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Diablo 3 Console to Battle.net Linking Discontinued

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Starting April 26, 2016 Battle.net profiles will no longer be able to be linked to the Console versions of Diablo 3. Several services will no longer be available as a result.


 
All the services which link Battle.net and both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network (PSN) are being decommissioned on April 26. This announcement came out of nowhere, and heavily affects the console versions of Diablo 3. 
 
Two key services, the switching of saves from XBox to PSN or PSN to XBox format will be unavailable after that date. PS3-->PS4 and XBox 360--> XBox 1 save transfers will not be affected. (Source)
 
The one positive might be that all players on the two affected services will be receiving free promo items. Console-ation prizes I suppose. Sorry, that was a terrible pun. 
 
Moving on, the change is likely due to the recent announcement from Microsoft that their network had been retooled from the ground up and now has complete native compatibility for cross-platform play. This has lead to a similar update on the PSN in order for the two networks to fully become compatible, and likely is the reason this software is being decommissioned.
 
Leave thoughts and comments in the box below folks, and please don't come after me for that terrible pun.

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