When you’re a company with a lineage like Blizzard, it feels criminal to leave a lot of your rich history solely in the past. The virtues of preservation along with the horrors of capitalism find a middle ground in the realm of remakes, however, and Diablo II finds itself next on the docket.
Blizzard announced Diablo II: Resurrected at Blizzconline, the virtual make-good of their COVID-cancelled Blizzcon 2020. As previously indicated by Activision, Vicarious Visions has been brought from their good work of bringing Tony Hawk to a modern generation to aid Blizzard in remaking Diablo II. Considering the reputation of Warcraft III: Reforged, this is probably good for Diablo and bad for Tony Hawk.
With new lighting and graphics, the game is getting new cinematics recreated shot-for-shot and fully 3D graphics in the gameplay. Like the Starcraft Remastered release, players can toggle on the classic graphics as well. The remake launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC with cross-progression in 2021.
You can check out the Diablo II: Resurrection trailer below.