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Diablo 3 remote play confirmed for PS4

Dungeon crawler can be streamed to PS Vita

Blizzard has confirmed it will provide remote play support for the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo 3, which will allow gameplay to be streamed from Sony's upcoming console to the PlayStation Vita.

The news was confirmed by a Blizzard community manager on Twitter, having taken numerous questions about whether Diablo 3 can be streamed via the PS4 to Vitas in the household. "The answer is yes, and it's awesome," the person said.


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Speaking to CVG during an interview at Blizzcon, Julie Humphreys, senior producer on the console versions of Blizzard's loot-driven action RPG, said the developer was in the "earliest stages" with remote play support.

"One of the really cool features that comes built-in with the PS4 is this concept of remote play, so you can stream the gameplay that is happening on the PS4 over to your Vita screen," said Humphreys.

"That is something we are looking into. I would say we are in the earliest stages of looking at that. We want to make sure that it is readable and is a good user experience."

Set for release next year, Diablo 3 on PS4 will bundle in the game's upcoming expansion, Reaper of Souls.

Diablo 3 launched on PC in May 2012 and on PS3 and Xbox 360 in September 2013. Lifetime Diablo 3 sales across all platforms have now reached 14 million units.

"We're pleased with the response to the game's launch on PS3 and Xbox 360," Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime told investors last week.

"Reviews have been very positive about how the game plays on console. Much of the praise has been centred on changes we made to the loot system and our decision to keep the auction house off of the console platform.

"Players and critics alike have noted that these changes have resulted in a more fun and satisfying game experience," he added.

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