Diablo 3 Coming to Consoles? Blizzard Hiring Console Software Engineer
Blizzard may be serious when they say they are entertaining the idea of bringing Diablo 3 to consoles. A new job posting on Gamasutra hints at the possibility of Diablo 3 coming to PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
According to the job posting, the position is for Senior Software Engineer Console Network at Blizzard and it calls for the hire to be a "key contributor on the Diablo team". The official job description reads:
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an enthusiastic software engineer to be a key contributor on the Diablo team. This position is responsible for ensuring the best implementation of sophisticated networking systems on consoles.
Design, implement, and maintain networking related game systems for the console game.
Identify previously unknown issues and offer solutions.
A minimum of 3 years game coding experience
A minimum of 1 shipped multi-platform AAA title (Xbox 360 and PS3) as a network engineer
Familiar with implementing client / server architecture
In-depth knowledge of PSN and Xbox Live
Networking experience in TCP and UDP protocols
Fluent in C / C++
Able to work in a collaborative team environment
Passion for playing console games
Experience with bandwidth optimization
Computer science, EE, Mathematics, Physics, or a related degree
Familiar with Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment products
Prior development work on client / server game systems
Blizzard is best known for blockbuster franchise titles like World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. The upcoming Diablo 3 game is currently in private beta with plans for a release sometime during 2012.