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Blizzard Confirms Diablo III PS4 Patch Support, Save Transfer Instructions Detailed

August 7, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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Remember when we reported last month that the now-gen versions of Diablo III Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition — won’t be updated at all by Blizzard? Well, apparently that’s changing — at least for the PlayStation 4 version.

In a post on the official US PlayStation Blog, Blizzard Production Director John Hight confirmed that due to the PS4′s architecture, they’ll be able to patch Diablo III almost as soon as the PC version.

One more cool piece of news for PS4 players: the next-gen console architecture makes it much easier for us to offer ongoing patch support for the PS4 version of the Ultimate Evil Edition. This means that as we continue to patch the game on PC, we’ll now be able to roll out related patch content, as appropriate, on PS4 as well. It’ll take some additional time beyond the PC patch rollout, but we’ll get them to you as quickly as possible.

Now, just in case you bought Diablo III for last-gen consoles, don’t forget you can transfer your save data from one platform to another — and yes, that even includes Xbox 360 to PS4 saves! Over on Battle.net, Blizzard posted the step-by-step instructions on how to transfer from PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to PS4.

PS3 to PS4, Xbox 360 to Xbox One:

If you will be playing Ultimate Evil Edition on a different console (same brand, different generation), follow the steps below to transfer your data.

Exporting Your Save from Diablo III:
Step 1: Insert your original Diablo III disc or launch the digital version of the game.
Step 2: Download and install patch 1.0.3 for Diablo III.
Step 3: Log in to your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) or Xbox Live (XBL) account.
Step 4: Proceed to the main menu. Navigate to “More” > “Export Save.”
Step 5: Confirm this selection and proceed through any prompts that appear.

PS3 to Xbox One, Xbox 360 to PS4:

If you will be playing Ultimate Evil Edition on a different console (different brand, different generation), follow the steps below to transfer your data.

Linking Your Sony Entertainment Network and Xbox Live Accounts:
Step 1: Create an SEN and XBL account, if you don’t already have both.
Step 2: Visit http://battle.net/playstation.
Step 3: Log in to Battle.net with your account, or create a new Battle.net account.
Step 4: Press “Continue.” You will be redirected to Sony.
Step 5: Log in to your SEN account you’ll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).
Step 6: Using the same browser, visit http://battle.net/xbox.
Step 7: Press “Continue.” You will be redirected to Microsoft.
Step 8: Log in to the XBL account you’ll be importing a save from (or exporting a save to).

Are you planning on picking up Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on August 19 when it launches?

[Source: US PS Blog, Battle.net]