The possibility of the Diablo series making a console return has just become more possible. Thanks to a couple of job listings discovered by Gamasutra we now know Blizzard is looking for a Senior Producer, Lead Designer and Lead Programmer to create a console version of it’s popular RPG series.
“Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an experienced engineer to lead console development on the Diablo team,” reads one listing. “The ideal candidate has both strong leadership skills and an impressive technical console background.”
In response to initial reports of the job listings Blizzard posted this on the official Diablo community site:
We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.
Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.
In other words, Blizzard realizes there’s much money to be made with a console version.
We’ll keep you updated as this story unfolds.