Blizzard has now provided us with the following statement:
While we love the idea of bringing our players together across platforms, we do not have any plans to implement cross-platform gameplay for Diablo at this time.
Original Article: Cross-platform play is becoming more common in multiplayer-orientated video games. Minecraft, Fortnite and Rocket League are using this new technology to unite and sustain their communities. Blizzard happens to be one of the many companies open to the idea of cross-platform play - having already made Hearthstone playable online across multiple devices. What about Diablo III Eternal Collection, though?
Next month's Nintendo Switch arrival is the seventh time Diablo III will have been released, following existing launches on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. When Business Insider asked why the latest Diablo release didn't feature cross-play, a Blizzard Entertainment representative confirmed it would be happening at some point:
It's a question of when, not if
Although there's nothing official to announce just yet and similar statements have also been made in the past, Blizzard is now reportedly working with both Sony and Microsoft to enable cross-console play with the Switch version of Diablo III.
Are you glad to hear Blizzard is working on cross-platform play for Diablo III? Will you be buying the game when it arrives on the Switch next month? Tell us in the comments.