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Diablo 2 Remaster Coming as Diablo 2 Resurrected?

The Diablo 2 remaster rumour mill is churning again. We’ve heard a Diablo 2 remaster can’t easily be done from the man behind the original but are Blizzard working on something after all?

French gaming site Actugaming posted a new article which claims that they’ve been tipped-off that a Diablo 2 remaster is currently in the works. The remaster is apparently going by the name of Diablo 2 Resurrected and is being developed outside of Blizzard at Vicarious Visions who also worked on the PC port of Destiny 2.

PureDiablo forum goer Jugulator has posted his thoughts on why there may be some substance to the rumours following leaked reveals prior to BlizzCon 2019. The only rumour that did not come to fruition last year was a Diablo 2 remaster.

When we spoke to David Brevik about the possibility of a remaster in 2017, he wasn’t convinced it was possible. He said it was likely many of the original assets have been lost. He also added it would be hard to move to 3D as it would fundamentally change the game. That wouldn’t be a problem though for a remaster.

There’s no doubt a remaster would be welcomed by fans prior to the launch of Diablo IV. Blizzard says they are looking at the first two games for inspiration for Diablo IV. Perhaps they see a remaster as an opportunity to prime new players for what’s to come. Here’s hoping anyway.

The supposed release date for this remaster is late 2020 but with everything that’s going on with COVID-19, that could be wishful thinking.

Jugulator covers why these may be more than speculation in his forum post so give that a read.

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3 comments

  1. mrpinsky

    They would not move to 3D, as that would be a remake, not a remaster. If it happens, it will be like the StarCraft remaster with higher-res 2D art but identical gameplay.

    1. Rush

      Yep, a remake would be pointless what with another Diablo game in the works. After all the confusion with Warcraft Reforged Blizzard will want to get the messaging right if it does appear.

  2. DigitalDiarrhea

    With the disasterious launch of wc 3 reforged…man…I’m not holding my breath at all. In the mean time I just got grim dawn, and installed the Diablo 2 mod. I haven’t had a chance to touch it yet but I played like a minute and was like awwwe…so good..

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