Diablo 3 is currently available on 6 different platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4. That number will soon become 7, as the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be coming on November 2. With that many platforms, many fans have long wished that Blizzard would make the game playable cross-platform. If such a thing actually made an appearance, it would certainly enhance the game’s multiplayer experience by a large margin.

Cross platform is a multiplayer feature that allows people who play the same game on different platforms to play together. This concept is becoming more and more common, appearing in popular games such as Minecraft and Fortnite.

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Diablo 3 Eternal Collection includes the Reaper of Souls and the Rise of the Necromancer expansion

On October 12, at a gameplay demo for the Nintendo Switch version of the game, a representative from Blizzard reportedly said “It’s a question of when, not if” when asked why Diablo 3 still didn’t have cross-platform. This prompted rumors that the company is working on the long-awaited cross-platform feature for Diablo 3. Some fans theorized that Blizzard was working with Sony and Microsoft to make the Switch version of Diablo 3 playable with other platforms.

Unfortunately, people from Blizzard have spoken up against this. They admitted that they liked the idea of bringing players across all platforms together. However, they did not have any plan to make cross-play for Diablo 3 in the foreseeable future.

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                                                          Rise of the Necromancer expansion

Diablo 3 fans are not the only ones denied the chance to play with their friends on different platforms. The same situation has happened, and is still happening, with players of many other popular games such as Call of Duty or Madden. This seems like an unnecessary limit, as there is seemingly no reason not to make these game cross-platform.

This statement from Blizzard is a big disappointment to Diablo 3 fans. It looks like all they can do for now is hoping that the company will change its mind in the future.