Diablo 2 Resurrected has finally been confirmed. The long-awaited remastered version of the quintessential ARPG is finally here. Blizzard has announced the new game version, after years of fans wanting and expecting it. Fans have all but assumed the remaster was coming, for years. There were rumors, now proven false, that hinted the game had been canned.
Diablo Executive Producer Rod Fergusson announced the project during Blizzconline 2021.
As for what to expect, we’re getting basically the classic D2 and LoD experience, with vastly improved visual fidelity. The much more modernized and open-world Diablo 4 will be a big departure from the roots of the older Diablo games. But one great new addition is full cross-platform support for all the various console and PC releases. The game is due out for PC, PS4, PS5, and the XSX, as well as the Switch.
The company has been pushing hard to get the franchise into the modern era. Increased pressure from hardcore fans—as well as competition from Path of Exile—has made it hard for Blizzard to keep up. The developer is about to push many new projects out in the next couple of years. Diablo 2 Resurrected, Diablo 4, and Diablo Immortal are all due quite soon,
Diablo II Resurrected is coming in 2021 to Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Nintendo Switch.
There is a closed alpha test coming soon, as the game needs to verify the basic infrastructure works. Expect that later this year and you can already sign up for it on the official Diablo website.