiOS

              It's baiting and beating a dead horse, which is worse. You can get over a personal insult and move on. When the only thing going on in Xbox One-related discussions is to bash the system, as I've personally observed in the past, there's a problem. Rationally and intelligently expressing disappointment is one thing. Mockery is low.

              Nothing I haven’t seen from other forums years ago in the situation between the PS3 and Xbox 360. But so what, stand your ground and keep pointing out how those kinds of responses doesn’t contribute to the discussion and the people who started it will eventually lose their cool and start throwing out personal insults, just to get nice scolding from the mods right after.

              It certainly hasn't done much if the conflict is ongoing and personal insults from both sides of the gulf are being thrown about. But if anyone was to be banned, it's pretty obvious how one-sided it would be.

              You’re just assuming without any actual evidence at this point. And the conflict will go on either way, console wars will never end for folks who are dedicated to it.

              It *would* stop me from expressing my opinion because it's clear it wouldn't be taken seriously. The whole mob mentality is discouragement in of itself and the mods are complicit if they don't treat XBO trolling the same as any other kind of trolling. You don't see me talking about how much the PS4's specs suck in PC-related articles, because that's a surefire way to get silenced and possibly banned quickly. But talking about how much the XBO and WiiU suck in PS4 threads? Sure thing!

              I don’t remember mods ever called people out on mocking consoles, no matter what it is. They only gets involved when it reached the point where people start throwing out personal insults.

  • PrinceHeir

    glad i waited on this :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Going to place a temporary lock on this thread as well. Some of these comments have gotten out of hand.

    If you plan to post something that isn’t related to Diablo 3 on PS4 after I unlock this, please take it to the open forum. One thing, remember to keep the conversation civil and respectful. Thanks.

    Edit – Open again.

    • McPoo

      I didn’t even do anything in this one. Are you proud of me?

    • BigDix

      Penis.

      Whoops, sorry — Just now realizing that’s really a discussion I should save for the open forum. Thanks for reminding me, gonna head over there. But while we’re on the subject…

      Diablo III penis.

      • McPoo

        BigDix, I challenge you to an off-topic argument. Right here, right now.

        Argument commencing:

        I reckon episode one of The Wolf Among Us was better than episode one of The Walking Dead.

        I can only assume you’re of an opposing view point and accept my off-topic argument challenge.

        • BigDix

          No, I actually agree for the most part. The one thing I really liked about An American Werewolf in London was the ending scene, when Scotland Yard’s got him cornered in that alleyway where they finally take him down. Then the love interest runs in and emotionally implodes just as they go out to the ending credits. It was pretty raw and intense, so it’s the one bright spot in a film that wasn’t even remotely scary and just…incredibly cheesy. Hammy and cheesy. I mean seriously folks, is this a horror movie or an Egg McMuffin?

          It’s enough though to make it way better than Dead Awake. That movie just fucking sucked. Nick Stahl has such promise but, eh, what are ya gonna do?

          • McPoo

            I fear we may have our wires crossed here, chap.

            I wasn’t referring to the horror comedy (horrordy) film ‘An American Werewolf in London’, I was actually referring to its sequel, Breaking Dawn pt 1.

            I’m afraid I’m going to have to report you for being off topic twice – once for being off the articles topic, and again for being off of the topic I set when the challenge was issued.

            We operate a two strike rule here on Gematsu, I implemented it when I created the site. It pains me to say it but you’re now on strike two, and your account will be terminated presently.

            I truly am sorry it had to end like this.

            • BigDix

              I am sorry too that I couldn’t live up to your ideal of the perfect user — that I disappointed the lord and master of Gematsu and all his high-flown expectations. Oh hey, did I forget to mention: Sarcasm?

              You know what? Fuck this. I always used to look up to you man, and the way you fostered calm intelligent discussion in our little corner of the Web. Gematsu’s community used to comprise some of the brightest minds I’ve ever had the fortune of meeting and conversing with in the gaming community, but they’ve long been driven off after you started to flip the fuck out at every single user who had an opinion that dissented from yours even slightly. You even browbeat your own moderation staff, treating these grown men like misbehaved children when all they are trying to do is shepherd us through this new era of editorial savagery and hate. God help me lest I begin to speak on your constant sexual harassment of Zero.

              So ban me, you bastard. I’ve had it with your bullshit. You treat us all like dirt and the minute one of us even tries to address it civilly, you’re making up all this crap about how I wasn’t on-topic with your off-topicness. I don’t remember seeing that in the commenting guidelines, but I guess you reserve the power to do whatever the fuck you want, huh? Well fine. I’ll have you know that you’re really doing me a favor, and I sincerely hope that I and the other Gematsu diaspora you’ve been banning left and right never have to deal with an administrator as tyrannical and cruel as you ever again. Goodbye, asshole.

              • McPoo

                Haha you win, you win. I was laughing before I’d even got half way. It was telegraphed from the very beginning to be honest, I was out classed and out gunned.

                I shan’t be making the same mistake again. Ill be back. I’m currently putting finishing touches on my patented anti-banter ray. Once it’s up and running, I’m coming back for you. And I will fuck you. I will fuck you good. I don’t even need the ray gun for that, but I’m bringing it anyway.

                GG.

                Edit: I’d also like to point out that it’s not sexual harassment if only the tip goes in.

                • BigDix

                  Cheers.