Blizzard is seeking to hold Diablo’s veteran gamers proud of Diablo 2: Resurrected.
Diablo 2: Resurrected was introduced throughout BlizzCon 2021’s opening ceremony, and the updated version of the traditional dungeon-crawler makes important enhancements to the visuals–to the purpose that it virtually appears like a brand-new sport. Nonetheless, Blizzard’s monitor file with remastered video games is spotty, notably after Warcraft III: Reforged launched to a damaging reception attributable to lacking options and few significant enhancements. Blizzard is seeking to keep away from the same destiny for Diablo 2: Resurrected.
Chatting with GameSpot’s Alessandro Fillari throughout BlizzCon, designer Andre Abrahamian stated the crew knew it wanted to keep up the core gameplay of the unique Diablo 2 when it began on the mission. It is not designed to exchange that sport, both, as each will nonetheless be accessible by way of Battle.internet. If gamers desire the older model, they’re nonetheless capable of play it, as a substitute.
Producer Matthew Cederquist added that there may even be a technical alpha take a look at taking place shortly that may enable gamers to offer suggestions on the sport thus far, which Blizzard will then do its greatest to implement. If the builders felt one thing was straying too removed from the unique formulation whereas designing the brand new model, nevertheless, it wasn’t carried out, so it ought to nonetheless really feel like Diablo 2 for veterans.
Diablo 2: Resurrected is coming to PC, Nintendo Change, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X|S, PS4, and PS5 later this yr. The sport’s improvement crew contains Vicarious Visions, which was folded into Blizzard not too long ago. It beforehand created the wonderful Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake, so it has expertise with giving older video games a makeover.