Ever since Diablo 3 came out, players have been clamoring for an offline play edition. Only this Diablo game has ever been online-only for PC. Diablo and Diablo 2 have all had offline play functions which gave rise to so much third party tools and content like Jamela and private servers.
But why would Blizzard want to keep a lot of players from playing Diablo 3 offline?
Aside from keeping offline play unavailable for PC, they had to shut down the auction house as it afforded some way for players to get a boost through paying for items. No matter how you look at it, the auction house became a way for real world money to become a solid method to gain headway against other players.
But auction house lovers always argued that since Diablo 3 RoS does not have a PvP function, getting ahead of others shouldn?t really be a problem. What?s more, it allowed dedicated players to earn through their games.
Some players?had petitioned Blizzard to open up offline play for the well-loved dungeon game. Reddit users have also joined the call but with lukewarm support. So far, Blizzard has only had one answer to their request in the form of the Ultimate Evil Edition.
Offline play available for a long time
But with the availability of the Diablo 3 RoS Ultimate Evil Edition for consoles, it is now possible to play Diablo 3 offline and even connect to 4 other players on the same console without an internet connection.
Here?s what you will need:
- PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 ir Xbox One console
- 4 controllers
- Large screen TV
- Some getting used to
The games essentially let 4 players play on the same console. You can bring your character along in a USB or download it from the cloud before you start playing with your friends.
You can only play on one console and swapping characters from different consoles is not allowed. This means that you can?t take your Xbox 360 character to your PS3 or vice versa.
The real question here for offline play is, ?What about the loot?? The main reason why online play works well is that only you can see the loot that dropped for your character on the PC. But for the console, it?s a free-for-all.
So what are you waiting for? Get some friends together to play Diablo 3 offline?on your console!
photo source: Diablo 3 Press Kit