The rumors of a remake or remaster called Diablo 2: Resurrected have been around for a long time. Now they are being promoted by well-known industry insider Jason Schreier from Bloomberg supported. In a report, Schreier is certain: A Diablo 2 remake is reality.
Apparently the game went through some restructuring at Blizzard. So initially the team behind Warcraft 3: Reforged was responsible for the development. After the bad reviews from fans, Blizzard finally got down decided to rethink
Previous rumors suggested that the Activision studio Vicarious Visions entrusted with Diablo 2: Resurrected has been. The developer gained fame through the remakes Tony Hawk 1 + 2 and Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy.
Now it became known that Vicarious Visions merged with Blizzard Entertainment has been. This fact fits well with the reports that the 200 employees are now supposed to be working on Diablo 2: Resurrected. The former boss Jennifer Oneal also rise to the leadership ranks of Blizzard.
Blizzard itself did not confirm the Bloomberg report, but at least commented that Vicarious Visions “has been working with Blizzard for some time.”
Avoid disaster like Warcraft 3: Reforged
The so-called Team 1 previously responsible for Diablo 2: Resurrected, which had previously also looked after Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm, was according to the report partially integrated into Blizzard. Other employees are said to have either been terminated or entrusted to independent developers from the former Blizzard environment, such as Mike Morhaimes Dreamhaven.
Blizzard has one under all circumstances Avoid disaster like Warcraft 3: Reforged
In our test, too, we ultimately had a stale aftertaste:
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In the aftermath, according to the Bloomberg report, Blizzard tried to find out what actually went wrong. The result was that one Mixture of ambiguous communication and a hasty release due to time pressure from management. Blizzard does not want to repeat these mistakes in Diablo 2: Resurrected.