Blizzard confirm Diablo 3 is coming to consoles

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The rumours about a console version of Diablo 3 have been swirling around for quite some time now but until now Blizzard has refused to comment on the possibility and have maintained that Diablo 3 is in development for the PC.

Which is entirely accurate except that Blizzard have now let the cat our of the bag by placing a job advertisement for a Senior Producer, Console Diablo III.

It’s now pretty obvious that they are bringing Diablo III to the consoles and all that’s left to find out now is whether or not the console in question is the Xbox 360 or PS3… or both.

Much to some fellow colleagues disgust I have never really enjoyed the Diablo series that much, I mean Diablo 2 was great and I enjoyed my first play through but I couldn’t imagine playing through it again, something which I have seen people do countless times.

Anyway if you think you are qualified to work on Diablo III then head on over the job ad an apply,

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communications and project management skills for the Diablo team. The ideal candidate has prior experience in console game development and has a keen knowledge of how each discipline operates and interacts. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions. The candidate must be fully committed to seeing projects through from inception to completion, and delivering games on time with the highest quality.

Responsibilities
• Liaise with different departments to facilitate communication.
• Work with department leads to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
• Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of personnel to ensure that project tasks are completed on time.
• Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
• Facilitate team and department meetings to reach decisions effectively.
• Contribute to a positive work environment and ensure project forward momentum.
• Assist the production director and other producers with creative and organizational tasks, as necessary.

Requirements
• A minimum of 4 years experience in the video game industry
• Must have shipped at least one AAA console title in a sr. producer role
• Able to communicate effectively with programming, design, art, and business personnel
• Experience managing teams and delivering products on time
• Knowledge of software development processes, project management, and performance management
• Proven experience managing schedules and employees to achieve desired results
• Experience with game development pipelines and potential bottlenecks
• Exceptional interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills
• Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the executive, development, sound, cinematics, online technologies, quality assurance (QA), video production, marketing, and public relations (PR) teams
• Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
• Passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment titles

Pluses
• Past art, engineering, or game design work experience
• Experience with online technologies, Battle.net, and multiplayer systems

Source: Gamasutra

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Last Updated: February 18, 2011

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