We all basically expected it, but the announcement that Diablo III was coming to PS3 and PS4 meant the vain hope that we’d be able to play cross-platform with our console brethren. Alas, this has been confirmed not to be the case.
Community manager Vaeflare took to the Battle.net forums to explain that while they think it’d be awesome, it’s not currently planned. “There are currently no plans to allow connectivity between PlayStation Network and Battle.net (this is pretty standard for most games that have PC and console support),” she said. “As a result, the characters on your Battle.net account and PlayStation account will also remain separate.”
Vaeflare also explained that just as Diablo III on PC does not support a controller, so the PS3 version will not support a keyboard and mouse. “In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC, we don’t have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards.”