Blizzard, this is not cool at all. The developer told PC Gamer that gamepad support is being built into its upcoming Diablo 3, and that the direct control offered by an analog stick "feels even better." There's a catch though: the support won't be available at launch.
They're all a bunch of features-teasing jerks, that Blizzard bunch.
The revelation of gamepad support for Diablo 3 once again raises hopes for an eventual console port of the game, which has been teased and suggested and hinted at and any number of other things that don't involve the word "confirmed." Jay Wilson, the game's director, doesn't "think we'll be ready" with the added control option when the game is first released, but the fact that it's coming at all is welcome news indeed.
Source: PC Gamer