Bit of background: I’ve been playing the D4 beta this weekend and I’m not too fond of it… I enjoy playing D3 considerably more.
I hope I am wrong, but I think the writing is on the wall that Blizzard will eventually drop support for D3 entirely: it’s impossible to monetize D3 the way D:I and D4 are/will be, and micotransactions/battle passes seem to be the direction Blizzard wants to take all their games.
I have been playing D3 on-and-off since release, but much more consistently in the last several years - I also played D1 and D2 when they were released, and played offline solo D2 on-and-off for well over 10 years so I have spent a long time in Sanctuary - losing D3 seasons will be sad, but losing the ability to play D3 at all will be heartbreaking. While it’s possible Blizzard may make a final offline patch for D3, that’s not something to count on, so I have decided to get a Nintendo Switch in order to always be able to scratch the D3 itch when I get it.
I already picked up a physical copy of D3 for the Switch last year ($60 for ‘just in case’) but I think it’s time to actually invest in the Switch itself, before it goes to a new generation of hardware and the older physical games are no longer compatible.
I dont know anything about consoles (havent played a console game since BioShock on my old Xbox) so I have a few questions for the community:
Is it possible to play D3 completely offline on the Switch with a physical copy of the game? (participating in seasons is irrelevant: if Blizzard drops support of D3 there wont be any more seasons anyway…)
Can I connect the Switch to a TV or Computer monitor to play on a larger screen?
There are two version of the Switch currently available - the OLED and I guess the ‘standard’ version - will a physical copy of D3 be able to play on either?
Thank you in advance!