Diablo II Remastered Rumors Resurface

A post on ACTUGAMING reports, in the site's native French, on plans for a remastered version of Diablo II (thanks Wccftech). A rumor about a Diablo II remake emerged last year, and this report claims to have learned of this from sources close to Blizzard. Here is a machine translation to part of their report:
Among the many projects to come, we would therefore have a remastered edition of the second episode of the hack'n'slash series which would take the name of Diablo 2 Resurrected . The release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020 , although the date may be slightly delayed due to the current situation.

It is the desire to introduce the series to the approach of Diablo 4 that would have prompted the Californian company to offer a remastered edition. According to our sources, it is the Vicarious Visions studio that would support Blizzard for this Diablo 2 Resurrected , project on which he would work since the release of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy . Remember that Vicarious also worked on the port of Destiny 2 .
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PHJF wrote on May 9, 2020, 20:43:
jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2020, 20:30:
Apparently you can play a modern version of Diablo 2 using Grim Dawn and this mod.

I've been doing this hard for the past week.
How is it?
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jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2020, 20:30:
Apparently you can play a modern version of Diablo 2 using Grim Dawn and this mod.

I've been doing this hard for the past week.
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Apparently you can play a modern version of Diablo 2 using Grim Dawn and this mod.
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bhcompy wrote on May 9, 2020, 19:09:
Diablo 2 remaster, now with microtransactions

Buy 2 Cham runes for $4.99 each or buy a Zod for $8.99 (best value!).
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May 9, 2020, 19:52
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 9, 2020, 15:02:
Even if they make it exactly faithful to the original(plus patches), just with better graphics, people are in for a hard wakeup call. Nostalgia is coloring most peoples' memories of this game.

Also, not much hope after the debacle of Remastered Warcraft 3.

Yes, that's my sentiment as well. They're going to need to incorporate a lot of modern QoL stuff in order to make it any fun. I love Diablo 2 to death and have played it more than any other game, but I can't see myself coming back to it 20 years later unless they make a lot of improvements.
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May 9, 2020, 19:20
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"It's not 'sort of' changed, it has completely changed," Brevik contested, noting that the only original Blizzard developers who remain are senior art director Samwise Didier and senior vice president Allen Adham, who Brevik still chats with regularly.

https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-has-completely-changed-say-diablos-original-creators/
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Diablo 2 remaster, now with microtransactions
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El Pit wrote on May 9, 2020, 14:38:
Dear Blizzard, if you make the D2 Remaster as amazing as your remastered version of WarCraft 3, then... NO! HARDPASS!

How many people had left when they finished the StarCraft remaster? They did a great job with that. Not sure why they didn't just go about the WC3 remake in the same fashion.
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May 9, 2020, 18:34
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For free? Nah, not even then. Didn't really care for it. And I hated that jungle map.
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The Half Elf wrote on May 9, 2020, 18:05:


Just take Starcraft, and turn it into Planetside.

Genius
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jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2020, 18:04:
El Pit wrote on May 9, 2020, 14:38:
Dear Blizzard, if you make the D2 Remaster as amazing as your remastered version of WarCraft 3, then... NO! HARDPASS!
My sig line.


Just take Starcraft, and turn it into Planetside.
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El Pit wrote on May 9, 2020, 14:38:
Dear Blizzard, if you make the D2 Remaster as amazing as your remastered version of WarCraft 3, then... NO! HARDPASS!
My sig line.
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Do I have to say it? I'm sure everybody did already.
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I would play it eventually because d2 was great fun and reliving it again in slightly less ugly version would be fun to do at some point. It isn't something I am waiting on or anticipating though.
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I've played enough D2 for one lifetime.
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May 9, 2020, 15:56
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another double dip... no thanks.
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May 9, 2020, 15:32
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Unfortunately, this won't be a remaster so much as a from scratch rewrite. From what I understand all the source code and original assets were lost permanently. So the game is going to definitely be different than the original and to me that would probably make it something I'll pass on. I am sure Blizzard will do something stupid like with D3 and D4 and tie it to be always online or some other kind of BS. For me, I would rather they never attempt it at all then make it like that.
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Even if they make it exactly faithful to the original(plus patches), just with better graphics, people are in for a hard wakeup call. Nostalgia is coloring most peoples' memories of this game.

Also, not much hope after the debacle of Remastered Warcraft 3.
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Diablo II: Remastered: Mobile Edition
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