Diablo 3 will not require internet connection on PS3, PS4

Sony rep hints at offline play

Diablo 3 may function on PS3 and PS4 without an online connection, in contrast with its PC and Mac editions.

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The news comes via Sony's John Hight. During an interview with GameTrailers, Hight mentioned offline play in a discussion about the game's local co-op mode.

"You can have four people on the same screen - no split-screen, we just zoom the camera out. Or if you're offline..."

While Hight didn't elaborate, the mention of offline play suggests the always-online nature of the PC and Mac versions of Diablo 3 may not apply to the console versions.

Diablo 3 will release on PS3 and PS4. No official release window has been announced.