With the upcoming remaster Diablo 2: Resurrected on the horizon, some followers are calling into query Blizzard’s historical past with remasters. Warcraft 3: Reforged launched final yr and upset many followers of the sport. Not solely was the launch tormented by technical points, lacking authentic options, and contained minor upgrades visually, however the recreation changed the unique’s shopper. On launch, the unique recreation’s multiplayer shopper was closed and many gamers had been angered by the discharge of Warcraft 3: Reforged.
With the latest historical past in thoughts, it is no shock Diablo 2 followers are anxious in regards to the last product of Diablo 2: Resurrected. The excellent news is that a unique workforce is accountable for the Diablo 2: Resurrected launch. In truth, the present head of the Diablo franchise, Rod Ferguson, wasn’t even at Blizzard on the time Warcraft 3: Reforged launched. He not too long ago sat down with PC Gamer to subject questions in regards to the path of the Diablo franchise, and tackle considerations of apprehensive followers.
In keeping with Ferguson, Diablo 2 and Diablo 2: Resurrected shall be separate video games, and the discharge of the remaster will not have an effect on Diablo 2. He additionally went on to guarantee followers that Diablo 2 goes to stay untouched. Whereas he did level out that the Warcraft 3 launch occurred earlier than his time on the firm, it was obvious that Blizzard needs to keep away from a repeat of these errors. It is a very promising signal that the workforce needs to hold the Diablo 2 expertise genuine.
In his interview with PC Gamer, Ferguson mentioned: “One of many issues we needed to verify was that D2 authentic stayed D2 authentic. We had been going to guarantee that that recreation stayed there. Protecting the 2 video games separate was a giant a part of that.” Because the authentic recreation is not being altered, the multiplayer performance will even stay untouched. Diablo 2: Resurrected will not assist all the mods the unique recreation does, however they may nonetheless be obtainable on the unique recreation.
Blizzard is wanting into choices for Diablo 2: Resurrected to assist cross-platform play in some unspecified time in the future, however gamers shouldn’t anticipate it at launch. Blizzard has additionally been wanting into making extra of its video games cross-platform, with rumors about each Overwatch and Overwatch 2 being in line for them to a minimum of look into it. With the ability of the newer consoles, extra video games are contemplating crossplay between consoles and PCs.
Diablo 2: Resurrection is slated to launch someday in 2021, and can embody the Lords of Destruction DLC package deal. The two-decade-old title is getting its much-requested re-release, with fairly just a few updates. Hopefully, the sport stays true to the unique, as has been promised by the event workforce.
Diablo 2: Resurrected launches later this yr for PC, PS4, PS5, Change, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection X/S.