A new report suggests that the much-anticipated Diablo 2 remaster could be coming sometime during the fourth quarter of 2020
Diablo 2 remaster was tipped to be re-released later this year. A report this week suggests that the game Diablo 2: Resurrected will be developed by the support studio for Destiny 2. If this is true, Blizzard Entertainment will likely bring some big heat to the game in the next few weeks and months preceding the release of the game – one of the most massive online games to ever ruin your highschool years due to its higher-than-average ability to keep you addicted to the realm.
The article cites “sources close to the studio,” and suggests that Vicarious Visions is supporting Blizzard on the project. Vicarious Visions has been operating for decades now, but the studio most recently worked on the Crash Bandicoot revival, developing the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.
According to a new report from French news outlet Actugaming.net, 2020 might finally be the year that Diablo 2 gets its much-anticipated remaster. Of course, all of this is speculation, with the outlet citing “sources close to the studio”. However, Actugaming did correctly predict many of Blizzard’s big announcements at Blizzcon 2019. And, a Diablo 2 remaster rumor has been circulating for years now. Blizzard already has World of Warcraft: Shadowlands releasing soon and most of their other big games already announced. Thus, a Diablo 2 remaster feels like an easy way for Blizzard to drum up hype if they do put on some type of Blizzcon-like event this year.
Actugaming reports that the potential game is titled Diablo 2 Resurrected. Vicarious Visions is supposedly helping Blizzard out with the port. Considering their work on the Crash Bandicoot trilogy and the Destiny 2 port, that makes a lot of sense. The game will potentially release during 2020’s fourth quarter. Though, that could easily change given the current global situation.
Of course, the big question is will the game meet with fan expectations. Earlier this year, Activision-Blizzard saw massive backlash around their middling remaster of Warcraft 3. Fans are likely to be even more rabid around Diablo 2. This a game the studio has to get right. However, given how poor Warcraft 3‘s remaster was, I’ll be coming to any potential D2 remaster with a heavy degree of skepticism.
If Diablo 2 Resurrected is, indeed, a thing, expect an announcement either during the summer or at whatever Blizzcon 2020 becomes. Usually, I would assume Blizzard would hold out for their own event. However, with that in doubt, they might choose to reveal it earlier than originally planned.