Is Diablo 2 Resurrected?
Is Diablo 2 finally dead? This article discusses the status of the game, and answers your questions whether or not it’s going to be a success. Diablo 2 was one of the most popular games of its time and was one of the first online games to really push the limits of what an online game can offer. The game offered an expansive, free-roaming single-player experience that many people loved. Now, years later, that same game is still incredibly popular.
Recently, a rumor circulated on the internet that said that the next version of Diablo 2 was going to offer new features like classes, new levels, and even more customizable playability. I was actually pretty skeptical at first when I heard about this. Personally, I thought the idea of a class reunion was just a little too gimmicky to be worth any hype. I figured that all of the great content that came out for the original game would make any new content pointless. But I was wrong.
Blizzard has confirmed that the “Diablo 2 Resurrected” project is in no way related to the original Diablo game at all. There are now plans for future releases in the “Diablo” series, but no announcements have been made as of yet. However, the lead designer on the project, Charlie Sun, did mention that the idea for a Diablo 2 resurrection is “old one”. With that said, what does this mean for gamers?
Not much. Blizzard has confirmed that there will be no major new additions to the game, and that the only true change that will happen is the removal of the existing ” Diablo 2″ servers. If you were playing on that server before, you will continue to play that way. This means that you will not lose any progress you’ve made, nor will you have to start from the beginning if you want to play on a new ” Diablo 2″ server.
There is still no word on the new classes that will be added, or what kind of monsters and items will be included. Diablo 2 was one of the defining games of its time and is still one of the best games on the market. It is completely possible that the “Diablo 2 Resurrected” idea is simply the company doing a last minute job, or that it could be something exciting and new. The lead designer on the project did say that they will be focusing on the “old school” Diablo formula but don’t have anything concrete to leak just yet. In fact, it looks like the “Diablo 2 resurrection” is still very much a rumor and no one really knows where the project is headed. Stay tuned to our next update for more information!
One thing we do know is that the removal of the old game discs will make it easier for you to find and install patches if necessary. Diablo 2 used to require you to install the game on a CD before you could play. Those discs are expensive and the constant battle with the cassettes meant that not many people could afford them. That makes the use of old CDs and the installation of new patches a must if you want to keep your game.
Another detail we can expect is the possibility of using up to four player co-op in Diablo 2. Right now, one player can do all the things that make the game fun, while the other players do the same stuff that makes the game frustrating. By having four players playing together on the same computer, everyone can have a good time, even if they only get a little help from their friends who happen to be online at the time. Diablo 2’s remaster promises to remedy this situation in an exciting way.
As you probably can imagine, there is still a lot to be said about Diablo 2 and whether or not it’s truly going to be able to live up to all the hype. Diablo 2 may not be released on the day of the release date, but it will be out there before long. I would urge you to make sure to take advantage of the pre-release bonus that Blizzard issued after the game’s release. If you wait to purchase the game, you will miss out on a great deal of bonus material. You can also read our interview about Diablo 2’s remastered release date here.