Diablo 3 Will Only Support 4-Player Co-op And Won't Have In-game Voice Chat -- Community Manager Bashiok Explains Why


Posted February 8, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

Diablo 3 Auction House and Gameplay Panel From Blizzcon

The Diablo 3 community manager Bashiok answered a ton of question on his Twitter last night about the game for over an hour. We already knew about a lot of the things he said, but the chat did reveal a bunch of interesting tidbits. First off, Diablo 3 won't have voice chat built in, so if you want to play with friends you're going to need a program like Skype, Ventrilo, etc., to do it.

"There is no built in voice chat, at least not for ship," Bashiok said. "If we try voice chat in another game we want to make sure its worth using."

Speaking of your friends, Bashiok also said that the game will only support 4-player co-op, even though there are five classes in Diablo 3. He even went so far as to say that Blizzard isn't even looking in to adding a 5-player mode and that there is no intention on Blizzard's part to increase the cap. It's probably a balance or network issue thing, but Bashiok didn't give specifics.

Another question that some may not like the answer to regards Diablo 3's graphics. According to Bashiok, the graphics that are in the beta right now are final and there won't be an "Ultra" setting. "What we have is what we have. We could add an Ultra setting if you'd like, but it wouldn't be any different. :)," said Bashiok.

Regarding pre-ordering Diablo 3, Bashiok said that he isn't currently aware of any pre-order bonuses and that Blizzard usually doesn't do those. However, for those purchasing the game digitally Blizzard does plan to release that early so players can leap in to the game right away at midnight.

You can check out all of the questions, which range from things about the rune/skill system, to classes, to expansions, performance, game design, story, general beta questions, Battle.net, the real money auction house, items, release information on the Diablo Fans website

The one question Bashiok of course didn't answer was when Diablo 3 is actually coming out. Hopefully it's soon (and not "Blizzard soon")!

What do you think of these Diablo 3 updates?

Diablo 3 Will Only Support 4-Player Co-op And Won't Have In-game Voice Chat -- Community Manager Bashiok Explains Why


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