The same source who leaked Diablo 4 and the new WoW expansion says that a Diablo 2 remaster is in the works


Blizzard was lukewarm on remasters in the past, but has since embraced them

Diablo 2is an absolute classic.

I still play itto this day with folks, whether it’s a modded edition or the original. It’s just that good, and provided the blueprint for so many dungeon crawlers after it: many of which never managed to surpass its scope. But with each passing year it becomes harder and harder to easily fire it up, especially since it’s not nested natively in Blizzard’s launcher. That could change.

According to the site Actugaming, Vicarious Visions (who typically handles remasters/remakes and Skylandersfor Activision) is working on a new version of Diablo 2with the subtitle “Resurrected.”Yep, this is the same source that originally leaked thatDiablo 4,WoW‘sShadowlandsexpansion and evenOverwatch 2were in the pipeline. If this report is accurate, there are three Diabloprojects in the pipeline, more than any current Blizzard IP (Diablo 4, Immortal, this D2remaster). Also, they have their work cut out for them, given that the source code was lost.

It’s interesting to see Blizzard go the way of Pixar. Once lauded for its completely original approach to IP with a reputation for doing no wrong, the company has been sequel-heavy in past years with projects of varying quality, while doubling down on remasters and nostalgia (Starcraft, Warcraft III, WoW Classic). Hopefully more care will go into this remaster than Warcraft III: Reforged.

Diablo 2 Resurrected [ via PCGamer]