Blizzard Actively Working to Get Cross-Console Play for Diablo 3 on Switch

Blizzard Actively Working to Get Cross-Console Play for Diablo 3 on Switch

Cross-platform for Diablo 3 is in the cards.

Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch marking yet another console Blizzard Entertainment's gothic dungeon crawler is available to play on. And according to Blizzard it's not far-fetched for players to soon be able to engage in cross-platform play.

"It's a question of when, not if," a Blizzard Representative told Business Insider during a Diablo 3 preview. Blizzard is "actively working" with Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-console play with the Nintendo Switch. Diablo 3 is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 as well last-gen platforms like the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Cross-platform play has already been achieved with games like Minecraft and Fortnite: Battle Royale. While Sony previously kept the PlayStation 4 walled off from fellow consoles, it recently announced that it will be exploring cross-platform play with select titles lowering the barrier for a game like Diablo 3 to support cross-play in the future.

Diablo 3 was first announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year when we got a chance to preview it. Diablo 3: Eternal Collection will be released on November 2 and include the expansions as well as exclusive content like Zelda skins. It's unclear how cross-play will work when the Switch version features exclusive cosmetics, but that's probably part of the discussion.

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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