Diablo 2: Resurrected is an HD Remake and coming later this year according to new rumors

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, May 11, 2020 1:30 PM
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More and more juicy rumors are circulating at the moment, probably because everyone’s cooped up inside these days and have nothing to do except scour the internet for possible information on upcoming games, or even spill the beans on some insider info they have gained just to spice up the news feeds. Either way, according to some new rumors it looks like we might be getting a remake of the classic Blizzard game, Diablo 2.

The leaks come from a french news site which claims they have information regarding a title called Diablo 2: Resurrected, seemingly an HD remake of the original game. According to them, it will be released some time in quarter 4 of this year and is apparently being developed by Vicarious Visions, who recently worked on the PC ports for Destiny 2 and Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, so there’s some credibility there.

But, given the situation that occurred with Warcraft 3: Reforged back in January and the overwhelmingly negative reception, a Diablo 2 remake may not be the most welcome of news. Then again, surely they have learned from past mistakes? We’ll just have to wait and find out unfortunately if these rumors really are true, but they do seem likely at the moment.

What do you think? Would you be excited for a Diablo 2 HD remake? What would you want to see added? And what can they learn from Warcraft 3: Reforged’s poor reception? Let us know!

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Would love something like this. The true Diablo game, not that crap D3...

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16:00 May-11-2020

Would love something like this. The true Diablo game, not that crap D3...

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14:58 May-11-2020

It IS true. A close friend who is working on it told me. Sadly, it's a mobile only title.

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17:24 May-11-2020

That seems like a bit of a stretch, even for Blizzard. Sure they realized the mobile gaming market is where the money's at but the demographic of a game like Diablo is on the opposite spectrum of that market.

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17:35 May-11-2020

You're not serious right? Most of their demographic is in Asia and they love their mobile games. Core fans are the minority and don't matter. Sales and share holders matter.

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20:45 May-11-2020

True sadly.

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21:16 May-11-2020

I missed a 2 there, my mistake. Was meant to be "but the demographic of a game like Diablo 2 is on the opposite".

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14:14 May-11-2020

I really hope it's awesome. I enjoy modifying D2 and improving its experience with customization. I hope they use the old-engine but very improved - similarly to how Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition was modernized. I don't think it is as difficult to use old engine as people say considering; Diablo was backward engineered (D2 was built in same vein) and the resources Activision-Blizzard have.

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15:15 May-11-2020

Using the old engine would be considered a remaster, not a remake.

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15:50 May-12-2020

Yeah I get what you mean, but they have to remake the engine either way as the old data was lost. If they want the same feel they have to use the same mechanics...which could only be done using the same or very similar designed engine.

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